Namco Bandai, Sega and Capcom have teamed up to create a new strategy-RPG for 3DS that'll feature characters from 29 of their most iconic franchises.
Project X Zone (a working title pronounced 'Project Cross Zone') released in Japan in October 2012, but has been today confirmed for release in Europe and Australasia in Summer 2013 - the same launch window given to the US release.
Developed by Monolith Soft and Banpresto, Project X Zone features over 50 playable characters from 29 game franchises by the three publishers. The Japanese box art alone shows famous faces from Mega Man, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Devil May Cry, Tekken, Space Channel 5 and more.
"In Project X Zone players will use a team of two characters known as a Pair Unit to explore the world," explains the official PR. "An additional character known as a Solo Unit can be combined with the Pair Unit to assist in battles with Solo Attacks as well as augment the attacks available for players to execute.
"Throughout the game, epic battles are waiting to erupt at a moment's notice. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes."
Check out this 16-minute Japanese 'Character trailer' for a good look at how it all works.