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The latest Project X Zone trailer, released at E3, looks awesome! Rightly called Combine our Strength, the trailer shows off gameplay and characters from all three major companies involved – Sega, Capcom and Bandai Namco – and exclaims it is the “ultimate cross-over game,” and I’m starting to believe it with a roster of over 200 characters. The title features strategy RPG gameplay, reminiscent of games like Final Fantasy Tactics, but then evolves into real-time combos in the style of a traditional versus fighter. If you don’t know much about the game, check out the US and European demos, and the trailer for the Capcom cast.
Project X Zone is available July 5th, 2013 on Nintendo 3DS.
Although many Mega Man fans have felt hard done by in recent times, it’s not stopping the pure excitement that comes from the fact Mega Man has joined the roster for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Revealed in the above E3 announcement trailer, Mega Man appears at the end as a New Challenger, and the trailer goes over most of his moveset too. Also included in the new trailer is Animal Crossing‘s Villager and it has since been confirmed the Wii Fit Trainer will also join the group.
Super Smash Bros is out on Wii U and 3DS in 2014, and you can catch Mega Man X appearing in Project X Zone before that.
With a second demo heading to Europe later this month, US fans have every right to be jealous of all the free Project X Zone tastes making their way to non-American eShop’s. Well put that green-eyed monster away as ‘The Imperial Demo’ is set to make it’s way to North America next week! In fact this taste drops June 4th meaning you’ll only have to wait until Tuesday to play through the upcoming demo set in the Sakura Wars universe.
This is also set to be the exact same as the ‘Lethal Surprise’ demo Europeans were treated to a couple weeks back. Does this mean that the US will be treated to the new Ghosts ‘n Goblins inspired demo making it’s way to Europe on June 27th? Only time will tell, but stick with us for all the latest regarding this upcoming crossover event.
Sega and Epic-Scents, the mastermind behind last year’s Mega Man Scent Blasters (shown above), have teamed up to bring exclusive Sega branded smells to your nostrils. Project Director for Epic-Scents Jim Kavanaugh gave the following statement,
We’re excited to join forces with Sega to develop proprietary scents for their brands.
Yeah, there’s no much to go by at the moment. However, it’s safe to say we’re probably going to see a Sonic related product, what with the buzz surrounding Sonic Lost World for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS.
I’m still trying to get my head around the idea of Mega Man having a scent. Do you think you’d want a sweaty, blue hedgehog stinking out your automobile? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Project X Zone‘s first demo, entitled, “A Lethal Surprise,” hit the European Nintendo 3DS eShop last week, introduced by the video above. Well, come June 27th, another demo will make it’s way onto the eShop by the name of, “Dark Hours.”
The second demo will showcase the world of Ghosts ‘n Goblins. Has anyone tried out the first demo yet? Please let us know, so that I can continue to be jealous as I sit in the US waiting for my copy to arrive on June 25th without any taste of the game prior. Project X Zone will be out in Europe on July 5th.
When asked about a North American demo by Siliconera, a Namco Bandai USA rep replied saying,
We will not be releasing the demo here this week. Once I have a solid date for the North American release, I’ll be happy to share that with you.
I already plan on picking up the game, but it’s always fun to get a taste for the official release. This demo is also a chance to show friends how awesome this game will be, because it’s still hard for me to explain this game to people sometimes. So, here’s hoping the North American demo hits soon. Project X Zone releases on June 25th in North America, and July 5th in Europe.
Releasing next month on Nintendo 3DS, Project X Zone continues to fill the internet with reasons to get pumped for this crazy crossover game. The trailer above highlights Capcom with many characters from the Mega Man, Dark Stalkers, and Street Fighter universe. I’m pretty excited for this insane bout, and I hope you are as well. It’s always good to see a swarm of Servebots run across the screen like the good ol’ days on Dreamcast. So, did you catch a glimpse of any of your favorite Capcom characters?
Even as old-school Saturn fans chant the Darkstalkers name from the mountain tops (I’m looking at you, Kris Knigge), it seems the general public just doesn’t share that same level of enthusiasm for Capcom’s recent re-release compilation of Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. While the game has managed to make its way onto PSN’s top ten list for March, that isn’t enough for it to be considered a success–at least not in Capcom’s eyes.
When members of Capcom Unity’s forums argued that the game seemed like a success, Capcom USA head Christian Svensson offered up a rather disheartening response:
Sadly, it’s not as high on that list as it really needs to be to be successful.
We’re working on promotions and the like to improve the situation. We’ve not given up. But I’m disappointed in the opening sales response relative to any other fighting title we’ve put out on the same platforms given the frequency and urgency of requests we’ve had here over the last several years and the quality of the execution. It is the most fully featured and probably best project of this type we’ve done.
And before people jump to the wrong conclusions, I’m not blaming fans who did buy it and supported the brand. I’m very thankful for those guys (thank you, to all of you). I’m more disappointed by my misread of the information in this particular case.
Svensson has suggested elsewhere that the novelty of these kinds of projects has been tapering off, but I’m not sure that’s the case all around. Darkstalkers is one of the most inspired of Capcom’s many hibernating fighting IPs, and while the recent saturation of 2D fisticuffs has certainly diluted the pot, this series really boasts some potential to become a new fan favorite.
Whether the blame rests with fickle fans, a saturated market, or ho-hum advertising, the outcome is nevertheless crushing. Is the Darkstalkers franchise going to be put to rest for another 15 years? Has Capcom lost all faith in re-releasing or updating classic fighters?
Only time will tell.
The first trailer for the Western release of the epic 3DS crossover Project X Zone has finally hit the web and boy what a video it is! The promotional material (viewable above) contains all the action we’ve come to have seen from the Japanese footage, but with Western subtitles to help us know what’s finally happening! This trailer comes hot on the heels of the game’s recent Western release announcement, an unlikely event which shocked and delighted fans of all three companies.
Project X Zone is bound to be released in America on June 25th. As a special treat for “for the fans” Namco Bandai are producing free limited editions available to all those who buy the game on launch for the $39.99 price. The limited edition will feature a mini-art book, poster, and music CD. Indeed this is great news for worried fans who never even thought they’d get this game to begin with! Now if we could all just buy it when it comes out to justify this…
It was only a few days ago that brand new box art for an XBLA version of Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse appeared on the internet. Suspicions of Sega putting out a full remake of the game in a similar vain to Capcom’s Duck Tales: Remastered, have practically been confirmed with Sega’s new teaser trailer.
While there’s nothing in the trailer that explicitly links the footage to Castle of Illusion, the end of the trailer shows that the contents are copyrighted by Disney. Someone has spent money on the trailer, as well as working up new box art instead of using the original artwork, which is more than Sega has done for their previous XBLA ports.
It’s pretty obvious that Sega, the masters of secrecy, are doing something with Castle of Illusion. But what? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!