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Finally, some variety in the new release schedule!
In fact, there’s so much variety available this week that we’re getting a new console: the Android-powered, Kickster-funded Ouya Console. If you’d prefer to stick with games on platforms you already own, this week also sees the release of the first game starring the “Merc With the Mouth,” Deadpool (PC, PS3, Xbox 360).
A trio of niche titles round out this week’s major new releases including the Sega-published PC strategy game Company of Heroes 2 (it used to be part of THQ’s stable), minigame collection Game & Wario (Wii U), and the insane crossover Project X Zone (3DS).
More new release can be found after the break. (more…)
Mario’s brother gets the spotlight in this week’s Nintendo Download as New Super Luigi U is now available. You must own New Super Mario Bros. U to play it, but as you can above, a standalone disc-based version will be released in August if you just want Luigi. Also available today is Bugs vs. Tanks!, the latest 3DS game from Level-5’s “Guild-02” collection. It was developed with the assistance of Kenji Inafune, the creator of Mega Man. And speaking of Mega Man, Mega Man VI was added to the 3DS eShop today.
Other new releases today include:
- Mario Bros. (Wii U eShop)
- Wrecking Crew (Wii U eShop)
- Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (3DS eShop)
- Farming Simulator 3D (3DS eShop)
- Defenders of Oasis (3DS eShop)
- Sonic Blast (3DS eShop)
- Tails Adventure (3DS eShop)
- Rhythm Core Alpha 2 (DSiWare)
A few other high-profile games will be added to Nintendo’s download services before next week’s update including the minigame compilation Game & Wario (Wii U); the Namco Bandai/Sega/Capcom crossover Project X Zone (3DS); and the latest Lego game, Lego Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey (3DS).
For the first time ever three publishers have teamed up to bring you “the ultimate cross over.” Namco Bandi, Capcom, and Sega have put their resources together to give us the ultimate strategy RPG.
Project X Zone is a follow up to 2005’s Namco X Capcom (which never made it out of Japan). It has a roaster of over 50 characters to choose from, featuring the likes of Mega Man X‘s X and Zero, Devil May Cry‘s Dante and Demitri Maximoff, Resident Evil‘s Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, Vitura Fighter‘s Akira Yuki and Pai Chan, and Tekken‘s Jin Kazama and Ling Xiaoyu.
Project X Zone will be available only for the 3DS on June 25 in North America, followed by a July 5 in Europe. The game is already available in Japan.
Namco Bandai has revealed, through the game’s official website, that June 25 will be the official release date of the 3DS game Project X Zone.
Project X Zone (which was said to be a working title at the time of the game’s announcement, but is apparently the game’s final title) is a strategy RPG crossover developed by Monolith Soft that brings together characters from Namco Bandai’s stable of games as well as those from Sega and Capcom. As you can see, this bizarre amalgam of a game will include appearances by Dante from Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Ulala from Space Channel 5, Ryu from Street Fighter, Jin Kazama from Tekken, and more than 45 others. In all, more than 200 Namco Bandai, Sega, or Capcom characters will make an appearance in the game.
That’s a lot.
If you’re a big fan of Capcom, Namco Bandai, or Sega characters, then this announcement will please you. Capcom announced today on their blog that the Capcom/Namco/Sega crossover game, Project X Zone (working title), will be coming to the United States this Summer for the Nintendo 3DS.
This strategy RPG will feature over 50 playable characters you know and love from 29 franchises, including Darkstalkers, Mega Man, Shining Force, Street Fighter, Tekken, and many more. The game has been developed by Monolith Soft and Banpresto, and will feature a team system known as a Pair Unit, which can combine with a Solo Unit to make Solo Attacks in addition to the attacks of the Pair Unit. Other moves will include Cross Hits, Finishing Moves, Solo Attacks, and Support Attacks.
The crossover is explained in the story, in which a rift in time and space appears in the shadow world that lurks underneath everyday life. This rift opens a doorway to other universes, bringing in the heroes and villains from the different worlds.
Look for Project X Zone for your Nintendo 3DS this coming Summer. I can’t wait to see the kind of characters I can pair together, and what their epic moves will end up being.