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 X 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.
List of the playable main units at the player's command.
|Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine||Resident Evil|
|Chun-Li and Morrigan Aensland||Street Fighter II and Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors|
|Dante and Demitri Maximoff||Devil May Cry and Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors|
|Frank West and Hsien-Ko||Dead Rising and Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge|
|Mega Man X and Zero||Mega Man X|
|Ryu and Ken Masters||Street Fighter|
|Haken Browning and Kaguya Nanbu||Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier|
|Jin Kazama and Ling Xiaoyu||Tekken 3|
|Kite and BlackRose||.hack|
|Kogoro Tenzai and Mii Koryuuji||Original characters, first appearance|
|KOS-MOS and T-elos||Xenosaga|
|Reiji Arisu and Xiaomu||Namco × Capcom|
|Soma Schicksal and Alisa Ilinichina Amiella||God Eater|
|Yuri Lowell and Estellise Sidos Heurassein||Tales of Vesperia|
List of Solo Units which can be attached to Pair Units and act as playable assist characters.
|Arthur||Ghosts 'n Goblins|
|Batsu Ichimonji||Rival Schools: United by Fate|
|Devilotte||Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness|
|Juri Han||Super Street Fighter IV|
|Lady||Devil May Cry 3|
|Tron Bonne and Servbots||Mega Man Legends|
|Bruno Delinger||Dynamite Deka|
|Imca||Valkyria Chronicles III|
|Rikiya Busujima||Zombie Revenge|
|Ulala||Space Channel 5|
|Vashyron||Resonance of Fate (End of Eternity)|
List of the non-playable characters that appear as enemies throughout the game.
|Astaroth||Ghosts 'n Goblins|
|Jedah Dohma||Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire|
|Juri Han||Super Street Fighter IV|
|Lord Raptor||Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors|
|Nemesis||Resident Evil 3: Nemesis|
|Seth||Street Fighter IV|
|Vile||Mega Man X|
|Eins Belanos||Original character, first appearance|
|Drei Belanos||Original character, first appearance|
|Due Flabellum||Original character, first appearance|
|Meden Traore||Original character, first appearance|
|Phantom||Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga|
|Coco★Tapioca||Space Channel 5|
|Riemsianne||Shining Force EXA|
|Selvaria Bles||Valkyria Chronicles 3|
Some Solo Units summon other characters as part of their attacks.
|Names||Game/series||Character who summons them||Company|
|Blodia||Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness||Devilotte||Capcom|
|Mobilsuits Alpha and Beta||Hyper Dyne Side Arms||Devilotte||Capcom|
Promotional Art and Packaging
- To view all official character artwork, see: Official Art.
|Namco's × series|
|Namco-produced||Namco × Capcom · Project × Zone · Project × Zone 2 · Tekken × Street Fighter|
|Capcom-produced||Street Fighter × Tekken|