The upcoming Capcom/Namco-Bandai/Sega crossover title Project X Zone shares a lot of similarities to the unlocalized PS2 title Namco X Capcom. They're both action/strategy titles with visual and practical elements that make them resemble 2D fighting games. The two titles even appear to share some of the same graphics.
That said, Project X Zone outclasses its predecessor in a couple of areas. First, it's got a Ulala from Space Channel 5 and characters from Sakura Wars. That's adorable. Second, the graphics are a lot better. The animation appears smoother and the dramatic close-ups are more than just still frames of 2D art. Thirdly, it appears that Project X Zone will ante in terms of over-the-top action. The Space Harrier from... Space Harrier, Opa-Opa from Fantasy Zone, the previously mentioned Ulala, and God knows who else perform a multi-hit, multi-character combo against a defenseless Morolian is quite a sight to behold. I can only imagine what kind of pageantry that game's boss battles might have in store.
Now we just have to wait to see if Project X Zone can one-up Namco X Capcom in the most important wayl ocean hopping. Namco X Capcom never left Japan, reportedly due to licensing issues. If Project X Zone suffers the same fate, it'll make millions of Western 3DS awfully blue.
|9:00 AM on 05.09.2013|
Can you handle this Project X Zone character spotlight?
Project X Zone has a new trailer, and it shows off a ton of characters that will be appearing in the project. If you've been following the game for a while now you won't find any surprises. But for a lot of you some of the a...more
|3:15 PM on 04.11.2013|
Project X Zone rocks out with an English trailer
After a long wait, Project X Zone is nearly here. Set to launch on June 25, this Namco Bandai, Capcom, and Sega crossover will feature characters from Mega Man to Bruce Willis. Namco Bandai has just announced today that "for...more
|3:45 PM on 04.05.2013|
Project X Zone hones in on a June 2013 release
The first step for Banpresto and Monolith Soft's strategy role-playing game Project X Zone was getting it localized. Mission accomplished. Now, Namco Bandai has come out with a firm release date for this mash-up of Capcom, Se...more
|2:00 PM on 01.21.2013|
Preview: Project X Zone is boob jiggling fan service
Apparently, nearly a decade ago, Namco and Capcom teamed up for the crossover, turn-based SRPG Namco x Capcom. Don’t ask me how they decided who would get first billing. A coin flip? A Japanese game show? Similarly, don...more
|11:00 AM on 01.21.2013|
Project X Zone getting localized, coming to North America
Project X Zone, the crazy crossover game featuring Namco Bandai, Capcom, and Sega characters all working together, is coming to North America! Namco will be bringing the role-playing fighting game hybrid to North American, Eu...more
|1:00 PM on 09.24.2012|
The full Project X Zone intro plus possible localization
You can't have too much Project X Zone! If the hedonically excessive 16-minute trailer didn't get your panties nice and moist, here is the full intro animation. It's your average anime opening, with pop vocals and characters...more
|3:00 PM on 09.21.2012|
TGS: Please give us Project X Zone right NOW
Namco Bandai's upcoming 3DS multi-company mashup, Project X Zone, is an absolute treat, and is one of the best things I've played at Tokyo Game Show 2012. It's too bad that it has yet to be announced for North America. After ...more
|9:00 AM on 07.02.2012|
Get jealous of Japan with this Project X Zone trailer
If you're curious as to how this massive crossover from Namco Bandai, Capcom, and SEGA works, don't hesitate, and watch the above trailer. Although we already had a smaller two minute sample, this giant new 10 minute blowout...more
|7:00 AM on 06.27.2012|
Project X Zone gets a release date, in Japan
"In Japan". Isn't that the worst phrase ever to see on a video game website? Not only is it an indicator that a possible western release is far away, but it doesn't even guarantee one in the first place. Anyways, all of you l...more
|10:30 AM on 05.19.2013|
Ghost of a Tale meets funding goal, play your mouse lute!
Ghost of a Tale, the promising game starring a mouse with a LUTE AND A HAT, made its crowdfunding goal of 45.000€ last night. There shall be much rejoicing. The game caught attention through its incredible des...more
|6:00 PM on 05.18.2013|
Mugen Souls hits PlayStation Network next week
Mugen Souls is going digital on PlayStation Network this Tuesday, NIS America has announced. A role-playing game developed by Compile Heart, the story follows a goddess by the name of Chou-Chou in her quest to conquer the uni...more
|4:00 PM on 05.18.2013|
Multiplayer comic-adventure The Yahwg draws near
One of the problems with most narrative-focused games is that after you've played through them once, most of the surprises are over. The Yawhg, the next game from Damian Sommer (Friendship in 4 Colors), looks to circumve...more