Project X Zone 2 is a crossover RPG strategy title that brings together a bunch of Capcom, Bandai Namco, and Sega characters to do battle against enemies from those same publishers. In the most recent issue of Weekly Famitsu, we were given a glimpse at some new characters that will be added to the already huge roster. For the most part, the characters make sense, but one in particular is simply a goofy nod to Sega’s history.
Segata Sanshiro was a fictional Judo master used to advertise the Sega Saturn console in Japan between the years of 1997 and 1998. He trained by carrying around a huge Sega Saturn on his back and punching the buttons on its giant controller. His training then allowed him to make people explode twice by throwing them. At one point he also redirected and rode a missile purportedly launched by Sony and Nintendo, thus saving the Sega headquarters. Now, on top of all of that, he is making his triumphant return as a playable character in
Project X Zone 2.
Three other characters were also announced alongside Segata. These include:
- Captain Commando (Captain Commando, Capcom)
- June Lin Milliam (Star Gladiator, Capcom)
- Heihachi Mishima (Tekken, Bandai Namco)
Project X Zone 2 is being developed by Monolith Soft. It is due to release on 3DS in Japan on November 12th, and sometime in early 2016 for North America and Europe.
Did you play through the first
Project X Zone? Are you excited to see what else the sequel has in store? Leave us your opinions in the comment section below!