Project × Zone (pronounced Project Cross Zone) is a crossover tactical role-playing game released by Bandai Namco Games exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is a sequel to the Japan-only PlayStation 2 game Namco × Capcom. Project × Zone features characters from Bandai Namco, Capcom and now Sega. The game is part of Namco's Cross of crossover games. It was released on October 11, 2012 in Japan, June 25, 2013 in North America and July 5, 2013 in Europe.
A sequel, Project × Zone 2, was developed and released for Japan in 2015 and later released overseas in 2016.
The stage takes place in grid-based locations from the game's crossover titles. Each friendly unit is made up of two characters (referred as "Pair Unit"), though a third character (or "Solo Unit") can be added for once-per-battle assistance. Unlike Namco × Capcom, units can move freely within their range on the field map, without penalty for accessing treasure chests or destructible objects prior to attacking.
The battle system is called "Cross Active Battle System", where in pressing the A button in combination with the Circle Pad performs up to five basic attack combos. Additional gameplay elements include Support Attack, which allows the player to call in a nearby ally for assistance, and Cross Hit, which freezes the target in place during simultaneous attacks from multiple units. Also, the player can trigger Critical Hits by connecting their next attack just before the target hits the ground after the first. As the player's units deal damage, the player's Cross Power (XP) gauge fills up and can be used for special attacks and defensive moves on the map. Damage done via Cross Hits can fill this gauge up to 150%.
Project X Zone has a total of fifteen save game slots included in the game, which can be used for recording a save game file during intermissions with a quick save file and a soft reset command.