Project X Zone: 15-minute trailer of awesomenessPosted 9:52 am on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 by Chris Del Castillo
Back in 2005, Capcom and Namco (before it merged with Bandai games) teamed up together to release a Tactics RPG title that featured characters from both Namco and Capcom’s vast library of characters called Namco X Capcom. The game was developed by Monolith Soft, the team that had released the Xenosaga series.
Namco X Capcom was awesome. The story was just about villains from multiple video games teaming up and crossing over to try to take over the universe, all your basic stuff. For me it wasn’t about the story, but more about vast amount of characters and the animation that made me go out and buy the import game. Sure at first I beat the game with only a mild understanding of the Japanese language, but who cares, I was fresh off of beating Xenosaga III. My love for Rockman and Tales of Destiny just made it a plus. The game never got a release outside of Japan, which was pretty sad, but fans rallied together to fansub the game for those who wanted to play it.
Seven years later Capcom and Namco Bandai games are teaming up again, only this time they are adding Sega to the mix and releasing a new title for the Nintendo 3DS, “Project X Zone”.
The game features a huge cast of characters like Dante from Devil May Cry (the awesome one) teaming up with Demitri from Darkstalkers, Mega Man X and Zero, Ryu and Ken, Kos-Mos teaming up with Tel-os from Xenosaga, Black rose and Kite from .Hack. The list goes on and on.
A new 16-minute trailer showcases the characters and assist characters along with their special techniques, which looks amazing. There is no word yet if the game is coming to the West. Worst of all Nintendo 3DS titles are region-locked, so you can’t import it unless you go out and buy a Japanese 3DS.
So if this game catches your interest and you want to see it come over, make sure to let Capcom and Namco Bandai know. And don’t stop bothering them until they get tired of thousands and thousands of fans wanting this game.
The game releases October 11th, 2012, in Japan.
Did the intro video art style remind you of anything?
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.