Street Fighter X Tekken may of seemed like just Street Fighter IV with new characters to some at first, but those people are going to take it all back once they hear about the new innovative GEM system, which adds an extra layer of depth to the game itself and will change the way players experience the game.
A total of 57 GEMs (5 Assist and 52 Boost) come standard in Street Fighter X Tekken, and combatants equip three different GEMs to improve upon their strengths and/or weaknesses depending on their style of play. There are two types of GEMs; Assist and Boost, and each have specific advantages and disadvantages. The GEM system is sure to make Street Fighter X Tekken one of the most personalised fighters to date, allowing players to give their styles of play more balanced and to set their own custom handicap.
For an in-depth explaination with examples of the new GEM system check out this episode of Capcom’s online show promoting the game, “X the Line” below!
Street Fighter X Tekken for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 is set to release in North America on March 6, 2012 and March 9, 2012 in Europe. PlayStation Vita and PC versions will be announced in the near future.