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Project X Zone: Harada pushing for localisation

Monday, 24th September 2012 00:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada is hoping to convince Namco Bandai to give a western release to Project X Zone.

“I proposed localization of Project X Zone,” Harada tweeted.

“Not decided yet, but it will be realized if I continue proposing,” he added.

A 3DS strategy RPG, Project X Zone features a huge cast of characters from Sega, Capcom and Namco Bandai games, and was developed by Monolith Soft. It releases in Japan in October. Check out the opening cinematic below – or the 16 minute TGS offering.

Thanks, Siliconera, GameInformer.

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4 Comments

  1. Judicas

    Yet another reason to love Harada! :D REALLY want this game

    #1 2 years ago
  2. lexph3re

    Seriously, If he want’s this to be westernized than he needs to pitch it as a multi plat. Make a Vita/psp version as well as the 3DS version and it will POSSIBLY live up to it’s sales potential. releasing a game like this outside of Japan on a 3DS exclusively will have it lost in the fog of Mario and Zeldas mist clouds.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. CycloneFox

    @2: Most sad gaming-fact of the last few years: Monolith Soft was bought by nintendo. Meaning. The great Xeno-series or this might never come to another platform.
    (After Xenosaga E. III’s graphics you don’t really think Monolith Soft would want to make make Xenoblade on Wii and not on PS3, in their own discretion, do you?)
    I really hope, Bandai Namco will buy this studio back some time soon, but for now their games will always stay on Nintendo-platforms.

    This game could actually make me buy a 3DS, as Xenoblade made me play on a Wii. So go for it Harada.^^

    #3 2 years ago
  4. lexph3re

    Yes that is a sad fact. However, they are just the developers of the game Namco-Bandai are the publishers. I am not 100% on how the relationship works in terms of owned assets. However, I haven’t seen a lick of nintendo franchise’s in the game. Leaving the impression that Mono is the contractor creating the game but not owning any of the assets as they belong to Sega,Capcom, and Namco probably mores so Namco.

    If that is true it would be hard to publish it as a multi-platform affair. I have a 3ds and Vita so either or I could get the game. But, releasing something like this globally with possibly little adverts potentially won’t make it past 500k. They could do double if they released for both.

    #4 2 years ago

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