Project X Zone is a brand new game from Namco Bandai, Capcom, and SEGA which takes the three publishers most memorable characters and throws them together into a massively awesome RPG strategy game for Nintendo 3DS.
Project X Zone features over 200 characters from the three major publishers such as Street Fighter’s Ryu & Ken Masters, Tekken’s Jin Kazama & Ling Xiaoyu, and Virtua Fighter’s Akira Yuki & Pai Chan.
From the demo which is available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop right now, the game takes a very simple grid based movement system where you’re free to grab loot and chests without it affecting your remaining moves. Combat is fairly simple too with the option to use upto five different attack combos by pressing “A” plus a direction with the CirclePad. Each character on the game map represents a team of two, or a “Pair Unit” and each pair unit has the option of a supporting character or a “Solo Unit” which can come into play once per fight scene.
The combat system seems simple enough but if you’re quick enough you could launch another attack just before your foe hits the ground for a critical hit. Or you could just mash the buttons like I did, either way it seemed to work.
From my short time on the demo I found it quite enjoyable, keep an eye out for a review soon.
Project X Zone is scheduled for release on the Nintendo 3DS on July 5.