What is traditionally known as a “versus” fighting game is now changed with Street Fighter x Tekken. In japan, it is known as Street Fighter crosses Tekken. The marketing slogan for the game is “Will you cross the line?” Capcom is developing Street Fighter x Tekken, while Namco is hard at work on Tekken x Street Fighter.
Street Fighter x Tekken at it’s core plays similar to Street Fighter series of games. More notably, it uses the Street Fighter 4 engine in some shape or form. The control scheme however uses Tekken-standard 4 buttons for most moves. The rules are of Tekken Tag Tournament-style in which you have one chance at survival between yourself and another player. The game also uses super/EX meters for super moves and power moves.
What is this Gem System?
The gem system in a nutshell a battle system that allows SF x Tekken players to receive a ‘boost’ of sorts. These 5 gems are selectable at the character select screen. The gems correspond to the abilities that you are able to execute in-game. There are many types of gems available, here are a few: An attack gem is red, to get speed you need a green gem, for defense you need a yellow gem, to have the c. gauge you need a blue gem, and to have an assist ability, you need a purple gem. You can mix all of these gems together to form a combination of boosts. The gems is connected to the super/EX meter at the bottom of the screen.
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Street Fighter x Tekken is being released for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in Japan on March 8th, 2012, in United States on March 6th, 2012, and in Europe on March 9th, 2012. The PC version is going to release on May 11th in the United States, and May 14th in Europe.
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