Project X Zone Welcomes Iris From Mega Man X, Aura From .hack

By Ishaan . September 18, 2012 . 4:18pm


Namco Bandai aren’t done with the Project X Zone reveals yet. This week’s Famitsu magazine brings new of three new characters for the game:


Iris from Mega Man X.

Aura from the .hack series.

Astaroth from the Ghost ‘n Goblins series.


Project X Zone will be released in Japan on October 11th.

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  • Kaihedgie

    Don’t let her die this time :U

    • $733987

      Then make sure you know what you’re fighting for this time. :D

      • Just Tim

        For extra irony, I’d love to see a reenactment of the X VS Zero fight in X2, with Iris on X’s role.

  • evilmoogle

    Now Dante and Zero can do the dramatic “i failed” scene.

  • *crosses fingers* please port this to NA too 

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Lets hope the sale on Japan well then.^_^ As Bamco said they will consider bringing this game here if Japan do really well there.^_^

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World


    • LustEnvy

       I knew it!

  • AuraGuyChris

    I always wondered something about Zero…


    • heartless141

      • Göran Isacson

        To this day, I will always remember that INTENSE mood whiplash when the song ends and they overlook the huns slaughter.

        Which makes this clips connection to Zero and his general problem of having people around him stay alive all the more darkly hilarious.

  • epy

    Bah… everyone beat me to it! Yay another Megaman character! You can tell this game is not made by Capcom. ;)

  • MrJechgo
    • Göran Isacson

      Oh God. I couldn’t go through the whole thing, it’s just. That cheesy line in combination with that haunting guitar. I. I have no words. Except “Bless you Johnny Young Bosch. Bless you.”

      • MrJechgo

        In short, at Montreal Comic Con 2012, I wanted to have Johnny go to the final moment of Iris’s Death from MMX4 normally, with his voice from MvC3. However, even though he said that he wouldn’t sing the answers to every question… he did for mine.

        I got countertrolled.

        • Göran Isacson

          That you did. And it was glorious to behold.

    • “Here’s line 1: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~
      That’s a scream”

  • NamelessN00b sans Twitter

     Looks like X and Zero will be pulled out of the 4th game, while Vile is pulled out of the 3rd or 8th, and Cyber Peacock’s stage is pulled out of the 4th.

  • Göran Isacson

    OKAY train of thought got derailed something fierce with all these funny videos people posted, and I must admit that I would be gravely disappointed if Zero and Dante don’t do SOME kind of scream-off contest now. But all the same, I must admit that seeing Iris again feels… weird. It’s like, you think the scars are healed and yet here she is, stirring up old emotions again. Almost makes me hope they’re pulling Zero and X from a later point than X4, just for shocks and giggles.

    Althouhg if they are instead doing some kind of weird re-run of Megaman X history and this game is going to go through the events of X4, WELP… won’t that be something dark among all the cheerful cameos. But maybe Iris and Aura can be uh… spoiler-buddies together.

    One question though that only now comes to mind- that way long 16 minute trailer, does anyone remember from which game X’s super armor came from?

  • NTaiyokun



    Sorry, couldn’t resist the joke.

    • NamelessN00b sans Twitter

       Accord to the translation, X and Zero only know her as “that girl from Repliforce.” Which could explain quite a bit of why that scene in X4 was so emotional for Zero

      • Translation for Project X Zone? Cause, hilarious VA and delivery aside, the dialogues are almost spot on similar to Rockman X4: in that, yes, Zero and Iris are, were together.

        • NamelessN00b sans Twitter

           The SCAN was translated.

  • $36598391

    I hope this comes out in NA

  • z_merquise

    No scans?

  • tubers

    Hope she survives :) Need more cute reploids :P

  • I become less and less confident with this game with each passing character announcement at this point. There’s no way it can remain stable with this many top faces.

  • GameTaco

    Aside from the jokes made in the comments below, it makes me smile to know that Iris hasn’t been forgotten. I know I wasn’t the only one that was a bit confused when she appeared in the Mega Man Online trailer, like nothing ever happened. I know it sounds a little strange to want a second chance for such a minor character, but then, I have a pony for an avatar. I’ve seen firsthand the love fans can have for background and one-off characters.

    One of the things that resonated with me was in one of the art books, which stated that Iris appears in Xtreme 2, I believe, because they felt bad for just killing her off… So they made it a prequel and gave her a more schoolgirl-inspired design… That’s the one in the image at the top, right? I like that.

    The most negative thing I can say here, I guess, is the usual remark: This is from a time when Capcom clearly cared about its franchises beyond the business, and it’s a Capcom I’d like to see come back. If Namco can’t slap some sense into it alone, maybe Sega can help?

    • AuraGuyChris

      Nobody can’t forget how Iris switches to three different accents in a single scene, which is the same memetic one.

    • WizardoftheBlueOrder

      She was popular enough to get an incarnation in the EXE/Battle Network universe. (Along with Colonel) Can’t say I’m surprised to see her back, but I have no complaints.

      More Mega Man characters are ALWAYS a plus in our current circumstance.

  • zero254

    I have to create my dream world……without dying this time.

  • Souji Tendou

    Will we have to kill Iris again? Or now ZERO will be able to save her? I hope it’s the latter. That X4 ending was sad for me.

    • sd28

      hopefully this time he can fill her dark soul with light

      • Souji Tendou

        Oh you.

  • Aura yesh! 3ds region lock. NOOOOOO!

  • Iris: This time, I’ll grab Zero’s manboobs!

    • neocatzon


  • XiaomuArisu

    What am I fighting for jokes in 3….2….1….go!

  • If Aura is a support character (just a guess), wonder if she will upgrade Kite with Azure Flame God power or something to that degree. Glad to see another .hack// and Megaman character appear ^.^

  • sd28

    now we know what zero is fighting for

  • IshimaruKaito

    now all the game needs is haseo lol

  • Crimson_Cloud

    No, this isn’t happening!!!  – short version.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Will Iris’ death trigger tribute in this game?

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    I should have been the one to fill–Oops, wrong quote

  • Kitestwinblades

    Aura? Now this I have to see XD

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