Capcom Reveals GEM System for Street Fighter X Tekken, Pre-Order Bonuses, Screenshots

Capcom has revealed the new GEM system for their upcoming fighter, Street Fighter X Tekken. The system will provide depth and new levels of customization for players who are looking for more strategy in their fighting game experience.

The game has a total of 57 GEMs (5 Assist and 52 Boost). Each fighter can equip up to three GEMs and GEM effects stack on top of each other. Assist GEMs provide benefits, but also have a disadvantage. Boost GEMs provide a stat increase in one of these areas: attack, defense, speed, cross gauge, or vitality. However, a specific condition must be met before the bonus will activate. GEMs are assigned prior to a match and as a result, Boost GEM conditions are hidden from opponents.

Capcom has released a chart containing all of the GEMs and their effects which is based on the most up-to-date information they have. However, Capcom notes that some will undergo minor adjustments prior to the game’s final version.

Also, GEMs will be made available as pre-order bonus packs: GameStop consumers will receive “The World Warrior” GEM pack, consumers will receive the “Iron Curtain” pack, Best Buy consumers will receive the “Lightning Legs” pack, and the SFXT Special Edition will come with both a “King of Iron Fist” and a “Cross Arts” pack (which, combined, is 27 gems).

To read more details about the system, click here or watch latest episode of Capcom’s “X The Line” show below:

To see screenshots of the game, its GEM system, the GEM system chart, and the GEM pre-order pack charts, see the gallery below:

Street Fighter X Tekken will be released in North America on March 6th, 2012 and in Europe on March 9th, 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360. Details on the Vita and PC versions will be announced sometime “in the near future.”