Project X Zone gets new characters, Japanese release date, special edition

The perpetual tease of this currently Japan-only RPG mash-up just got kicked into high gear. I know a lot of folks here at Sega Addicts are pretty apathetic about this one, but any cross-library Sega or Capcom game is going to get my attention. I was coming to terms with the fact that I will probably never see this in the US, but this new bit of info has sent me from plain ol’ vanilla jealous to supes jelly overnight.

First off, a handful of new characters have been revealed for the game, and much like the previous batch, they look like they cater to the Japanese gamer more than anyone else. These new characters include Imca from the Japanonly Valkyria Chronicles 3, Arthur from Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Flynn from Tales of Vesperia, Devilotte from Cyberbots, and Rikiya Busujima from Zombie Revenge. What?! A character from Cyberbots?! A CHARACTER FROM ZOMBIE REVENGE?! GIVE ME. And even if that doesn’t pique your interest, Project X Zone is promised to have over two hundred characters in its roster, so you’re bound to find a party you like. I’m sorry, let me bold-face that for a sec: this game will have over two hundred characters.

It has also been revealed that the first print run of Project X Zone will be a special edition version that includes a booklet with character intros and a “crossover soundtrack CD.” No need to preorder or pay extra, as these will be available to anyone buying the game in its first print run.

Finally, the Japanese release date has been announced as October 11th, and to celebrate I have marked off an official “Fold my arms, stomp around my apartment and pout all day” holiday on the same day. HUMPH.

[Source: Destructoid and Andriasang

Readers Comments (4)

  1. Even though 3ds games are region locked and I don’t even have a 3ds I’m still going to import this!

  2. I doubt you’ll want to spend that kind of cash when the time comes. You won’t even be able to play it! And what happens if it does eventually get a release out west? You’d be kicking yourself for sure.

    Then again, maybe I’m just saying all this cause I’m jealous that there’s no way I can afford to import it…

  3. Well that soundtrack sold it for me, if it was just the art book that was included I wouldn’t of bothered!

  4. I am almost certain that it wont come out outside of japan. I don’t think this game would be very successful out of japan.

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