TOKYO--Fighting games have long allowed players to customise their 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 let players change character moves and even timing.
Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono confirmed to GameSpot today that the gem system--which has been hinted at in previous weeks--will 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 let players change moves and timing for characters. No other details--such as what the process is for changing or how often you can do it--were outlined, though Ono did say more details would be forthcoming at the New York Comic-Con.
For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Street Fighter X Tekken.