Project X Zone coming to North America, Europe
posted on 01.21.13 at 12:12 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Crossover tactical RPG due for 3DS this summer.

Project X Zone, Namco Bandai, Sega, and Capcom’s crossover tactical RPG, is headed to North America, Europe, and Australia this summer with English subtitles over Japanese audio, publisher Namco Bandai has announced.

The Monolith Soft and Banpresto-developed 3DS game was launched on October 11, last year in Japan. It features over 50 playable characters from 29 game franchises. Players use a team of two characters, called a “Pair Unit,” to explore the in-game world. An additional character, called a “Solo Unit,” can be combined with the Pair unit for battle assistance with Solo Attacks. To master the game, players will need to utilize an “array” of different moves, including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves.

The game is set in a world surrounded by a hidden chaos with shadows and evil lurking beneath everyday peace. After a rift in time and space appears, a doorway to multiple universes is opened, allowing heroes and villains across franchises to come together.

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,” said Carlson Choi, Vice President of Marketing Namco Bandai Games America Inc. “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.”

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

  • http://twitter.com/vamp21 Paul Rodriguez

    I am so psyched for this.

  • http://twitter.com/vamp21 Paul Rodriguez

    I am so psyched for this.

  • ShinAsura

    WTB Vita port

    • Mar Mar

      I’m Sanger Zonvolt, the sword that cleaves evil!!!!!!

      That would be nice … if possible …. I mean

  • http://twitter.com/MasterVG71782 MasterVG71782

    I never expected something like this to make it out of Japan.

  • zakou

    Wow xD if only they did the same thing with Namco X Capcom =(

    • Budgiecat

      Now I got motivations to finish that game (which is English fan translated patched) weeeeee

  • zakou

    Wow xD if only they did the same thing with Namco X Capcom =(

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I didn’t see this coming. What a pleasant Monday surprise. :)

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    I didn’t see this coming. What a pleasant Monday surprise. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warboss-Aohd/100003803614469 Warboss Aohd

    Victory Ladz!

    • z_merquise

      A huge “WAAAAAGGHH” banner surely helped!

  • InsaneChronos

    Yay! :3

  • InsaneChronos

    Yay! :3

  • http://twitter.com/NoctisFNCvsXIII Eli Shelton

    SAVAGE WOLF FURY!!!

    • http://twitter.com/NoctisFNCvsXIII Eli Shelton

      I can wait to Play as Yuri!

    • http://twitter.com/NoctisFNCvsXIII Eli Shelton

      I can wait to Play as Yuri!

  • http://twitter.com/NoctisFNCvsXIII Eli Shelton

    SAVAGE WOLF FURY!!!

  • Pyrofrost

    Day one!

  • HeatPhoenix

    What the actual fuck

    • HeatPhoenix

      As an aside, I wouldn’t buy this game for 40-50

    • HeatPhoenix

      As an aside, I wouldn’t buy this game for 40-50

  • http://twitter.com/RyougaZell RyougaZell

    I want this. Yet at the same time I cant help but be annoyed this will be the first time the cast of Valkyria chronicles 3 gets englush dialogue

  • BizarreJelly

    Whaaaaaat!? This is a shocker! Out of all the possible games to ever come over, this was definitely on the list of games that wouldn’t even have been considered… A pleasant surprise for once.

    With Nino no Kuni, Tales of Xillia and now this coming over Namco Bandai are really stepping it up, all is forgiven!

    • Budgiecat

      Waaait wait wait….we still need Super Robot Wars 2nd Original Generation localized for PS3

  • DarthBrian

    Wow.

    It’s a miracle. :O

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    Wow………I….actually..don’t believe it.

    I think I might shed a tear.

  • http://twitter.com/ElementalShade Vampire Dragon

    there are characters in this in games we never got

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    Was not expecting this at all.

  • Revorse

    This is…..truly unexpected. Now I need to start saving for a 3DS.

  • Bobo Fango

    impossibru

  • MrKappa

    This is truly a surprise among surprises. All 3 companies have a terrible record when it comes to this stuff so I don’t even know what to say.

  • Skerj

    Now I can finally buy a 3DS.

    • Budgiecat

      and buy me one too. best friends

  • MosquitoLemon

    :O

  • Raiyu

    YEEEESSSSS

  • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

    Dear Square-Enix why didn’t you join in to help with this game.
    I wanted to play as Fei Fong Wong from XENOGEARS, you could have joined and put in some of your mostly forgotten SQUARESOFT title characters such as Musashi from Brave Fencer Musashi, or heck even Sora, and Tidus.
    Sry FFVII fans but I hate Cloud Strife it’s all about Zack Fair.

    • paperclichepixel

      That and the SNK & Atlus universes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

    would have loved if Fei Fong Wong would have been in.
    Ahh to do the Deathblows “Hagan, and the other moves.
    Sigh Oh well.

  • LordKaiser

    So amazing to be true.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    And I just imported it when it was on sale a week ago….. Oh well I’m happy for the rest of you. It’s pretty fun even though I’m not to terribly far.

  • bebestorm117

    Wow Im so shocked… I cant wait now if SE would release Bravely Default I would be in 3DS heaven!

  • Zuhri69

    I did not see this coming. At all. Not even in the wildest dream.

  • KurisuMakise

    Miracles do come true!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.cruz.9085 Chris Cruz

    YES! YES, DAMNIT!

  • Ramza Beoulve

    Love it cant wait for it

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Holy shit!
    Thank you Harada!!!
    Thank you NBGI!!!

  • Kobracon

    OMG! THANK YOU, HARADA-SAAAAAN!!!!!

  • PrinceHeir

    buying this Day 1.

    to show support and encourage more JPN companies to take risks like this!

    would rather take just JPN dub(all for the better) versus having to dub then and delayed for few months.

    heck i would take Type-0 and JPN Dub and Digital only(if worse comes to worse)

    good thing i have a 3DS now!

    i feel that Harada had a hand in this, since he did propose this to his superiors.

    thank you based Harada!

  • z_merquise

    Awesome news! Day 1 for me, that’s for sure!

  • http://www.facebook.com/retsmot Tommy Ong

    3ds needs to be added to “to buy” list now. sigh.