Update: Capcom issued the following statement to MCV concerning the locked DLC content found on the retail disc for Street Fighter X Tekken (thanks Andrew Eisen):
"The character information and files were intentionally included on retail versions of the PS3 and Xbox 360 game to save hard drive space and to ensure for a smooth transition when the DLC is available, allowing players who choose not to purchase the content the ability to play against players that did," a Capcom spokesperson told MCV.
"More specifics regarding pricing, dates and other additional exciting DLC plans for Street Fighter X Tekken will be shared at a later date. As a reminder, the retail version of the game will be the only disc-based version consumers will need to own and all future upgrades will come from post-launch DLC."
Naturally this explanation does not sit well with customers who feel like Capcom is simply charging them extra for something they already paid for – because it already resides in the game.
Original Story: According to a report on Xbox360Achievements, 12 characters due to be released as downloadable content for Street Fighter X Tekken (part of the cast of characters available for the PS Vita version) are already residing on the PS3 and Xbox 360 retail discs. This is similar to a move made by 2K Games with Bioshock 2, which also had DLC hiding on the retail discs.
The news comes from a YouTube user (SoulReaperTTG) who managed to create a series of videos showing off various characters. Videos reportedly show off characters on disc such as Elena, Guy, Cody, Bryan Fury, Lei Wulong, Ailsa Bosconovitch, Mega Man, Pac-Man, Blanka, Dudley, Sakura, Lars Alexandersson, Christie Monteiro and Jack.
Capcom has not announced pricing and dates for the DLC.