The Ultimate Crossover SRPG Journeys West this Summer

ProjectXZone

Namco Bandai, Sega and Capcom join forces on the creation of a Nintendo 3DS strategy-RPG for the ages, announcing today that the trio’s crossover game Project X Zone, successor to the Japan-only PS2 title Namco × Capcom, is on tap for release across North America and Latin America this summer.

Project X Zone, cooperatively developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft, uses a rift in time and space as a plot device to make this ultimate collaboration game gel. The universes of more than 50 characters from 29 different game franchises collide as players choose their paired heroes to take into battle against the forces of evil threatening the peace of everyday life.

Characters come pre-paired in teams of two, including such bad-ass tandems as Chris Redfield & Jill Valentine from Resident Evil, Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter, X and Zero from Mega Man X, Jin and Xiaoyu from Tekken, and Toma & Cyrille from Shining Force EXA. These paired units can also be combined with solo units — Space Channel 5’s Ulala or Arthur from Ghosts’n Goblins for example — for additional combat assistance.

Tekken, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Darkstalkers, Dead Rising, Tales, Sakura Wars, .hack, Resonance of Fate, Rival Schools, Valkyria Chronicles. Name a Namco Bandai, Sega or Capcom franchise and more likely than not you’ll find it represented in this game.

“Project X Zone is the first title to ever combine such a large cast of characters from a varied list of game franchises into one grand adventure,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Developing a cohesive game and storyline to encompass all of these great characters and their battle-styles was a huge challenge that has paid off greatly with the creation of a truly unique and groundbreaking gaming experience.”

Check out the announcement screenshots!

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