'Project X Zone 2' new playable characters include Segata Sanshiro

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New playable characters have been announced for the upcoming Project X Zone 2, and more new playable characters will be available and announced within the week.

As reported by Gematsu, Project X Zone 2 opened its roster for a very familiar and amazingly iconic character back in the age of the Sega Saturn console.

According to the report, Segata Sanshiro will be a playabale character in the new fighting crossover game. Segata Sanshiro rose to popularity between the year 1997 and 1998, as the promotional character in the advertisements for the Sega Saturn console. He even had a music video where he beats up kids who do not take gaming seriously.

Geek Snack, on the other hand, reported that Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu announced that they will be revealing new playable characters for the game, as well as images coming from the opening animation.

For the Japanese release, the standard edition will be available for 6,640, while the limited edition will be available for 9,980.

The limited edition variant of Project X Zone 2: Brave New World which includes the following features: the ability to play the game while listening to over 60 music tracks from the original Project X Zone; the Valkyrie no Boken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu to Xiaomu (Adventure of Valkyrie: Legend of the Key of Time with Xiamou), which opens the character Xiaomu as another playable fighter on the roster; a Namco X Capcom 10th Anniversary Resource 3D pack illustrated by Takuji Kawano; and Namco X Capcom 10th Anniversary Resource special Nintendo 3DS theme.

Early bird buyers of the game (in Japan) will also be getting The Girl From 10 Years Ago challenge map, with the item called “Black Hot Pants” as a completion reward.

Project X Zone is a crossover series between three of Japan’s biggest game companiesBandai Namco Games, Capcom, and Sega. It combines characters form various popular titles from game companies like Tekken, Street Fighter, .hack//, Virtua Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and many more.

Project X Zone 2 for the Nintendo 3DS will be released on November 12 in Japan, and in early 2016 for the rest of the world.