Alternate costumes are a favourite subject for Capcom. They've been releasing alternate costume packs as DLC for the Street Fighter
games since Street Fighter IV
. Street Fighter x Tekken
will be no exception, as the alternate costumes have been revealed in a series of screenshots. This time, the fighters from Street Fighter
will be swapping costumes, so gamers will be faced with sights such as Cammy dressed as King, Chun Li in a panda costume and Rainbow Mikuma.
If those screenshots aren't enough for you, here are a handful of sneak peeks at the prologue, whose style is more reminiscent of concept art.
There's no word on how gamers will be able to get their hands on the alternate costumes. If previous games are anything to go by, they will be released as DLC packs. They certainly won't be included with the Special Edition of the game, which is now available for pre-order. For those of you who were unaware of the Special Edition until now, here is a brief reminder of the edition's contents.
•Street Fighter X Tekken game
•Build-It-Yourself Arcade Cabinet Bank (approximately 5"H)
•Exclusive Prequel Comic Book by UDON
•36 Gems: Includes All Pre-Order Packs Plus An Exclusive Pack
•Pre-Order Bonus: Nine Exclusive Gems Only Available For Pre-Ordering Special Edition
•Total of 45 Gems When You Pre-Order
Avid fans of the franchise will already know all about the Gem System, but casual fans may not have heard about this before now. The Gem system is a new system introduced to this game with the hope of making the game more accessible to new players. Last month's New York Comic Convention provided more details on the system; here is a trailer from the convention that will provide you with the information that you need.
Fighters are given gem power-ups that increase a variety of Attack, Speed, Defence, Cross Gauge and Assist statistics. Up to five gems can be equipped at any time. Certain conditions have to be met to activate gems; the Immense Power Gem that increases strength can be activated after landing a string of normal attacks. Here is a previously released gameplay trailer showing more footage of the gems in action.
For those of you who can't watch the trailers, here are a few screenshots taken from the gameplay footage:Street Fighter x Tekken
is due to be released on March 6th, 2012 in North America, and March 9th in Europe.