Pac-Man inspired chair design concept by Bruno Marques.
Although I’m not really into SRPGs, I can’t help but be a little bit stoked for Project X Zone. The 3DS game takes characters from Capcom, Namco, and Sega, and mixes ‘em all up in a bag of strategic role-playing goodness. This means characters from popular franchises like Street Fighter, Mega Man, Tekken, Space Channel 5, Phantasy Star, Xenosaga, God Eater, .Hack, Shining Force, Virtua Fighter, and more will all be together in the same game! Kinda’ bummed about the lack of Phoenix Wright, though.
No western release has been announced yet, but look at the collector’s edition Japan is getting. Lucky jerks.
Check out the opening cinematic below and let us know which characters you spotted and which ones you wish would’ve made the cut.
Call me old-fashioned, but other than the Vic Viper from Gradius, the ship from Galaga is probably the all-time coolest looking aircraft in the history of video games.
This 3D street art installation was spotted by Chilly SavageMelon. Not sure if it’s actually made of metal, but if so, I totally want one.
Before I watched this trailer for the Namco Bandai game, I figured I’d be writing up a post called “The Game You Should Play Instead of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle” and then show you Capcom’s 2D fighter based on the series. But then I watched the trailer and the game actually looks awesome. I can’t quite tell if it’s a psuedo-3D fighter or if there’s just a sidestep command like in Rival Schools / Project Justice. The weird part is that the graphics style looks like Street Fighter IV’s. Are some of Capcom’s artists now working for Namco Bandai? Or are Namco Bandai just ripping off Capcom?
Also: Helvetica bold.
The game’s Western release is almost a year away, but I’ve already thrown down my $99.99 for this amazing limited edition of the game. Yup - $99.99. That’s a lot of money, even for a limited edition, but this time I think it’s worth it. The “wizard edition” of the RPG co-created by Studio Ghibli and Level-5 will include a hardcover version of the spell book used by the protagonist, as well as a plush version of his pal, Drippy.
If I remember correctly, the DS version of the game required players to use a similar physical spell book to progress through the game. It doesn’t seem like this has been worked into the PS3 version, but it’s still a very cool bonus. The real treat is Drippy, and there will also be two DLC characters included in the bundle.
Side Note: The pre-order page mentions that the Western release of the game will contain both English and Japanese voice over tracks - good news for people who prefer hearing bad voice acting that they can’t understand rather than bad voice acting that they can understand.
Get it exclusively through Namco Bandai.
Project X Zone is a an upcoming strategy RPG for 3DS featuring a whopping buttload of some of gaming’s greatest characters. Characters in the game come from Super Robot Wars: Original Generations, Tekken, Xenosaga, Tales of Vesperia, .hack, Street Fighter, Mega Man X, Darkstalkers, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, Sakura Wars, Virtua Fighter, Space Channel 5, and Shining Force EXA. That’s a LOT of games.
These are the first screens of the combat system, so I’m pretty curious to see how it plays. I really would’ve been fine with a Smash Bros. style brawler, but whatevs.
Too bad the title is super similar to a douchey frat movie.
Daily Graffiti: Pac-Man and Mega Man get down on a wall in Brighton, U.K. Pic snapped by Di’s Free Range Photos on Flickr.
Street Fighter X Tekken Looks To Be A Full House
After the teaser trailer of Cammy, Capcom now has a screenshot of Sagat on Street Fighter X Tekken’s character select screen. Also note the unintentional (?) ordering of this particular team’s character names.
Hot off the heels of the “Soul Cal Boob Chart” comes the official Soul Calibur 5 announcement! Officially announced in Dubai late last night (around 11:00 PST) the game will see a 2012 release on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. We’ve went ahead and boiled down some of the early information into some easily digestible facts:
- SC5 will take place 17 years after SC4.
- Patroklos will be the story’s protagonist - he is the son of Sophitia and Rothion.
- Will NOT be called Soul Edge 2 as rumored!
- Character customization will remain intact (but no fetish or skimpy outfits!)
- Will remain a 1-on-1 fighting game.
- Siegfried/Nightmare will be in this game.
- You can check out a bootleg trailer here!
Breast Size specifications for fighting games…? THERE’S A CHART FOR THAT!
For the newest Soul Calibur project in development, “Battle Director” Daishi Odashima has a “handy-dandy” chart fer teh boobies.
[via Odashima Daishi]
(Pac) Man on Wire
I like those illuminated Santas and reindeer people sometimes hand across light posts. But this is a little cooler. Let’s just hope Pac-Man doesn’t get 256 fruits or else we’ll get a real life kill screen.