If you had doubt of Project X Zone ever hitting stateside, you can now safely put those doubts away. Project X Zone has been confirmed to be released in Europe and America during the summer of 2013. is a tactical role-playing game for the Nintendo 3DS co-developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft and published by Namco Bandai Games. A sequel to 2005′s Namco × Capcom, the game is part of Namco’s X series (“X” stands for “Cross”). This is the first crossover game between the three companies, Namco Bandai Games, Capcom, and Sega, and the third collaborative effort between Capcom and Namco. The game was released on October 11, 2012 in Japan.
Namco Bandai has announced that a new game in the Jump series is in development. The Jump series is a 2D fighting game series a little in the vein of Super Smash Brothers in that it brings together characters from tons of different mangas that have been published in Jump Magazine. No word on release date or even what consoles the game, titled Project Versus J, is being developed for at this time. If you wish to check out the previous Jump titles, Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars, they are Japan only games, but given the DS’s lack of a region lock and the vast community of fans for the games, you should have no hard time finding and playing the games to their fullest.
The price and release date have yet to be announced.
Over the years, Pac-man got a lot of make overs. But now, you can help worsen his identity crisis. On the official Pac-man Facebook page, there is a survey you can take to help determine which of the four styles, pictured above, will be used in the next Pac-Man title.
Based on the question, I’m assuming that this game will most likely be a casual title, so expect to play this on your smartphones and tablets.
Also, if you are unfamilar with the style used in choice A, be prepared to see more of CG-man. Back at E3 ’12, Namco announced that a 3D Pac-man cartoon is in the works. Here’s a preview of the show.
My fingers are crossed for either choice B or D. I like D’s overall style the most, but B’s Pac-Man is my favorite.
You can take the survey here (Facebook account required): https://www.facebook.com/pacman/app_127709503932081
If it’s one thing Namco Bandai likes to do for this game, it’s to make long ass trailers for it. The newest trailer logs in at 16 minutes, and showcases everything from characters, enemies, gameplay and breasts. Also in the trailer is the Japanese release date, coming this fall on October 11th. Check out the trailer below!
In similar news, Namco Bandai have stated that they are interested in localizing the game, but want to wait to see how it sells in Japan first. You hear that Japanese people? If there was ever a time to go buy a game, it would be October, 11th.
Tekken is taking a page out of “Dead or Alive”‘s book and throwing in some bikinis outfits as a preorder bonus when you reserve Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Everyone gets an outfit: ladies, men, robots, kangaroos, and bears. You’ll also the extra Snoop Dogg stage and the exclusive characters including Michelle, Ancient Ogre, Angel and Kunimitsu in advance.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is released in North America on September 11, 2012.
At the Namco Bandai Games Fan Conference , being held at Japan Expo, confirmation was given that the latest iteration of the “Tales” series, Tales of Zillia, will be released outside of Japan. In Japan, Xillia was released back in September of 2011, as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Its sequel is due later this year.