Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has declared in an interview that the developer will never feature any premium character DLC in any of his games, including the upcoming Tekken X Street Fighter. This follows the by Capcom to include premium DLC characters on-disc for Street Fighter X Tekken.
According to Harada during Namco's Global Gamer Day in Las Vegas, "Tekken has never had DLC before and charged for it."
He then temporized, "This isn't really directed at Capcom. I have always said this, but I see the characters and their move sets as chess pieces--they are essential items necessary in the game, and we would never sell any of those individually."
"It's Capcom's business decision, obviously, but I expect the reason they did that was if one player bought a character that another player didn't have, they would not be able to play against each other online," he concluded.
Tekken X Street Fighter is being released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but has no release date yet.