This week in Famitsu, a small update for Project X Zone 2 has been revealed including the Japanese release date and what fans can hope to find in the collector’s edition. If you live in Japan, expect to be grabbing this crossover title on November 12 — as of yet, a US release date is still unknown, but chances are the game may be delayed past this Fall. Additionally, a limited edition, first-print version (titled “Original Game Sound Edition”) will be released, containing:
- Challenge map DLC titled “The Girl from 10 Years Ago”
- “Black Hot Pants” Special Item
- A special 3DS theme, called “Namco X Capcom 10th Anniversary”
- Availability to over 60 tracks from the original Project X Zone Game
- DLC for Valkyrie no Boken: Toki no Kagi Densetu with Xiaomu, where players will be able to play as Xiaomu
Will you be picking up this game when it comes by you?
Stealth-released after Nintendo’s Digital Event @ E3, Bandai Namco Europe revealed the trailer for Project X Zone 2. The tactical crossover RPG that brings together characters from SEGA, Capcom, and Bandai Namco is the sequel of the original Project X Zone.
According to the video, the game is set to release Autumn 2015 exclusively on Nintendo 3DS.
Bandai Namco has revealed that the mixed Project X Zone for the Nintendo 3DS sold around ten times better than the company originally envisioned when it was released in the west in 2013. When the company was asked about a sequel, Shonen Gamez were told that Bandai Namco would love to eventually create one.
Capcom and Namco Bandai’s ambitious brawler Project X Zone is now only $15 on the Nintendo 3DS eShop in North America. If you’d rather purchase a physical release then you can pick Project X Zone up for $20 on Amazon. Project X Zone features over 50 characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan’s most prolific video game companies. The game currently has an average score of 70 on Metacritic.
This week’s UK chart details are in, and it’s good news for the life simulation game Animal Crossing: New Leaf as it remains in the all-formats top 5, taking the number 4 hotspot just behind The Last of Us, Minecraft and FIFA 13. Meanwhile Luigi’s Mansion 2 has had an incredible run for the Nintendo 3DS and has remarkable staying power at number 19, just inside the top 20.
Project X Zone by Namco Bandai for the Nintendo 3DS, in its debut week, comes in at number 18 – just above Luigi’s Mansion 2. The crossover tactical RPG was released last week for North America and sold over 85,000 units, so there’s still time for Europe to catch up and creep up the charts.
Other Nintendo 3DS games still hanging around in the top 40 are LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins at 31 and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D placed at 34. But with Mario and Luigi: Dream Team Bros due out later this week, we’re hoping it joins Animal Crossing: New Leaf in the big leagues. You can see this week’s chart here.
The Project X Zone demo is now live on the North American eShop. The story for the game begins 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 massive selection of heroes including favourites 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. Enjoy over 50 characters from 29 franchises from Namco Bandai, Capcom & Sega,including Street Fighter, Tekken, Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Sakura Wars, Tales of Vesperia and many more.
Namco Bandai Games today released a Project X Zone demo on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in Europe. The demo is called “Lethal Surprise” and features characters from Cyberbots, Sakura Wars, Space Channel 5 and Valkyria Chronicles. It was revealed today that Europe will be getting another demo of the game, titled “Dark Hours,” on June 27th. Project X Zone launches in Europe on July 5th and in North America on June 25th. Namco Bandai Games has yet to announce when North America will receive the two demos.