Project X Zone was one of the more exciting and versatile games on the Nintendo 3DS. The collaboration between Sega, Capcom and Namco Bandai brought together many characters from multiple fan favourite series’. I was a HUGE fan of the first game so when news of a sequel was announced, you could say I was excited!
Even better is the news that in the past 48 hours, a demo has hit the eShop with even better game play than the first game. This will definitely be a day one purchase for me! Here’s a trailer showing some awesome action.
Project X Zone has only had its first demo released onto the Nintendo 3DS eShop 48 hours ago and now there are talks of a second demo which will be touching down soon.
The first demo was titled “Lethal Surprise” and included characters from Space Channel 5, Valkyria Chronicles, Street Fighter, Sakura Wars and a few more. The new 2nd demo will be available from June 27 called “Dark Hours” will be taking place in a Ghost ‘n Goblins environment.
The game will hit European streets on July 5th while North America will see the game on June 25th however Namco Bandai haven’t said anything about when the two demos will be available in North America.
For those in Europe and hopefully Australia as well seeing as how we’re in the same 3DS region, there’ll be a demo coming out today for SRPG fighter, Project X Zone in the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
No word yet as to which players will be selectable in the demo but make sure you download this even if you have only a passing interest in Sega, Capcom or Namco Bandai characters. Should be a fun time.
A quick check on the EB Games Australia website shows the same release date so you want to get in and pre-order so you don’t miss out. Just to remind you, this game will bring together over 50 characters the three previously mentioned developers in an epic fighting game with SRPG elements. The game will also ship with English subtitles and Japanese voiceovers.
Keeper of sales tracking, Media Create, have begun to release some figures for two eagerly anticipated games for the 3DS. Spiritual successor to Final Fantasy IV, Bravely Default Flying Fairy, has managed to sell through a staggering 141, 529 copies in its first week accounting for 85.68% of the initial shipment.
Another title with much clout behind it coming from three heavyweights, Sega, Capcom and Namco Bandai, Project X Zone, hasn’t gone as well. Media Create has reported that 85,539 copies were shifted which adds up to 57.55% of its shipment. To add salt to the wound, 70% of sales were from pre-orders which actually translates to not many copies selling after the initial rush from fans was over.
This is particularly disappointing for this title coming from such a rich heritage, here’s hoping sales pick up and this won’t deter other developers from teaming up and producing more cross over titles.
With the release of Project X Zone for the 3DS three days away, Namco Bandai has posted a new video showing off some new gameplay.
The video which shows off some of the SRPG style of gameplay shows some new action with some amazing combos, explosions and characters jumping in and out of the fray. Having seen it in action and played it myself, I was really impressed with all the mayhem on a handheld, there was zero slowdown at any time, really impressive.
If you’re importing, don’t forget that launch date: October 11.
Project X Zone for the 3DS would have to be one of the most ambitious titles to come out of three of the biggest studios in Japan. We’re hopeful for a Western release but have been patiently biding our time for any news of this happening.
Today, there might be some silver lining as a rep for Namco Bandai has come forth and said that in regards to a localisation of the title, they’re going to monitor its progress and see how it performs in Japan before anything is decided. If it sells high in Japan then the possibility of a release in another large market, such as the United States, may become a possibility.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed for stellar figures when it launches later in the year!
Namco Bandai is another developer that has joined the flood of software companies showing the public exactly what they’ll have on offer at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.
Their newly opened portal site shows off some impressive and games that are being eagerly anticipated by fans everywhere. Some of the playable titles include Naruto Narutimate Storm 3, Tales of Xillia 2, Super Robot Taisen Card Chronicle and one of the bigger games for the Nintendo 3DS, Project X Zone. These will all be shown off in the main booth for Namco Bandai and I personally can’t wait to try out Project X Zone.
There will also be a family corner booth which will see host to Naruto SD, Kamen Rider Chou Climax Heroes, Aikatsu Cinderella Lesson and Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Magnificent Version which is looking awesome for Taiko fans. The site also mentions some “coming soon” games, one for the social games area, two for the family booth corner and a staggering five more for the main booth.
Some of the more high profile games would have to be Digimon Adventure, Saint Seiya Omega, Summon Night 5, God Eater 2, One Piece Romance Dawn and Tokitawa.
You can check out the portal site here and also vote for your favourite booth babe here.
Some amazing action footage has trickled out of Japan for the Sega/Capcom/Namco Bandai collaboration on the 3DS, Project X Zone. This fantastic looking title pitting some of the best known characters, from all three developers, in a brawlfest to rival some of the best fighting games released.
The trailer below shows off ten action packed minutes giving us a close and detailed look at the fighters and at the graphics used in the game. The in game characters have a cute chibi look to them which also serves to give the game a unique look and feel to it.
As yet, no Western release date while in Japan it releases on October 11 but fingers crossed for a release outside of its native land.