Published on October 15th, 2011 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor
Street Fighter X Tekken Special Edition Announced
This year’s New York Comic-Con (NYCC 2011) brings with it a smorgasboard of news, updates, and announcements from the gaming world–and Capcom’s upcoming crossover fighter is among them. At NYCC 2011 SFxT’s producer Yoshinori Ono revealed the release date for Street Fighter X Tekken, offered a nice look at the game’s unique Gem System, and even announced that a Special Edition of SFxT will be available for pre-order…whoa, that’s a doozy.
The SFxT Special Edition is quite impressive and givers die-hard fans of both of the arcade fighter franchises a few novelty collector’s items that will no-doubt be treasured by gamers all over the world. The Special Edition includes:
- Street Fighter X Tekken video game
- Build-It-Yourself Arcade Cabinet Bank (5” in height)
- Exclusive Prequel Comic Book by UDON
- 45 Extra Gems Including All Pre-Order Bonus Packs
Street Fighter X Tekken will hit shelves March 6th, 2012 for North America and March 9th, 2012 for Europe for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation Vita. SFxT will also offer special bonus gem pre-order bonuses at select retailers, giving players an incentive to reserve their copy of the highly anticipated brawler.
Now let’s move on to the in-game Gem System that allows gamers to modify and customize their characters with power-ups and stat bonuses, offering a recipe for destruction and satisfying mayhem. This new system is somewhat akin to an RPG system where players choose different skills and abilities to use in-game. Check below for the new gameplay trailer featuring the Gem System debuted at NYCC 2011:
Street Fighter X Tekken is set to deliver an incredible action-packed 3-D tag team fighting experience to the gaming world, featuring a huge character roster with iconic favorites from both legendary franchises and a variety of game modes that deliver the classic arcade experience as well as new modes. The upcoming cross-over title is a must-have for all fighting game enthusiasts and will push the boundaries for gamers’ expectations from the genre itself.
Street Fighter X Tekken is slated for release in March 6, 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and PlayStation Vita. For more information please visit Capcom Unity’s official website.