DLC for the Steam version of SFxT was originally planned to launch simultaneously with the GFWL release, but an “unforeseen error with the Valve submission process” has caused it to be delayed. Thus the DLC for Steam users has hit a bit of a hang-up and will be made available shortly.
The DLC for console owners won’t be unlocking until July 31st, but if you own the lesser, inferior PC version, which was broken for the longest, you’ll be able to pick up some of the DLC from GFWL right now.
The DLC in full contains 56 color customization options, 12 characters, two-alternate outfits for each fighter on the roster (including fighters who are disc-locked), preset combos and a whole lot of Gems. It’s amazing that PC gamers are not only hit with useless, broken DRM such as Games for Windows Live, but they also have to deal with broken ports, bad patches and disc-locked content that’s stored on servers instead of the disc.
As far as the game is taken into account, the center of the conflict between the Street Fighter and Tekken universes is a cubical object that crash-lands in Antarctica. The object is of a mysterious origin and researchers worldwide are unable to determine what purpose it serves. The only thing that can be understood is that when beings come into conflict around this object, it releases a water-like energy that brings more power to the combatants. Due to the object’s tendency to react to conflict between beings, they name it “Pandora”.
Whilst a standard story is given to most combinations of fighters, specific teams, such as Ryu and Ken or Kazuya and Nina, receive their own unique story elements and rival battles.
The inclusion of characters on the disc that can only be used by paying more resulted in criticism by fans and publishers as gamers would pay an additional amount of money for something that was completed before release and on disc. Capcom responded stating they intended to add the characters locked in the retail versions to save hard drive space. Another subject of criticism has been that online tag-team matches are not available for the Xbox 360 version although the feature was advertised and printed in the manual. Capcom stated this will not be fixed with a patch.