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Project X Zone Release Date Confirmed in North America

Posted by Andy Green

Europe still down for Summer 2013

Back in January Namco Bandai confirmed the brilliant-looking tactical-RPG Project X Zone would be coming to North America and PAL regions this Summer, despite sales being relatively poor in Japan. The 3DS title is a crossover that sees characters from the SEGA, Capcom and Namco Bandai universes battle it out for supremacy.

Namco Bandai has now confirmed it'll be in stores on 25th June in North America. This comes from Namco Bandai's website and has since been confirmed, however, on the European site the game is still scheduled for Summer 2013. We'll keep you posted on further developments regarding the European release.

Monolith Soft is the developer behind Project X Zone so we're looking forward to this one immensely. The title got off to a slow start in Japan but this hasn't deterred Namco Bandai from releasing it in the West. For those wondering, the developer has decided to retain the Japanese voice track instead of redoing it all in different languages, so expect to be reading quite a bit of text with this one.

Are you looking forward to playing Project X Zone this Summer? Let us know in the comments section below.


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User Comments (66)



McGruber said:

Finally a game I can look forward to on 3DS! I don't get how this wasn't successful in Japan of all places, but I think with the drought of 3DS games in the US, it should do well.



Void said:

Poor, poor, poor, poor, poor.

And I'm talking about my financial situation.



DarkKirby said:

I am actually buying the game BECAUSE of the Japanese voice track. I'm not a huge fan of tactics games.



Peach64 said:

The hyperlink for Project X Zone in the first paragraph just links to the NL home page.

I actually don't know a lot about this, and while the screenshots don't really look appealing, the fact Monolith is involved makes me want to look into it more.



Icefreak45 said:

Today started off pretty bad but has gradually improved and keeps getting better! Can't wait for this title, my 3ds is looking to be very busy this summer! My poor wallet though...



BakaKnight said:

Eheh, summer is announcing to be fun with this little gem and inazuma eleven coming!

Such a busy year for the 3DS, it's awesome ^O^
All the bad speaking about the future of the hardware sounds so so far away now XD



DangerousDreams said:

If Capcom is getting royalties, then I'll skip or... Just buy it used. With that said, Project X Zone looks pretty sweet and I'm glad fans over seas will get to enjoy the game.



Byron-3D said:

Not too fussed about Europe not having a set release date yet as I've still got a massive backlog of games to get through. i will pick it up at some point though



gazamataz said:

@SirQuincealot i'm pretty sure it's a turn based system with a juggling mechanic based on timing your button presses right.It looks to be very similar in the way it plays to Super robot taisen og saga:endless frontier which was also a Monolith game.It was a fun game but the battles did get a bit boring by the end.With a few tweaks it could have been brilliant as i hope this game will be.



TeiselBonne said:

@SkywardLink98 I'd buy it used to spite Capcom, I'll always be bitter, call me a MML3 crybaby, but what they did was unforgivable. They should've approached in a much better fashion.



gavn64 said:

@Lionsgate come on dude the 3DS has a boatload of top quality games now. As for me cant wait for it to come out here in ireland when is that again?....



Knuckles said:

I'm surprised its going retail, I assumed that it would be a $20 download only eShop title.



DePapier said:

"Monolith Soft is the developer behind Project X Zone"

OK, I'm all ears, wassup.



Kohaku said:

Loads of games to play on the 3Ds this year. Money is no problem but where do I get the time to play all these games?



Dpullam said:

I actually didn't know that Monolith Soft was developing this game. In that case, it could turn out to be good. I'll wait and see.



DangerousDreams said:

@SkywardLink98 Yup, yes sir i would. Capcom saw its last straw with me when... Yeah you guessed it, mega man legends 3 was canned. Ever since, I vowed to boycott Capcom. It's might seem pretty silly since, despite my efforts, Capcom is just going to keep on trucking (while treading over its fan base).

@TeiselBonne right there with you brother. Lol



theblackdragon said:

one part of me loves Monolith Soft to bits and doesn't mind Namco Bandai a bit (in fact, the Bandai part of that is pretty damn awesome, hello anime). the other part of me is still in 'boycott Capcom' mode because of a few things they've done lately that have pissed me off all to hell. I'm really torn on this one, support the ones I love or continue refusing to support a company I don't?



WindWakerLink said:

OH SNAP!!! This -beep- just GOT REAL!!! "I NEVER-EVER thought this game would get release in the west, so I ignored EVERYTHING about it....until this!!!" Summer 2013 is going to SO GREAT for gaming!!! Like "OH MY GOSH MAN!" This plus Animal Crossing, the new Mario & Luigi game...and E3...and... (mind blown)!!!!!!!!

@theblackdragon "Well I see what mean....I mean...Project X like Xenoblade, The Last Story & Pandora's Tower was NEVER coming to us to begin you can look at i from that view. Sure, it will support Capcom but you can let you love for Namco Bandai OVERSHADOW that little aspect, right? I know I'm getting this!!!"



HeatBombastic said:

@DangerousDreams That's bullcrap. You know this is a game that doesn't focus on solely Capcom characters? Of course you do. Do you know who's making it? MONOLITH FREAKIN SOFT! The guys who gave us Xenoblade: Chronocles, and they made DBZ into an amazing RPG. Those guys deserve the cash if this goes well. Who cares about Crapcom and their crap mistakes. If Monolith Soft does good with this game, they deserve our support, same goes for any other games/devs. If they do bad (like FFXIII) don't give them money, if they do great (like DQIV) give them money. Just because EA, Capcom, or Activision are money-grubbing machines, shouldn't stop you from supporting a genuinely great game/dev of theirs. Government ain't doing so good, should I stop paying taxes? Heck no! Pride shouldn't stop you from having a good time



DangerousDreams said:

@HeatBombastic though I don't think you can really compare a federally mandated regulation to a person's free will to choose and buy a product, I do however, agree that Monolith Soft, along with any other dev. team, does deserves an income that reflects the caliber of the game it develops. Seeing as Monolith Soft has a track record of well received games, I have little in the way of doubt, that this game will be great and a welcomed addition to the 3ds library in the uk and na. I vowed not to buy another Capcom game, new. This is not a game published/developed by Capcom, so who knows, maybe my hatred for Capcom will subside, just enough, for me to justify buying an amazing game, that simply features Capcom characters.
Who knows, lol.



Ralizah said:

Darn, I was planning for this to come out in August. So, I'm either going to have to forego getting Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D or the new Animal Crossing now to get this when it comes out. Choices, choices.

Gosh darn it, Nintendo, your 3DS lineup is TOO amazing.



Urbanhispanic said:

Now this was a surprise. Given that it isn't selling as well as it could be, they are going to release it out here?? I'll be watching this one for sure.



Emaan said:

I'll see if I can get it. After all, June is the month of Animal Crossing: New Leaf! :3



HeatBombastic said:

@DangerousDreams You're right. You don't have to buy a product if you don't want to, and your reasoning is opinion, and every opinion is valid. However, that doesn't stop anyone from having an opinion on an opinion, like how I think your opinion is crap. Either way, as we are both gentlemen (I have to admit, my rant was very unproper), we can respect, and understand one anothers opinion, even if we don't agree. I hope Capcom does something to blow away the hatred from your heart for their own sake at least. But hey, at least we get Ducktales



Reddaye said:

KOS-MOS! Mega Man! Dante!

Count me in for sure. I'm hugely surprised this is making it's way across the pond.



WiiLovePeace said:

I'm literally buying this because Monolith Soft made it The actual game itself is just icing on the cake haha



DrOzaki said:

I'm literally only really buying this for Gemini Sunrise. God Sakura Wars on Wii was amazing



Schprocket said:

Where did I see video for this? I'm pretty sure I've seen video and it reminded me a little of Code of Princess in gameplay.
Playing time is rare these days but I will be watching out for this one...

D'Oh... read the post above before posting, Schprocky. Read. The post.Above.
Actually that's not the video I'me thinking of. I'm sure I've seen one much shorter and just game play.



ArcanaXVI said:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Project X Zone in the same month? My summer has been made.



AJWolfTill said:

I hardly know any of the characters in this game and the ones I do are not ones I have attachment to, (tekken, resi, DMC).
I love Monolith soft but this game just isn't aimed at me XD



CanisWolfred said:

@mickywill Actually, Endless Frontier got its gameplay from Namco X Capcom on the PS2. This game is a Spiritual Successor to NXC. All 3 games were made by Monolith Soft.



Windy said:

After playing Just a ton of Monster Hunter this week I think it would be possible for monolith to do a Version of Xenoblade on 3DS, Would be nice to see anyway. As far as Project X goes I don't think it was well received in Japan. Has anyone thought of a reason for that? I don't know why. I usually like RPG's pretty much no matter what. Very few I have disliked. I bet this will be a good time



Windy said:

@DangerousDreams Why the Boycott of Capcom? I feel indifferent towards them because of the way they setup online play for monster Hunter on 3DS. I still bought it and I love it. But i'm not buying a Wii-U to play it online. I'm still not convinced on Wii-U. 3DS gets all my playtime these days and I do still mess around with the Wii



scrubbyscum999 said:

Eh, I can overlook my annoyance for Capcom this one time. This looks cool and other companies who aren't at fault, including Monolith, are involved.



Solatorobo said:

Aside from the glaring omission of Klonoa,, this game looks great.

Actually, looking at the Roster again, the Sonic franchise doesn't seem to be represented in any way, odd, him bring pretty much Sega's Mascot and all...



Deathgaze said:

Oh look. Another game which Europe/Oceania is a 2nd thought and putting N. America first.

How shocking.



Dhampir-Killer said:

Haken Browning and Kaguya Nanbu meet with their friends again Reiji Arisou, Xiaomu and KOS-MOS and vice versa for Reiji and Xiaomu meeting with KOS-MOS for the 3rd time. Damn a new version of the song Subarashiki Shin Sekai when Reiji, Xiaomu and Saya are out in the battlefield kicking some major a$$

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