Project X Zone Looks to Keep Full Roster for Western Release

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

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At first glance, it seems to be rather trivial news that Project X Zone, soon to be localized in the US, is planning on retaining their full roster when it releases later this summer. However, when you consider other similar games, such as Jump Ultimate Stars for the Nintendo DS, never made it to US shores due to the huge amount of anime and manga properties included in it, your inner gamer should start to drool. While Project X Zone doesn’t have quite as many properties present as Jump Ultimate Stars, which had around 65 playable characters, it still boasts a respectable mash-up from 29 different Capcom series, Sega series and Namco series, with over 50 selectable characters. Further fanning the flames of this fan boy’s desire, Project X Zone includes iconic characters such as Ryu, Mega Man X, Dante, Jill, Ulala, Shinguji Sakura, Heihachi and KOS-MOS. When all is said and done, this gamer will be ecstatic when this gem finally hits US shores.



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  • After reading comments elsewhere about how SEGA “is going to remove all record of Valkyria Chronicles 3” and Capcom “is going to remove Mega Man and replace the old Dante with the new Dante”, I’ll have to say, I was shocked.

    • I hope that isn’t true.

    • It isn’t.

    • You are right. I wasn’t really “shocked”, per say, but despite my logical mind saying those trolls wouldn’t actually be right, there was still some part of me that said, “Perhaps they will remove some of the characters that only came out in Japan, and replace them with more Western recognizable characters.” I’m glad that’s not the case, but it seemed like a possibility.

    • Those are just the inevitable trolls. Some buttmad Valkyria fans, buttfrustrated Megaman Fans, and Buttdevastated DMC fans. Capcom has pissed off a lot of people.

    • Yeah, I get that. And since all those properties are well known in the West, those would not be the ones I’d change, if I were actually going to change the character roster.

  • I don’t even know most of characters in this game and I still want to play it.

    • I hope this has a character glossary, so that we who don’t know where all these characters come from can actually look into some of these more obscure games games.

  • ScienceNonfiction

    That’s nice to hear. Glad copyright/licensing issues aren’t making them take out any characters.

    On a semi-unrelated note: I posted something along the lines of this on a previous article, but I hope this game doesn’t contain any spoilers for the games/series from which it derives its characters. Can anyone confirm/deny this?

  • John Ellis

    The reason Jump Ultimate Stars never made it was because while in Japan the rights to them all belong to Jump, other in the US/ Europe they are owned by different dubbing companies

  • NinjaApe

    Why isn’t Sonic the Hedgehog in here?