Namco Bandai Announces Project X Zone
Namco Bandai today announced that Project X Zone (working title) will be coming in the summer of 2013 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. This crossover strategy-RPG title brings together the characters from some of Namco Bandai, Sega, and Capcom’s franchises.
Developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 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. Players will have to master an array of moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.
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 selection of paired heroes including favorites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (Tekken), Toma and Cyrille (Shining Forc EXA), 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.