Save Your Quarters for Street Fighter X Tekken’s Special Edition Piggy Bank

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News from New York Comic Con is that Street Fighter X Tekken, the crossover fighting game pitting Capcom and Namco Bandai’s rival franchises against each other, is scheduled to ship for PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 6, 2012 in North America (March 9th in Europe). But that’s not the exciting part. The Street Fighter X Tekken Special Edition coming to the North American market is. Because it comes with a piggy bank in the form of an arcade cabinet…that you get to build yourself!

Here’s what will come in the Special Edition, specifically:

– 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

What are Gems, you ask? Yep, that’s another new detail Capcom has announced. Gems are a new form of power-up customization allowing players to equip their fighters with up to five different Gems at once, each modifying stats and abilities in a different way. The NYCC trailer underneath provides a thorough explanation of how the Gem system works.

Oh, and one last bit of news. Capcom is now working on a PC version to go with the previously confirmed PS3, Xbox 360 and PS Vita versions.

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