Project X Zone coming to Europe for Summer 2013

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe have just announced some exciting – and making me a happy chap in the process – news that the tactical RPG Project X Zone is making its way to our shores in the summer of 2013.

As a fan of the Japanese only Namco X Capcom, I am happy to see this successor, developed by Monolith Soft and Banpresto, coming out in English.

Project X Zone features over 50 playable characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan’s most respected video game companies. In Project X Zone players will use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world within the game. An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute. Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment’s notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.

Project X Zone takes place in a world surrounded by a hidden chaos with shadows and evil lurking beneath the peaceful cover of everyday life. When a rift in time and space suddenly appears, a doorway to various universes is opened allowing both heroes and villains from different worlds to cross paths. Players will be able to take control of a huge selection of paired heroes including favorites such as Jin and Xiaoyu (TEKKEN), Toma and Cyrille (Shining Force EXA), to X and Zero (Mega Man™ X) and discover the cause of the rift and stop evil from coming through and spreading into their world.

More news as the details appear in the future, but for now, enjoy the Japanese trailer below.


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