Bandai Namco Ent. Confirms 7 More Characters in Project X Zone 2 Game
posted on by Kevin Pennyfeather
Bandai Namco Entertainment confirmed on Famitsu on Thursday seven more characters that it will include in its Project X Zone 2 sequel Nintendo 3DS game: Chun-Li from Street Fighter, Ling Xiaoyu from Tekken, Demitri Maximoff and Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers, Pai Chan from Virtua Fighter, Hibana from Nightshade, and Alisa Illinichina Amiella from God Eater 2. Hibana is joining the franchise for the first time, while the other six characters appeared in the first Project X Zone game.
Bandai Namco Entertainment previewed 37 new and returning characters last month that will be playable in the sequel game.
Similar to the first game, the sequel features characters from various Bandai Namco Entertainment, Sega, and CAPCOM franchises. 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 strategy role-playing game will ship in Japan on November 12, and it will ship in Europe in early 2016. Bandai Namco Entertainment had previously announced that the game would ship this fall in North America, Europe, and Japan.
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 it would release the title in North America, Europe, and Australasia.
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