Project X Zone 2 Release Date Announced For SRPG (3DS). Nintendo Characters Join Sega, Capcom & Namco. Segata Sanshiro Returns!

6 December 2015
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Project X Zone 2 has a release date of February 6th, 2016 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Developed by Monolith, the makers of Xenoblade Chronicles X, it is the sequel to 2013’s Project X Zone; a crazy crossover Strategy RPG that combined characters from the universes of Capcom, Sega, & Namco Bandai into one explosive title. In “PXZ2”, Nintendo characters join the fight(!), with Fire Emblem’s Chrom & Lucina and Fiora of Xenoblade Chronicles X joining the stable alongside the legendary “Segata Sanshiro”, from “SEGA!” commercial-fame!

Check out this gameplay trailer to see Project X Zone 2 in action!

Project X Zone 2 features the largest cast of crazy iconic videogame characters you’ve ever seen.

3DS Project X Zone 2 USA Box Artwork T for Teen

The official USA box art for Project X Zone 2 for 3DS!

Project X Zone 2 has EVERYBODY in it! It’s also heavy with insane sprite-based character model shenanigans that fans of Screw Attack’s “One Minute Melee” show will love!

Everyone from the immortal Sega Sanshiro (unofficial Sega mascot from the Japanese “SEGA!” commercials) to Ken & Ryu (Street Fighter) to Leon & Chris (Resident Evil) to Chrom & Lucina (Fire Emblem: Awakening) to Fiora (Xenoblade Chronicles X) to Strider, Hatsuma & Hibana (Shinobi, Strider & Nightshade) to Jin, Kazuya & Heihachi (Tekken) to Mega Man X & Zero to Dante & Virgil (Devil May Cry) to Phoenix Wright & Miles Edgeworth (Ace Attorney) to Yuri & Flynn (Tales of Vesperia) to KOS-MOS (Xenosaga) to Akira, Pai Chan & Kage-Maru (Virtua Fighter) to Kite & Haseo (.Hack) to Morrigan & Demitri (DarkStalkers) to Kazuma & Goro (Yakuza) to Zephyr, Vashyron & Leanne (Resonance of Fate) to Ciel & Nana (God Eater 2) to Axel Stone (Streets of Rage) to Ulala (Space Channel 5)…

This game has EVERYBODY in it! It’s also heavy with insane sprite-based character model shenanigans (that will remind youtubers of Screw Attack’sOne Minute Melee” episodes) & 2D anime-style artwork!

Check out this brief breakdown of Project X Zone 2 from the November 2015 Nintendo Direct (skip to 41:23 in the video).

PROJECT X ZONE 2 SYNOPSIS

In the sequel to the original world crossing adventure, legendary characters from Japan’s most prolific video game publishers come together to create the biggest mashup strategy game ever!

Developed by MONOLITH, Project X Zone 2 gives gamers the opportunity to play as their favorite characters from a multitude of franchises and form teams of characters hailing from classic and current franchises, where they must engage enemies through strategic turn-based battles.

Pre-Order Project X Zone 2 from GameStop and you’ll gain an exclusive 3DS Home Menu Theme and the “Rare Item Pack” that includes:

* Challenge Stage (The Woman from 10 Years Ago)
* Sun Sword (Overseas Exclusive)
* Diamond Medal Accessory
* Amethyst Medal Accessory

Give this Japanese Project X Zone 2 Let’s Play a look for some extensive gameplay footage.

Key Project X Zone 2 Features:

* Ultimate Team Up – Team up with classic characters from dozens of the most popular franchises in video game history.

* Active Strategy Battles – Maneuver your characters into position and perform strategic attacks using different combinations in real time.

* SEGA Smash – Featuring characters from YAKUZA: Dead Souls, the “Sakura Wars” series and “Virtua Fighter” series and more from SEGA Interactive Co., Ltd / SEGA Games Co., Ltd.

* CAPCOM Commands – Featuring characters from Capcom’s franchises including the “Resident Evil” series, “Devil May Cry” series and “Megaman X” series.

* BANDAI NAMCO Crossing – Includes characters from the “TEKKEN” series, Tales of Vesperia, and “.hack//” series from BANDAI NAMCO with more to come.

Project X Zone 2 Gameplay screenshot Battle 3DS

Battle scenes in Project X Zone 2 get ferocious!

Project X Zone 2 is a dream come true for many gamers who never thought they’d see the above list of characters ever appear in the same game!

And not only that, but the game offers Strategy RPG fans a wealth of content & tens of hours of gameplay that tactics fans will love.

Kudos to Namco for bringing this one over to the West and to Nintendo for contributing, which only sweetens the deal!

Check out the Project X Zone 2 Japanese anime intro!

How excited are you for Project X Zone 2?!

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