Okay, this game’s taking it a step beyond the typical crossover between development studios. Usually it’s __________ VS. ___________: A NEW AGE OF ____________ or something like that, and suddenly seeing several not-typical crossover studios suddenly working on something together is a surprise in and of itself, but there’s still more to it than that… and that would be Project X Zone, a 2012 release for the 3DS that has many, many characters ranging from the unheard of to the utterly unexpected. Still, there’s nothing like a good crossover, especially if they can manage to give the characters and the content therein some justice!
Capcom Reps include the likes of Demitri from Darkstalkers, Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter, Dante from Devil May Cry, Chris “Boulder Puncher” Redfield from Resident Evil as well as Zero and, beyond anyone’s guesses due to the sheer amount of hate Capcom’s been dishing out on him, Mega Man X is also making an appearance.
Sega Reps include everyone’s favorite groove n’ jive Space Reporter from Channel 5, Ulala! That aside, I see someone from Valkyria Chronicles, but beyond that my knowledge of Sega IPs is not as versed as others so I cannot quite identify the rest of them.
Bandai Namco Reps include KOS-MOS and T-elos of Xenosaga, Kite(Data Drain Included!) and BlackRose of .Hack//Sign, Yuri Lowell and Estelle Sidos Heurassein from Tales of Vesperia, Jin and Ling Xiaoyu from Tekken, and mighty pilot of the Dygenguard, Sänger Zonvolt!
Please keep in mind that this is not the entire character list, as indicated by “and more…” in the following trailer!
The game is apparently a strategy RPG for the most part, but there are times where the characters will team up in pairs, where the game will shift into a more typical fighting-game format - and that’s what interests me the most. This is a mix of two particular genres that one doesn’t really expect to be anywhere near each other outside of forced interaction, such as leveling aspects of a fighting style/physical parameters/etc. and the like. It’s also a mix of quite a few bigshots from quite a few companies, but the presence of Bandai Namco and Banpresto make localization suddenly seem very, very scary.
I hope that’s not the case, because this is the kind of game I’d totally love to give a chance to, although there’s the danger of it just throwing brands for recognition and being absolutely awful otherwise… but hope is hope for a reason!