Gem system to introduce method to customize moves, timings for characters in crossover fighter.
Fighting games have long allowed you to customise your favorite brawlers, but most of these have stuck to purely cosmetic changes such as costumes or accessories. Capcom's upcoming crossover fighter Street Fighter X Tekken is taking the customisation options one step further, and will apparently allow players to change character moves and even timing.
Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono confirmed to GameSpot today that the gem systemwhich has been hinted at in previous weekswill go further than simple costume changes, and will let players tweak individual characters and how they actually play. Ono said traditionally with fighters, characters are exactly the same, with the only thing separating players of the same skill being the ability to read a competitor (and a little luck). The gem system will drastically change this, letting players customise their characters so they are no longer straight clones, Ono said.
While Ono didn't divulge too many details, he did hint that the gem system will allow players to change moves and timing for characters. No other detailsuch as what the process is for changing, how often you can do it, and morewere outlined, though Ono-san did say more detail would be forthcoming at the New York Comic Con.
Keep it tuned to GameSpot for more details on the gem system soon.