Project X Zone (the "X" stands for "cross") is a tactical role-playing game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Bandai Namco Games for the Nintendo 3DS. The game marks the first collaboration between video game publishers Namco Bandai, Capcom and Sega altogether. Each contributed various characters from their many gaming franchises such as Tekken, Resident Evil and Virtua Fighter who then battle enemies in teams of two. The game is the successor to Namco X Capcom, a PS2 crossover strategy game between Namco and Capcom. The game was released on October 11, 2012  in Japan, and was later released internationally in the summer of 2013.


The game is a pretty simple SRPG that doesn't particularly use tactics. Rather, you use a unique combat system similar to a fighting game's of attacking your foes and racking up the most combos. As you progress through the game, the characters get more moves and different abilities to make even larger combos. Each move works slightly different so with the best timing, the moves can be even more effective especially if the player gets a critical hit, which increases damage. If the characters are adjacent to another unit, they can have that unit use their support attack to deal more damage and pairing the unit with a solo unit adds a solo attack which also increases damage. Each unit has their own XP bar which grows if you attack in sync with a support or solo. it has a maximum of 150%. The XP bar can be used to use for a special powerful attack or doing special actions like countering an opponet or reducing damage done. Reviving a character can only be done at 100%. Dealing damage and defeating enemies earns the player EXP which increases your level. Units have varying movement range and attack range so, determining which unit to attack will be more efficient. There are also items which restore your health and XP


The following have been confirmed to appear as playable characters.

Pair Characters

Name Company Game/series Partner
Mii Kouryuuji Namco Bandai Original 01Kogoro
Kogoro Tenzai Namco Bandai Original 01Mii
Chris Redfield Capcom Resident Evil 02 Jill
Jill Valentine Capcom Resident Evil 02 Chris
Dante Capcom Devil May Cry 03 Demitri
Demitri Maximoff Capcom Darkstalkers 03Dante
Hsien-Ko Capcom Darkstalkers 04Frank
Morrigan Aensland Capcom Darkstalkers 05Chun  Li
Ryu Capcom Street Fighter 06Ken
Ken Masters Capcom Street Fighter 06Ryu
Chun-Li Capcom Street Fighter 05Morrigan
Mega Man X Capcom Mega Man X 10Zero
Zero Capcom Mega Man X 10X
Frank West Capcom Dead Rising 04Hsien-Ko
Kurt Irving SEGA Valkyria Chronicles III 07Riela
Riela Marceris SEGA Valkyria Chronicles III 07Kurt
Sakura Shinguji SEGA Sakura Wars 09Ichiro
Ichiro Ogami SEGA Sakura Wars 09Sakura
Erica Fontaine SEGA Sakura Wars 08Gemini
Gemini Sunrise SEGA Sakura Wars 08Erica
Akira Yuki SEGA Virtua Fighter 11Pai
Pai Chan SEGA Virtua Fighter 11Akira
Toma SEGA Shining Force EXA 12Cyrille
Cyrille SEGA Shining Force EXA 12Toma
Zephyr SEGA Resonance of Fate 13Leanne
Leanne SEGA Resonance of Fate 13Zephyr
Reiji Arisu Namco Bandai Namco X Capcom 14Xiaomu
Xiaomu Namco Bandai Namco X Capcom 14Reiji
Yuri Lowell Namco Bandai Tales of Vesperia 15Estelle
Estellise Sidos Heurassein Namco Bandai Tales of Vesperia 15Yuri
Jin Kazama Namco Bandai Tekken 16Ling
Ling Xiaoyu Namco Bandai Tekken 16Jin
Kite Namco Bandai .hack 17BlackRose
BlackRose Namco Bandai .hack 17Kite
KOS-MOS Namco Bandai Xenosaga 18T-elos
T-elos Namco Bandai Xenosaga 18KOS-MOS
Soma Schicksal Namco Bandai God Eater 19Alisa
Alisa Ilinichina Amiella Namco Bandai God Eater 19Soma
Haken Browning Namco Bandai Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier 20Kaguya
Kaguya Nanbu Namco Bandai Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier 20Haken

Solo Characters

These characters are added to the pairs to add an extra attack and make them more powerful. They also trigger unique conversations.

Name Company Game/series
Sanger Zonvolt Namco Bandai Super Robot Wars: Original Generations
Valkyrie Namco Bandai Valkyrie no Bouken
Flynn Scifo Namco Bandai Tales of Vesperia
Alisa Bosconovitch Namco Bandai Tekken
Heihachi Mishima Namco Bandai Tekken
Lindow Amamiya Namco Bandai God Eater
Neneko/Neito Namco Bandai Yumeria
Saya Namco Bandai Namco X Capcom
Arthur Capcom Ghosts'n Goblins
Batsu Ichimonji Capcom Rival Schools
Devilotte Capcom Cyberbots
Juri Han Capcom Street Fighter
Lady Capcom Devil May Cry
Tron Bonne Capcom Mega Man Legends
Bruno Delinger SEGA Dynamite Deka
Bahn SEGA Fighting Vipers
Imca SEGA Valkyria Chronicles III
Rikiya Busujima SEGA Zombie Revenge
Ulala SEGA Space Channel 5
Vashyron SEGA Resonance of Fate

Rival Characters

These characters are recurring enemies with large amounts of health. Most of them are bosses from the character's games.



The game received average reviews getting a 71.36% on GameRankings and a 70 on Metacritic. Famitsu gave the game a 34 out of 40. Critics criticized the repetitive fights and nonsensical plot.

In terms of sales, the game did pretty well. In Japan, it sold 85,539 copies in its first week. It debuted very high in both Europe and America. According to Bandai Namco, the game sold 10 times better than expected in the West. Bandai Namco announced the game sold around 400,000 worldwide with the announcement of the sequel, Project X Zone 2: Brave New World.

Limited Edition


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