Project X Zone Coming To UK 3DS
The 3DS is set to get another big hitter this year in the form of Project X Zone, a Strategy RPG/fighting game hybrid featuring eighty usable characters from Capcom, SEGA and Namco Bandai franchises.
Yes, that does mean Dante, Ulala, Ryu, Heihachi, Jill Valentine, Morrigan and Frank West will be in the same story-driven game. For starters.
Basically designed to be the ultimate fan service title, Project X Zone released in Japan last year, where we thought it would forever remain. However, it has now been confirmed for a European 3DS release this summer, featuring translated text but the original Japanese voice acting.
In gameplay terms, Project X Zone offers both deep isometric SRPG gameplay, with engagements based on a real time battle system that apes the style and moves of traditional 2D beat 'em ups. The script is naturally packed with references and asides, though import reviews do suggest that the overarching storyline suffers as a result.
Which probably won't matter when you can use characters from Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Darkstalkers, Street Fighter, Mega Man X, Dead Rising, Valkyria Chronicles III, Sakura Wars, Virtua Fighter, Resonance of Fate, Shining Force EXA, Tekken, Tales of Vesperia, Xenosaga, .hack, God Eater, Endless Frontier, Ghosts 'N Goblins and Fighting Vipers.
Oh, and I should probably point out that it's developed by Monolith Soft, who created Xenoblade Chronicles.
You now have permission to completely lose your sh*t.