Today, Namco Bandai announced that the strategy RPG Project X Zone will actually be making its way to North America and Latin America this summer! The Nintendo 3DS game, which brings together characters from popular franchises from Namco Bandai, SEGA and Capcom, was already released in Japan last October. But now American fans can eagerly anticipate playing this massive crossover game, too!
“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.”
Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic franchises. You’ll team up two characters into a Pair Unit to explore the game world, with the occasional assist from a Solo Unit. A rift in time and space has opened doorways into multiple universes allowing characters from Tekken, Shining Force and Mega Man to combine their powers to defeat the evil from destroying all of their worlds.
Project X Zone is tentatively scheduled for release in the summer of 2013 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. (and the inclusion of Space Channel 5 amongst the franchises has me seriously reconsidering my attitude towards strategy RPGS…)