By David Fernandes / April 15th, 2012
Back in late February it was announced that Namco Bandai, Sega, and Capcom were joining hands to make one game for the 3DS, speculations, excitement, and hype were in all time high, what the game being about, to what genre the type of gameplay would be, or even what characters were gonna star in it or new characters for that matter were all up in the air…until now.
New plethora of information from the big heads themselves, revealing the game to be a cross-over style setting with the cast starring the many IPs at each of the companies disposal that you would know all to well or maybe don’t know, as many games, mainly Namco games, that were sadly not localized for one portion or any of the western regions.
A little bit of history and rundown of why you should be excited, is the fact that the gameplay is like two other games one being Endless Frontier for the DS which was localized for the NTSC region by Atlas, but not for PAL regions. The other that sadly was never brought over for various reasons, Namco X Capcom, yes there was cross over between these two long before this one; from what we see so far all three games share strikingly similarities that can’t be ignored. To those fans who never got to play it are hoping in this game we will finally get our own Namco X Capcom and even Endless Frontier for the PAL region, but now even bigger and better then before, now with the inclusion of Sega, greater things can only happen.
What we know:
- It’s a crossover game.
Project X Zone IS a crossover game! It is combined effort from Namco Bandai, Sega, and Capcom.
- It’s on the 3DS!
- It’s a strategy RPG!
- The characters operate in teams!
And they use moves from their home series. Some screenshots have three character teams
- The revealed character list is not the entire roster!
Honestly, a Sega game without Sonic? There HAS to be more characters.
Revealed character list itself:
Ryu & Ken (Street Fighter 0), X and Zero (Mega Man), Demitri and Dante (Darkstalkers and Devil May Cry), Chris and Jill (Resident Evil)
Shinguji Sakura and Ogami Ichiro (Sakura Wars), Pai and Akira (Virtua Fighter), Kurt and Riela (Valkyria Chronicles), Ulala and Touma (Space Channel 5 and Shining Force EXA)
Sanger Somvold (Super Robot Wars), Jin and Ling Xiaoyu (Tekken), Kos-Mos and T-elos (Xenosaga), Yurie and Estel (Tales of Vesperia), Kaito and Black Rose (.hack)
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