Project X Zone, Two Other Games Announced for Western Release

Monday, January 21st, 2013

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Project X Zone

It’s finally coming.

Project X Zone, the 3DS game that puts the worlds of Namco Bandai, Sega and Capcom into a Strategy-RPG, was one of three games announced for North American release as well as for Europe at a recent Namco Bandai press event.

Originally announced last year and released in Japan last October, many American fans were itching to get a hold of it, but a release seemed unlikely due to it’s niche style gameplay. Thankfully, games like Pokemon Conquest and Fire Emblem have proven that there is demand for Strategy-RPGs. And yes, people really do want to play them.

Also announced was One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, the sequel to the Shonen Jump fighter One Piece: Pirate Warriors, will be released as a PlayStation Network exclusive this summer.

The third game announced  is Tekken Card Tournament. Little is known about the game but the player will be able to use actual collectible trading cards that we can expect to get our hands on later this spring.

And finally, Namco Bandai also teased an announcement for February 4. We’ll bring you more details on that as soon as they become available.


  • Hells to the yes! 😀

  • RichieBerry

    Woo! We’re on a roll. Bankruptcy here I come!

  • caleb1993

    Awesome, now I just have to find a job to pay for all of this…

  • Mega Man, Tekken, Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Tales characters all in one Fire Emblem-style game…oh…oh my………..

  • Dan

    OMG! This is amazing!

  • Goose

    I’m sorry bank account. It was fun while it lasted.

  • Ralene

    Really can’t wait to play this, the lineup for this calendar year just keeps getting better and better! (Sort of hoping we’ll get the Collector’s Edition as well but either way, still really excited we’re getting the game here!)

  • The money in my wallet just doesn’t want to stay there. At this rate I won’t have money for this year’s Comic Con… Oh well, at least its for a good game!

  • Synbios

    My god, I am thankful I bought a 3DS this year.

  • I’m shocked… I thought there was no way this would come here, especially before Bravely Default…

  • I mentioned this in the Facebook page, but I think I have a sound prediction that this game may warrant unquestionable success, or at least comfortable profit in the West. This game is fan-service at its core – a tease for all games we want localized, games we grieve as forgotten, and characters that can be faithfully represented again (especially after the damages made from recent cancellations or unfaithful reboots). We can see classic Dante, Megaman X, Kos-mos, characters from .hack, Tales of, and Valkyria Chronicles among many return to form. And the starvation for these games and characters may lots of units. Conditionally however, this logic may only come to fruition if everyone willing to support this game owns a 3DS.

    Any thoughts?

    • ZanetheWise

      Given that it didn’t do particularly well in Japan, where handhelds are king and most of the franchises that this game pays homage to are much more popular, I wouldn’t call it a guaranteed seller in the west, not by a long shot. That said, the original Operation Rainfall games did much better in North America than expected, outdoing Japan’s sales by a wide margin, so I suppose there’s hope for X Zone too.

      I wish more Japanese developers would look at the eShop as a platform to bring their games over. As I understand it, even discounted from the typical retail price there would still be less risk and more profit per sale going digital. I suppose though that if it was that good a deal they all would have jumped on it by now. There must be more to the story.

  • Let’s hope Bravely Default and Layton vs. Ace Attorney follow suit.

  • Just had an nerdgasm, so many great jrpgs this year. Hopefully, we hear more localization announcements for tales of innocence R and hearts R!!! Take all of my money now Namco Bandai!!!

  • Just had an nerdgasm, so many great jrpgs this year. Hopefully, we hear more localization announcements for tales of innocence R and hearts R!!! Take all of my money now Namco Bandai!!!

  • WAT

  • yet another SRPG in addition to fire emblem? Damn, the 3ds has a lot going on for it!

  • YES!

  • ZanetheWise

    Must… find… job!

  • ScienceNonfiction

    This news is awesome, but does anyone know if this game has any major spoilers for any of the games/series from which it derives its characters? There are plenty of games/series presented here that I haven’t played yet, and it would suck if I were to spoil them for myself because I decide to play this game first.

  • Aww, crap. there goes my money and my free time.

  • Unknown User

    Those bastards is only releasing this to the US because the game failed in japan! It had a lack of sales and now they are desperate so they’re sending it out here, hoping it would do better. And since America loves cross over….its gonna be a hit!

    • Kris

      True. but you gotta admit THIS IS GOOD 4 US! i mean sure, I hate it when they’re just using us like that to make sales but This is something i’m willing to buy! Regardless that they intended to keep it in japan.

    • John Ellis

      The reason they make games in is to make money. As long as we get the game I don’t mind the reason.