Capcom, Namco, Sega: 'Project X' may be an Epic 'Street Fighter X Tekken' RPG

By , Updated Apr 11, 2012 08:05 AM EDT

The big three companies, "Namco, Capcom, and Sega" announced that they are in collaboration for an epic RPG game title for the Nintendo 3DS. 

Rumors were swirling that the big three have been brewing up a secret project called "Project X Zone" in the past weeks.  It was finally confirmed based on reports from gaming website Andriasang that Project X Zone will be an RPG that utilizes characters from popular game titles such as Virtua Fighter, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, Tekken, and more. 

The RPG title will feature plenty of fighting action as characters pair up as teams and engage in combat.  A current list of playable characters include:

Capcom:  Ryu & Ken (Street Fighter 0)
Capcom:  X and Zero (Mega Man)
Capcom:  Demitri and Dante (Darkstalkers and Devil May Cry)
Capcom:  Chris and Jill (Resident Evil)

Sega:  Shinguji Sakura and Ogami Ichiro (Sakura Wars)
Sega:  Pai and Akira (Virtua Fighter)
Sega:  Kurt and Riela (Valkyria Chronicles)
Sega:  Ulala and Touma (Space Channel 5 and Shining Force EXA)

Namco Bandai:  Sanger Somvold (Super Robot Wars)
Namco Bandai:  Jin and Ling Xiaoyu (Tekken)
Namco Bandai:  Kos-Mos and T-elos (Xenosaga)
Namco Bandai:  Yurie and Estel (Tales of Vesperia)
Namco Bandai:  Kaito and Black Rose (.hack)

The news came shortly after Street Fighter X Tekken announced that Cross-Platform play for the Vita and PlayStation 3 is available.  Street Fighter X Tekken boasts one of the robust list of playable characters in the history of fighting games.  A total of 55 characters are now in the lineup after 12 new fighters were added to the previous list of 43. 

The big three will be looking to up one on the current popular fighting game with a mix of RPG gameplay.  Could we possibly see another massive list of playable fighters from various franchises come together?  Will the mix of RPG and fighting gameplay mechanics please players?

Capcom and Namcos' Street Fighter X Tekken have successfully catered the tag-team fighting gameplay to both Street Fighter and Tekken players.  With the addition Sega's lineup of franchise games, the pieces may be coming together well for Project X Zone.

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