Project X Zone is mysterious Sega x Namco Bandai x Capcom game

Nintendo 3DS strategy RPG revealed.

The mysterious Capcom/Namco Bandai/Sega 3DS collaboration has been revealed as Project X Zone.

According to the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Andriasang) Project X Zone is a strategy role-playing game featuring characters from the three companies.

Characters team up in pairs. Here's the list in full:

Capcom: Ryu and Ken (Street Fighter), X and Zero (Mega Man), Demitri and Dante (Darkstalkers and Devil May Cry), Chris and Jill (Resident Evil).

Sega: Shinguji Sakura and Ogami Ichiro (Sakura Wars), Pai and Akira (Virtua Fighter), Kurt and Riela (Valkyria Chronicles), Ulala and Touma (Space Channel 5 and Shining Force EXA).

Namco Bandai: Sanger Somvold (Super Robot Wars), Jin and Ling Xiaoyu (Tekken), Kos-Mos and T-elos (Xenosaga), Yurie and Estel (Tales of Vesperia), Kaito and Black Rose (.hack).

The producer is Namco Bandai's Kensuke Tsukanaka, who revealed that the game began after Namco approached Capcom with the idea. Then Sega was drafted in.

Characters have familiar moves. Ryu and Ken have the Shoryuken and fireball attacks, for example. X and Zero have the X Buster and Z Saber. Ulala has a Tension Blaster move. The character list isn't final either - more characters will be added, including hidden characters.

With development 50 per cent complete, the game launches this year in Japan, but there's no word on whether it's heading West.

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