When a company creates a big cross-over title in Japan, chances of it seeing its way to the U.S. are usually slim to none, just because securing all the licenses for said characters is a bit of a nightmare. Still, occasionally we see a little miracle happen, and Namco is the latest company to step up for this, as they have announced that Project X Zone is coming to our shores.
The strategy RPG, which features characters from Namco, Sega and Capcom franchises across the board, will make its way to the Nintendo 3DS this summer. The game features over 50 characters from 29 franchises, including the likes of Darkstalkers, Tekken, Mega Man X, Shining Force EXA and many others, banding together to take on enemies through wild, over-the-top battles.
“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,” says Carlson Choi, vice president of marketing at Namco Bandai America. “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.”
We’ll have a strategic preview soon, so be sure to check back for more details.