Namco Bandai has announced a surprising localization today: Project X Zone. The Capcom, SEGA, and Namco Bandai mashup 3DS title is coming to North America and Europe this summer.
You can probably thank Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada for Project X Zone’s arrival overseas. In September, Harada said he was pushing hard for localization.
We’ve posted the official announcement below.
– NAMCO BANDAI Games’ New Tactical RPG Brings Together the Fiercest Characters from Three Major Japanese Publishers to Create One Frenetic Gaming Experience –
CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 21 January 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that Project X Zone (working title) will be coming to challenge gamers in both Europe and Australasia in the summer of 2013, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS™. This epic crossover title brings together the fiercest and most popular legacy characters from NAMCO BANDAI, SEGA, and Capcom’s most beloved franchises to create a Strategy-RPG experience that can only be described as the ultimate cross-over title.
Developed by Monolith Soft and Banpresto, 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.
Project X Zone is coming in summer 2013 in Europe and Australasia; exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe and its entire line up of games please visit www.namcobandaigames.eu.
Source: Namco Bandai PR