Having covered this game since it was just being teased in Japan, I am pleased to confirm that Namco Bandai Games Australia have released Project X Zone exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS video game system in both Australia and New Zealand. This is set to be one of the ultimate crossover titles, bringing together the fiercest characters from each Namco Bandai Games, Capcom and Sega for what will hopefully be a rewarding cross-over Strategy RPG experience.
Developed by Namco Bandai Games and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 60 characters from more than 25 historic game franchises by three of Japan’s most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players will use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute. Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment’s notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.
While being in Australia we are at an even greater disadvantage as a handful of characters in the game are from titles that never made it to our shores (For example, Shining Force EXA and Yumeria), however many of the characters should be familiar from both the companies more mainstream titles as well as a few from their more niche games.
Olivier Comte | Senior Vice President at NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
Project X Zone successfully brings together some of the best Japanese gaming franchises. This astonishing mix of action RPG, strategic gameplay and frantic storyline makes this game a great videogame experience.
Project X Zone takes place in a world surrounded by a hidden chaos with shadows and evil lurking beneath the peaceful cover of everyday life. When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to cross paths. Players will be able to take control of a huge selection of paired heroes including favorites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (TEKKEN), Zephyr and Leanne (Resonance of Fate), to X and Zero (Mega Man X) and discover the cause of the rift and stop evil from coming through and spreading into their world.