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Project X Zone 2 TGS Trailer (No New Characters Announced So Far)

Bandai Namco’s TGS stream showed off a new trailer for Project X Zone 2. A decent amount of the footage is recycled, but we do see some new things like Hibana and Leanne’s cut-ins for their Solo attacks. And, there is Segata Sanshiro, love him or hate him (the second option isn’t allowed, though.)

Check it out after the break. The latter portion of the trailer after the logo cut-in shows off limited edition goods that are currently only announced for Japan at this time. However, the roster is certainly not completely announced yet – check out the franchise list and the “and more…” message at the trailer’s end.

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Project X Zone 2: Pai Chan Returns, Nightshade’s Hibana Makes an Entrance

Famitsu published an article recently showcasing a new round of character reveals for Project X Zone 2. As with the round of San Diego Comic Con 2015 reveals it’s not really a substantial lot, but there are some noticeable changes. To begin with, the Capcom/Bandai Namco team is confirmed to be Chun-Li and Xiaoyu from Street Fighter and Tekken respectively, while Chun-Li’s former partner Morrigan Aensland now teams with Demitri to form a dedicated Darkstalkers team.

This time around, Sega was only represented in solo unit news. Akira’s former teammate Pai is now present as a solo unit, kind of an unfortunate demotion (unless you really like Kage-Maru?) but it’s nice that the Virtua Fighter series gets a solo unit. Continuing off of the Shinobi PS2 series love is the appearance of Hibana from Nightshade, the sequel to Shinobi for the PS2. Hibana is a ninja and the protagonist of Nightshade. The PS2 Shinobi games were 3D action games developed by Overworks (Sakura Wars 3 and 4, Skies of Arcadia.) The last solo unit was Bandai Namco’s Alisa from God Eater, who is pretty clearly the most popular God Eater character at this point.

The game releases in Japan on November 12. Expect the last of the character reveals probably in October (worst case scenario, September,) and since Tokyo Game Show is coming up in September there will be news for sure then. Western release is set for early in 2016.

The character profile art can be seen below, albeit with Famitsu’s watermark.

Project X Zone 2: “Crossing Paths” Trailer, Release Date Change

The first promotional video for Project X Zone 2 that Banpresto have been working on finally hit the internet, in commemoration with a media blitz that Bandai Namco is pushing for their games as part of Japan Expo 2015 in Paris. Be sure to watch it! There isn’t much in the way of new content, but this is actually our first peek into the voice acting for the game. In addition, we get to see a lot of the attacks that the characters will be able to use in this game.

There’s a discrepancy between the Japanese trailer and the English trailer – some of the video content from the Japanese trailer (namely things like Adventure of the Valkyrie DLC, 3DS themes) weren’t present in the English trailer. The segment on the “Original Game Sound Edition” was also omitted from the English trailer. The game is coming out on November 12 in Japan, but the English trailer notes (from Bandai Namco Europe) an early 2016 release date. Odds are this could very well apply to North America, too, so let’s prepare ourselves.

You can check out both trailers after the break. We’ve also attached a gallery with select images based on the trailer’s Japanese version for your browsing, too. Remember that the roster is certainly not stopping here. Wish for your favorites!

…I still find it funny that the Yakuza team’s super attack is called “Ryu ga Gotoku.”

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