By Ryan Tyner / February 7th, 2013
Project X Zone, the Capcom, Namco Bandai, and Sega crossover tactical role-playing game, is now available at Amazon. There are a variety of characters in the game that you may recognize including Mega Man and Yuri Lowell from Tales of Vesperia. For those of you that don’t know, Project X Zone is co-developed by Monolith Soft, the developers of Xenoblade. The price is listed at $39.99 with a date of August 31st, which is likely just a placeholder date.
Stages in Project X Zone take place in grid-based locations from the game’s many crossover titles. Each friendly unit is made up of two characters (thus referred to as a Pair Unit), though a third character (or “Solo Unit”) can be added for once-per-battle assistance. Unlike Namco × Capcom, units can move freely within their range on the field map, with no penalty for accessing treasure chests or destructible objects prior to attacking.
The battle system is called the Cross Active Battle System, wherein pressing the A button in combination with the Circle Pad performs up to five basic attack combos. Additional gameplay elements include Support Attack, which allows the player to call in a nearby ally for assistance, and Cross Hit, which freezes the target in place during simultaneous attacks from multiple units. Also, the player can trigger Critical Hits by connecting their next attack just before the target hits the ground after the first. As the player’s units deal damage, the player’s Cross Power (XP) gauge fills up and can be used for special attacks and defensive moves on the map. Damage done via Cross Hits can fill this gauge up to 150%.
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