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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 now Sega. It was released on October 11, 2012 in Japan, June 25, 2013 in North America and July 5, 2013 in Europe.

A sequel, Project X Zone 2, is currently in development.

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.

Pair UnitsEdit

List of the playable main units at the player's command.

Capcom Edit

Names Game/series
Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine Resident Evil
Chun-Li and Morrigan Aensland Street Fighter II and Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Dante and Demitri Maximoff Devil May Cry and Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Frank West and Hsien-Ko Dead Rising and Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge
Mega Man X and Zero Mega Man X

Namco Edit

Names Game/series
Haken Browning and Kaguya Nanbu Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
Jin Kazama and Ling Xiaoyu Tekken 3
Kite and BlackRose .hack
Kogoro Tenzai and Mii Koryuuji Original characters, first appearance
KOS-MOS and T-elos Xenosaga
Reiji Arisu and Xiaomu Namco × Capcom
Soma Schicksal and Alisa Ilinichina Amiella God Eater
Yuri Lowell and Estellise Sidos Heurassein Tales of Vesperia

Sega Edit

Names Game/series
Akira Yuki and Pai Chan Virtua Fighter
Gemini Sunrise and Erica Fontaine Sakura Wars
Ichiro Ogami and Sakura Shinguji Sakura Wars
Kurt Irving and Riela Marceris Valkyria Chronicles III
Toma and Cyrille Shining Force EXA
Zephyr and Leanne Resonance of Fate

Solo Units Edit

List of Solo Units which can be attached to Pair Units and act as playable assist characters.

Capcom Edit

Names Game/series
Arthur Ghosts 'n Goblins
Batsu Ichimonji Rival Schools: United By Fate
Devilotte Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
Lady Devil May Cry 3
Tron Bonne and Servbots Mega Man Legends

Namco Edit

Names Game/series
Alisa Bosconovitch Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Flynn Scifo Tales of Vesperia
Lindow Amamiya God Eater
Neneko/Neito Yumeria
Sanger Zonvolt Super Robot Wars: Original Generations
Valkyrie The Adventure of Valkyrie: Legend of the Time Key

Sega Edit

Names Game/series
Bahn Fighting Vipers
Bruno Delinger Dynamite Deka
Imca Valkyria Chronicles III
Rikiya Busujima Zombie Revenge
Ulala Space Channel 5
Vashyron Resonance of Fate

Rival Units Edit

List of the non-playable characters that appear as enemies throughout the game.

Capcom Edit

Names Game/series
Astaroth Ghosts 'n Goblins
Jedah Darkstalkers 3
Juri Super Street Fighter IV
Lord Raptor Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Nemesis Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Seth Street Fighter IV
Vile Mega Man X

Namco Edit

Names Game/series
Ain Veranos Original character, first appearance
Dorai Veranos Original character, first appearance
Dūwei Frabellum Original character, first appearance
Heihachi Mishima Tekken
Phantom Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga
Skeith .hack
Vajra God Eater

Sega Edit

Names Game/series
Ayame Sakura Wars
Coco★Tapioca Space Channel 5
Ciseaux/Prelude Sakura Wars
Dural Virtua Fighter
Riemsianne Shining Force EXA
Selvaria Bles Valkyria Chronicles III

CameosEdit

Some Solo Units summon other characters as part of their attacks.

Names Game/series Character who summons them Company
Blodia Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness Devilotte Capcom
Mobilesuits Alpha and Beta Side Arms Hyper Dyne Devilotte Capcom
Harrier Space Harrier Ulala Sega
Opa-Opa Fantasy Zone Ulala Sega
Scooter Alien Storm Ulala Sega

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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