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Project X Zone is a crossover strategy role-playing game released by Bandai Namco Games exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a sequel to the Japan-only PlayStation 2 game Namco x Capcom released in 2005, despite it being a spin-off. Project X Zone is part of Namco's X series (which has the Namco X Capcom series as part of it) and features characters from Bandai Namco, Capcom and Sega. It was released on October 11, 2012 in Japan, June 25, 2013 in North America and July 5, 2013 in Europe.

Gameplay Edit

The stage takes place in grid-based locations from the game's crossover titles. Each friendly unit is made up of two characters (referred as "Pair Unit"), though a third character (or "Solo Unit") can be added for once-per-battle assistance. Unlike Namco x Capcom, units can move freely within their range on the field map, without penalty for accessing treasure chests or destructible objects prior to attacking.

The battle system is called "Cross Active Battle System", where in pressing the A button in combination with the Circle Pad performs up to five basic attack combos. Additional gameplay elements include Support Attack, which allows the player to call in a nearby ally for assistance, and Cross Hit, which freezes the target in place during simultaneous attacks from multiple units. Also, the player can trigger Critical Hits by connecting their next attack just before the target hits the ground after the first. As the player's units deal damage, the player's Cross Power (XP) gauge fills up and can be used for special attacks and defensive moves on the map. Damage done via Cross Hits can fill this gauge up to 150%.

Project X Zone has a total of 15 save game slots included in the game, which can be used for recording a save game file during intermissions with a quick save file and a soft reset command.

CharactersEdit

Project X Zone Group

Promotional art.

Capcom Edit

Name Game debut Status Partner
Arthur Ghosts 'n Goblins Assist only None
Astaroth Ghosts 'n Goblins Non-playable, enemy None
Batsu Ichimonji Rival Schools: United By Fate Assist only None
Blodia Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness Assist only, cameo None
Chris Redfield Resident Evil Playable Jill Valentine
Chun-Li Street Fighter II Playable Morrigan Aensland
Dante Devil May Cry Playable Demitri Maximoff
Demitri Maximoff Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Playable None
Devilotte Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness Assist only None
Frank West Dead Rising Playable Hsien-Ko
Hsien-Ko Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge Playable Frank West
Iris Mega Man X4 Non-playable, story character None
Jedah Darkstalkers 3 Non-playable, enemy None
Jill Valentine Resident Evil Playable Chris Redfield
Juri Super Street Fighter IV Assist, enemy None
Ken Masters Street Fighter Playable Ryu
Lady Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Assist only None
Lord Raptor Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Non-playable, enemy None
Mega Man X Mega Man X Playable Zero
Mobilesuits Alpha and Beta Side Arms Hyper Dyne Assist only, cameo None
Morrigan Aensland Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors Playable Chun-Li
Nemesis Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Non-playable, enemy None
Ryu Street Fighter Playable Ken Masters
Seth Street Fighter IV Non-playable, enemy None
Tron Bonne MegaMan Legends Assist only None
Servbots Megaman Legends Assist only None
Vile Mega Man X Non-playable, enemy None
Zero Mega Man X Playable Mega Man X

Namco Edit

Name Game debut Status Partner
Ain Veranos Original character, first appearance Non-playable, enemy None
Alisa Bosconovitch Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion Assist only None
Alisa Ilinichina Amiella God Eater Playable Soma Schicksal
BlackRose .hack Playable Kite
Dorai Veranos Original character, first appearance Non-playable, enemy None
Dūwei Frabellum Original character, first appearance Non-playable, enemy None
Estellise Sidos Heurassien Tales of Vesperia Playable Yuri Lowell
Flynn Scifo Tales of Vesperia Assist only None
Haken Browning Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga Playable Kaguya Nanbu
Heihachi Mishima Tekken Non-playable, enemy None
Jin Kazama Tekken 3 Playable Ling Xiaoyu
Kaguya Nanbu Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga Playable Haken Browning
Kogoro Tenzai Original character, first appearance Playable Mii Kouryuuji
KOS-MOS Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht Playable T-elos
Kite .hack Playable BlackRose
Lindow Amamiya God Eater Assist only None
Ling Xiaoyu Tekken 3 Playable Jin Kazama
Mii Koryuuji Original character, first appearance Playable Kogoro Tenzai
Neneko/Neito Yumeria Assist only None
Phantom Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga Non-playable, enemy None
Reiji Arisu Namco X Capcom Playable Xiaomu
Sanger Zonvolt Super Robot Wars: Original Generations Assist only None
Soma Schicksal God Eater Playable Alisa Ilinichina Amiella
Skeith .hack Non-playable, enemy None
T-elos Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht Playable KOS-MOS
Vajra God Eater Non-playable, enemy None
Valkyrie The Adventure of Valkyrie: Legend of the Time Key Assist only None
Yuri Lowell Tales of Vesperia Playable Estellise Sidos Heurassien
Xiaomu Namco X Capcom Playable Reiji Arisu

Sega Edit

Name Game debut Status Partner
Akira Yuki Virtua Fighter Playable Pai Chan
Ayame Sakura Wars Non-playable, enemy None
Bahn Fighting Vipers Assist only None
Bruno Delinger Dynamite Deka Assist only None
Coco★Tapioca Space Channel 5 Non-playable, enemy None
Ciseaux/Prelude Sakura Wars Non-playable, enemy None
Cyrille Shining Force EXA Toma None
Dural Virtua Fighter Non-playable, enemy None
Erica Fontaine Sakura Wars Playable Gemini Sunrise
Gemini Sunrise Sakura Wars Playable Erica Fontaine
Harrier Space Harrier Assist only, cameo None
Ichiro Ogami Sakura Wars Playable Sakura Shinguji
Imca Valkyria Chronicles III Assist only None
Kurt Irving Valkyria Chronicles III Playable Riela Marceris
Leanne Resonance of Fate Playable Zephyr
Opa-Opa Fantasy Zone Assist only, cameo None
Pai Chan Virtua Fighter Playable Akira Yuki
Riemsianne Shining Force EXA Non-playable, enemy None
Riela Marceris Valkyria Chronicles III Playable Kurt Irving
Rikiya Busujima Zombie Revenge Assist only None
Sakura Shinguji Sakura Wars Playable Ichiro Ogami
Selvaria Bles Valkyria Chronicles III Non-playable, enemy None
Scooter Alien Storm Assist only, cameo None
Toma Shining Force EXA Playable Cyrille
Ulala Space Channel 5 Assist only None
Vashyron Resonance of Fate Assist only None
Zephyr Resonance of Fate Playable Leanne

Development Edit

Bandai Namco Games came up with the idea of a "dream crossover" and brought on Capcom and Sega. The game was first revealed in a teaser by Bandai Namco on the official website until it was revealed in the May 2012 issue of Famitsu.

The initial creation of the characters were done in 3D character models before they were converted to be SD pixel art. Notable attacks used by the characters had to be done in 2D space in order to preserve its source material origin.

The game features two theme songs, with the opening song titled "Wing Wanderer" and the ending titled "GALAXY", which were both performed by Yoko Takahashi. The opening movie was created by the new animation studio Trigger, which was founded by former Gainax employees Hiroyuki Imaishi and others.

In September 22, 2012, Katsuhiro Harada, producer of the Tekken series, revealed on Twitter; "I proposed localization of Project X Zone". He added that the company has "not decided yet, but it will be realized if I continue proposing". Bandai Namco Games announced on January 21, 2013 that the game would be officially released in North America, Europe and Australia during summer 2013. The English versions of the game retain the Japanese voices, though the vocals for the theme music were removed for legal reasons.

Box ArtEdit

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