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Phoenix Wright, Streets of Rage, Summon Night 3, God Eater 2 Characters Join Project X Zone 2

posted on by Karen Ressler
Street Fighter, Sakura Wars characters return to fighting game sequel

This week's Famitsu Magazine is announced on Thursday that the upcoming fighting game Project X Zone 2 -Brave New World- will add the following new characters:

  • Phoenix Wright, voiced by Takayuki Kondou (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
  • Maya Fey, voiced by Satomi Hanamura (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
  • Axel Stone, voiced by Tomokazu Sugita (Streets of Rage)
  • Aty, voiced by Ayako Kawasumi (Summon Night 3)
  • Nana Kōzuki, voiced by Emiri Katou (God Eater 2)
  • Ciel Alencon, voiced by Mamiko Noto (God Eater 2)

In addition, the magazine confirmed the following returning characters:

  • Ryu, voiced by Hiroki Takahashi (Street Fighter)
  • Ken Masters, voiced by Yuuji Kishi (Street Fighter)
  • Gemini Sunrise, voiced by Sanae Kobayashi (Sakura Wars)
  • Sakura Shinguji, voiced by Chisa Yokoyama (Sakura Wars)

The strategy role-playing game will ship for the Nintendo 3DS this fall in North America, Europe, and Japan. Similar to the first game, the sequel features characters from various Bandai Namco Entertainment, Sega, and CAPCOM franchises.

Previously announced returning characters include:

  • Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine (Resident Evil Revelations)
  • Yuri Lowell and Flynn Scifo (Tales of Vesperia)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry)
  • Ichiro Ogami and Erica Fontaine (Sakura Wars)
  • Jin Kazama (Tekken)
  • X and Zero (Mega Man X)
  • Akira Yuki (Virtua Fighter)
  • Kite (.hack//)

Previously announced new characters include:

  • Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil 6)
  • Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima (Yakuza: Dead Souls)
  • Vergil (Devil May Cry)
  • Kazuya Mishima (Tekken)
  • Kage Maru (Virtua Fighter)
  • Haseo (.hack//G.U.)
  • Strider Hiryu (Strider)
  • Hotsuma (Shinobi)
  • Natsu (Soul Calibur V)

Monolith Software Inc. is developing the game, which will allow players to "maneuver characters into position and perform strategic attacks using different combinations in real time."

The first Project X Zone Nintendo 3DS simulation role-playing game featured more than 50 playable characters from 29 CAPCOM, Sega, and Namco Bandai Games franchises. Franchises featured in the game included Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Vampire (Darkstalkers), Street Fighter, Mega Man, Virtua Fighter, Shining Force EXA, Tales of Vesperia, Tekken, .hack, Xenosaga, Valkyria Chronicles, Sakura Wars, Space Channel 5, Dynamite Deka (Die Hard Arcade), Resonance of Fate, God Eater, and Super Robot Wars Original Generation, among others.

The game shipped in North America in June 2013 and in Europe in July 2013. The game shipped in Japan in October 2012, and Namco Bandai Games announced in January 2013 that would release the title in North America, Europe, and Australasia.

[Via Gematsu]


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