Project X Zone’s Original Characters

By Spencer . June 27, 2012 . 4:35pm

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Like Namco X Capcom, Project X Zone has original characters. Famitsu revealed Kogoro Tenzai (left), a detective who is a descendent from a ninja clan. He takes other jobs because so far detective work has run dry. Kogoro is a master of ninjutsu and is armed with a Nyoraitou which connects to another blade. He also has concealed wire blades attached to his feet.


Mii Kouryuji (right) is a high school student with a hot temper and a bit of a selfish personality. From a young age, she trained with a monk on how to use a giant gun called the Dragon Jewel and a the Purple Pot pistol. She also has guns on her two boots, known as Tiger Heels.

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Most characters in Project X Zone fight in pairs, but players can also meet solo characters that act kind of like assist characters. In battle, you can use their skills and call them in for an attack by pressing the L button. Solo characters are interchangeable so you can pair Arthur up with Tales of Vesperia leads Yuri and Estelle.


Arthur from Ghosts’n Goblins

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Princess Devilotte de DeathSatan IX from Cyberbots (she has Jin’s Bloodia Punch)

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Imca from Valkyria Chronicles 3

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Rikiya Busujima from Zombie Revenge

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Flynn from Tales of Vesperia

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Altogether, you can have five different characters attack one enemy in Project X Zone. Two fighters come from your pair, then you have your solo unit, and a nearby support unit to dish out more damage.


Project X Zone comes out on October 11 in Japan.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Saw’em the other day and boy oh boy does Kouryuji  look pretty damn se-err, Powerful, yeah. Powerful. Tenzai’s deisgn is awesome too and gives me Apollo Justice vibes.

  • Arthur looks so damn manly.

  • Herok♞

    I really hope this gets released outside of Japan

  • DanteJones

    Imca: all my love.

    I wonder how the story is going to turn out, what with all these different series coming together.

    • That’s what I’m most curious about as well. The gameplay looks interesting, but I want to know what the overall plot will be.

      • cj_iwakura

        Judging from Namco X Capcom, uh… probably nothing special. Interdimensional rifts or some junk.

        • Well that sucks…

          Oh well, I’ll be going back to waiting for a crossover with a great story (outside of the Super Robot franchise).

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I am waiting for Imca to said “Nai” when any males ask him to eat Mushroom there.^^…… or when he see Arthur in his boxer lol.^^

  • Muffum

    I’m thinking I’d like to see the full body shots for Kogoro and Mii, because from just seeing the busts, I’m not particularly a fan of their designs.

    Also, the fact that they are now showing the original characters gives me greater hope for original characters from an earlier crossover. *coughreijicoughcoughxiaoyucough*

  • Shadowman

    Japan ill give you all of my money I was saving for the 3DS XL if you bring this to the U.S

  • KuroiKen

    This is seriously great! Saving money to buy it, since I’m kinda still broke after all summer pre-orders.

  • Internet is Crash

    dat nostalgic Blodia Punch D: ugghh is there a way for my asian 3DS to have a J-firmware rather than a U-firmware? 

  • Kitestwinblades

    Devilotte!? Lili needs to jump from digimon into this game, pronto XD
    And to think they the last screen has the other tekken characters. What a tease.

    • Nitraion

      I think  Digimon char should jump to this game Lol XD

  • z_merquise

    And for a second, I thought Imca had elf-ears in this pic: 

    Kogoro (the original male character) looked so cool. Also, he’s a ninja-detective. C’mon, how awesome is that? Him being voiced by Toshihiko Seki is also a huge plus for me.

    Mii Kouryuji looked like a spunky girl that reminds me of Xiaomu. Speaking of that, I’m hoping Reiji and Xiaomu appear in this game too. Them and the new original characters can be good rivals (a friendly rivalry).

    Oh and Rikiya Busujima. First we got Bruce Willis (Dynamite Cop) now we got Yusaku Matsuda. Really, this is so cool!

    • DanteJones

      I’m hoping both Reiji and Xiaomu are in it so we can listen to these pieces of awesome yet again: *__*

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Haha.^^ To think that her Darcsen hair band? there really makes it looks like elf ears though.^^

      And Rikiya Busujima itself makes this game worth the purchase here lol.^^

  • Nice to see Devilot again after all these years outside cameo and ending appearances. She needs more role as a playable character~!

    Looks like she just hijacked Jin’s Blodia.

    • Guest

       Needs Red Riding Hood, Ryo Hazuki, Kiryu and Segata Sanshiro

  • Warren Deck

    Busujima equals an instant buy.

  • Doctor Nebula

    Kogoro reminds me of Big Al a bit.

  • Liking the design of the two MC’s, they’re as silly as Endless Frontier characters with ridiculous weapons~ :3

  • Spirit Macardi

    I still don’t see Klonoa there, Namco… If he isn’t in this, you aren’t getting any of my money.

    • raymk

      He’s not going to be in and nor is sonic probably.  They haven’t shown any known humaniod characters yet so its a good chance they aren’t there.  Besides this game isn’t likely going to get a U.S release anyway so they probably won’t get your money either way it goes.

  • 4shiki

    Mii is adorable.

  • ffboi7

    RIKIYA BUSUJIMA!!! This game is an instant buy!!!!!!

  • Yuri

    Mii Kouryuji (right) is a high school student with a hot temper and a bit of a selfish personality.

    Oh wow, typical shounen character anyone?


  • Some artwork dissonance going on here, but doesn’t stop this game from sounding cool. I guess it’s kinda impossible for everyone to retain their personalities and still look from the same universe anyway. xD

    • Haohmaru HL

      that’s because they actually traced the polygonal models of SF and RE characters, they look kinda creepy like that :)

      • That explains a bit. xD They look incredibly more detailed than some of the other guys.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Im still believing!
    Bring it to US/EU!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    ……. Boobies.^^ As usuall there. TAKE MY MUNEYYY HERE!!!!!^^

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Seeing Arthur there, can i hope to see that when Arthur Hp is decreased to red point, his armor break and left him with some boxer lol.^^

  • Göran Isacson

    Ha ha ha oh my god Busujima teaming up with Chris and Jill. Best team-up. BEST TEAM-UP. No idea who the guy in the FLynn and Devilotte pics are though, one of the OC’s from this game I imagine. As for the new people…

    … Eh, somehow their outfits don’t really catch my fancy. MaidJuggs because she’s not really wearing much to judge to begin with, NinjApollo because he would’ve looked better had he losed the tiger stripes and all the gold in his outfit. Red and white would’ve been more toned down, more classy.

    • Cephrien

      The dude in the red jacket in the Flynn and Devilotte screen shots is Zephyr from “End of Eternity” or “Resonance of Fate” as it’s called here in the US.

      • Göran Isacson

        Oooooh, that explains it. Didn’t recognize him, the art-style he’s drawn in looks so different from the other characters… especially beside Devilotte.

    • raymk

      She actually has a very good design if you see the close up full body art of it.

      • Göran Isacson

        Ah, it was her fullbody design I was judging. Like, her weapons look cool and heelguns are neat, but she really just looks like she’s dressed in a skimpy maid-outfit (hence my nickname) and that just strikes me as unimaginative.

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  • ZBaksh386

    guns dont seem very monk-like

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