I don’t know how many gamers in the Western hemisphere have heard of NamcoXCapcom, but 3DS owners may soon be able to play a game that looks similar to the aforementioned Japan only Strategy RPG game as Capcom, Namco and Sega are collaborating to create a crossover themed SJRPG.
Currently operating under the title of Project X Zone (with the X standing for ‘cross’ as with the recent Street Fighter X Tekken game), the game will be a turn based strategy affair that (much like Namco X Capcom) will see mostly pairs of fighters teaming up as units on the battlefield to fight armies of various foes. Images that purport to be early scans of this week’s Weekly Famitsu magazine show a more detailed and non-super-deformed art style being employed (in battle at least) while also revealing what appears to be a combo system of some sorts (again as seen in Namco X Capcom). The following characters are claimed to have been already confirmed with (presumably) more to come:
Ryu & Ken Masters (Street Fighter Alpha)
X & Zero (Megaman X)
Demitri Maximoff & Dante (Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry)
Chris Redfield & Jill Valentine (Resident Evil)
Sakura Shinguji & Ichiro Ogami (Sakura Wars)
Akira Yuki & Pai Chan (Virtua Fighter)
Kurt Irving & Riela Marcellis (Valkyria Chroncles)
Touma & Ulala (Shining Force EXA, Space Channel 5)
Sanger Somvoid (Super Robot Wars OG)
Jin Kazama & Lin Xiaoyu (Tekken)
KOS-MOS & T-elos (Xenosaga)
Yuri Lovell & Estelle (Tales of Vesperia)
Kaito & Black Rose (.hack)
Although I did say there’s a possibility the game a Western release, it hasn’t been confirmed yet as little details are available of the game. Still, if Pokemon Conquest got green lit for a Stateside release, why not this game? A trailer will be unveiled sometime this month.
Anyway, I’m assuming the game will look like an enhanced version of NamcoXCapcom, which this trailer will explain how that played for the most part.