Fiora from Xenoblade paired up with KOS-MOS from Xenosaga, and Chrom and Lucina from Fire Emblem: Awakening. I’m glad to be wrong about the unlikelihood of Nintendo characters, and Lucina was even one of the specific ones I said I’d want. Still not completely sure if it’s a full four-company crossover with Nintendo getting as many characters as the other three, but considering Fire Emblem has nothing to do with Monolith, it seems possible.
Not that anyone was surprised by any of them, but I did call the return of KOS-MOS, Demitri, Morrigan, and Chun-Li.
One character I didn’t predict, though, was Segata Sanshiro. Who might just be the most badass character in the entire game.
(uploaded by Saturn Memories)
According to Siliconera, Project X Zone 2 will release in Japan on November 12, 2015, North America on February 16, and Europe on February 19, 20156 for Nintendo 3DS. (But I’m pretty sure that’s a typo and people in Europe don’t have to wait an extra 18,000 years.)
I liked the first one even with it’s flaws, and it seems they might be fixing some of those this time around.
Note it says “and more”, so don’t go assuming this is everybody in the game (or even every game that it has characters from) like I’ve seen some people do.
Though unfortunately, it’s probably safe to say by now that, despite the fact that Monolith is owned by Nintendo, they aren’t going to reveal it’s actually a four-company crossover with the unrevealed characters including Link, Samus, Lucina, and Pit.
Continue reading Project X Zone 2 new trailer
“Favorite quote from any video game”
My favorite serious-ish quote is easy enough.
“You humans have strange customs.”
Akuma Zozma in SaGa Frontier, in reaction to Asellus trying to deny/self-hate her own feelings for White Rose.
But since this would be another short post if I left it at that, here are some funnier quotes too. (Possibly not quoted with 100% accuracy.)
From Super Robot Wars; anything Excellen Browning says in battle; especially when using Oxtongue Rifle D.
“This moment of pain is brought to you by the letter D.”
“What does D stand for? Demon? Destroyer? My cup size?”
“D stands for Demolish, Demise, DOOOOOM!!!”
From Project X Zone: “Ghosts and Goblins? Something about that makes me thing of constant meaningless death.”
And the most badass line was in yesterday’s video: “That was pretty interesting. But dropping a warship on me is cheating… Take it back!”
“divergent dystopia”, “tris anti hero divergent”, “divergent characters based on enlightenment” -Okay, I’m not sure what that last one had in mind, but it’s interesting how my very first non-test post keeps showing up in searches.
“anime challenge pets” – Okay, sure, I guess someone might search for that specifically.
“super robot wars og theme song” – Not entirely sure which one you meant, but here are the two most likely:
In keeping with the crossover theme of this week’s posts, here is ROCKS, the theme from the PS2 SRWOG games, in a decidedly non-OG video.
(Uploaded by doctorlatino123)
And here’s the full version of MAXON, the OP from the anime series Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector, with a crossover picture.
(Uploaded by Tatpiya Jirasakrojin)
“is project x zone canon” – I think so, but I didn’t go into much detail there. This might get long.
Continue reading Search Engine Terms
Namco X Capcom was a strategy RPG for the PS2 in Japan. It was a crossover between, would you guess, Namco and Capcom.
This is the opening video from the game, which has a nice little song (Brave New World, which, in the later games they appear in, became the theme song of the original characters Reiji and Xiaomu) and some of the most famous video game characters around (and some obscure ones too; Wonder Momo, Bravoman, and the characters from Forgotten Worlds?).
(uploaded by bass877)
While Namco X Capcom never got localized, it’s sort-of-sequel, Project X Zone for the 3DS, which adds Sega into the mix too, did. It’s pretty good if you like SRPGs and are familiar with a fair number of the characters in it.
This is the opening to Project X Zone, a crossover SRPG for 3DS, featuring characters from Namco, Capcom, and Sega.
Actually, it’s both the English and Japanese openings; same animation, different music due to an issue with licensing the Japanese song. I don’t really like either song nearly as well as the one from Namco X Capcom, but the animation, by Studio Trigger, is incredible.
(uploaded by Yongho098)
As you can see from the video, everything I mentioned here has also crossed over with a whole lot more: Sakura Wars, Shining Force Exa, Space Channel 5, Super Robot Wars Original Generation, God Eater and more.
There’s one more shared universe I want to talk about before getting into multiverses. This one’s a little more complicated. I’m using Namco x Capcom’s status (confirmed canon for Endless Frontier which is considered canon by SRWOG) as a precedent for assuming that Project X Zone is probably canon. And while it involves different universes, it also establishes a few games to be in the same universe. (Note that a fair number of these are connected by other crossovers too, so it only establishes a few new connections.)
Project X Zone seems to establish that Street Fighter, Rival Schools, Resident Evil, Tekken, .hack, Virtua Fighter, Fighting Vipers, House of the Dead, and Dynamite Cop all take place in the same time period in the same world (which is also home to the original characters from NxC and PXZ), which is also the human world from Devil May Cry and Darkstalkers, which also share the same demon world as each other and Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins. It’s also established that Mega Man and Xenosaga are both in the future of this world.
And now for some other games: of course Final Fight has long been established to share a universe with Street Fighter, Virtua Fighter characters appear in Dead or Alive (which shares a universe with Ninja Gaiden), and Soul Calibur is the past of Tekken.
And Lili and Sebastian from Tekken appears in Digimon World: ReDigitize.
There’s no real evidence against Capcom vs. SNK being canon either, so we’ve got The King of Fighters and the other games that it was already a crossover between to begin with.
Television crossovers are the most analyzed, but other media have a tendency to take things even farther.
Using the broadest definition of crossover (and still excluding fanfic, obviously), there are surprisingly few separate groups of things that are in crossovers within small groups; depending on your definitions, everything that has a crossover at all can be connected to nearly every other crossover.
Other media can be more complicated about it than television tends to be, so before getting into comic books and video games let’s divide crossovers into categories:
Continue reading Crossover Chaos: Types of crossovers
This is part 2 of my list of 21 of the weirdest, most unrealistic, or just plain crazy examples of hairstyles in anime, manga, and video games.
Part 1 is here.
Continue reading Top 21 craziest anime/game hair: 15-11