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Outrageous Capcom/SEGA/Namco Crossover RPG Confirmed For Europe

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Jonathan Lester
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3DS Games, Capcom, Monolith Soft, Namco Bandai, Sega, SRPG

Outrageous Capcom/SEGA/Namco Crossover RPG Confirmed For Europe

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.

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MattGardner  Jan. 22, 2013 at 11:56

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ahem.

JonLester  Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:08

To be honest, I'm also struggling to maintain my air of professional detachment.

Unsuccessfully.

MMMMMMYES.

Also, isn't it wonderful that Japanese publishers are so willing to put rivalries aside to cooperate on ventures like this?

Last edited by JonLester, Jan. 22, 2013 at 12:10
socialjeebus  Jan. 22, 2013 at 14:39

To be honest, I'm also struggling to maintain my air of professional detachment.

Unsuccessfully.

MMMMMMYES.

Also, isn't it wonderful that Japanese publishers are so willing to put rivalries aside to cooperate on ventures like this?


This could very well be awesome.

Let's hope we get a localised release.

JonLester  Jan. 22, 2013 at 14:57

To be honest, I'm also struggling to maintain my air of professional detachment.

Unsuccessfully.

MMMMMMYES.

Also, isn't it wonderful that Japanese publishers are so willing to put rivalries aside to cooperate on ventures like this?


This could very well be awesome.

Let's hope we get a localised release.



Project X Zone is definitely coming to Europe this summer, though it will only have localised text dialogue (the Japanese VA will remain).

socialjeebus  Jan. 22, 2013 at 15:34

That's good enough for me Jon: especially considering how awful some localised audio is (eg. the original Shenmue).

JonLester  Jan. 22, 2013 at 17:50

Agreed, and I actually often switch back to the Japanese audio with subtitles when given the choice.

I'm still over the moon that this is coming out of Japan, and especially to Europe rather than a region-locked US release. Now, Capcom, give us EX Troopers already...

Last edited by JonLester, Jan. 22, 2013 at 18:02
Realhoneyman  Jan. 27, 2013 at 23:52

Agreed, and I actually often switch back to the Japanese audio with subtitles when given the choice.

I'm still over the moon that this is coming out of Japan, and especially to Europe rather than a region-locked US release. Now, Capcom, give us EX Troopers already...


No harm in wishing there. This is very good news and hopefully international sales of the title will inspire a possible sequel (if there is ever any likelihood of this occurring).

Still, good news and stuff...

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