Project X Zone is so many kinds of awesome, one game with multiple characters from different companiesPosted 9:01 am on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 by Chris Del Castillo
One thing that you don’t see often in the US are crossover games from Japan, since the licenses tend to be split around. This may be another one of those games that might miss a US release, unless fans really get behind it.
Project X Zone is a collaboration title from Capcom, Sega, and Bandai Namco Games featuring popular characters from each company’s list of characters. Each character won’t fight alone, as they will be teamed up with another character to fight in an RPG-style action game similar to Namco X Capcom, if you ever played the Japanese crossover or Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier released on the DS.
So far characters announced are:
Ryu and Ken will team up from Street Fighter
Dante from the Devil May Cry series and Demitri Maximoff from Darkstalkers
Megaman X and Xero
Resident Evil 5′s Chris and Jill
Xenosaga III’s KOS-MOS and T-elos
Tales of Vesperia’s Yuri Lowell & Estellise
.Hack’s Kite and Black Rose
Jin Kazama and Ling Xiaoyu will be teaming up again just like they did in Street Fighter X Tekken
Ichiro Ogami and Sakura Shinguji from Sakura Taisen series
Kurt Irving & Riera Maruserisu from Valkyria Chronicles
Cyrille & Toma from Shining Force EXA and Urara from Space Channel 5
With this huge cast of characters from so many great series, what’s the story going to be like? The games is currently only 50% complete and maybe we’ll see more characters announcements, but I am happy enough with these already announced.
And fans have wanted Mega Man in a game for some time now (no, the SFxT one doesn’t count), and this will be his first in long time as he is teams up with Zero. Let’s hope we see this in the states.
Project X Zone is being developed by Namco Bandai and is set to be released in 2012 for the 3DS in Japan with no information on a possible US version.
Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.