Monolith Soft Announces Namco Vs. Capcom
01.26.05 - 9:31 PM

Namco and Capcom have announced a new strategy RPG, titled Namco x Capcom. The Monolith Soft-developed game will feature more than 200 well-known characters from major game series. Curently 70% complete, the game will feature 3D maps and an animated intro sequence done by anime studio behind Ghost in the Shell and the Tales series anime sequences, Production IG. Takuji Kawano, who recently worked on Tekken 4 and Soul Calibur II for Namco, is acting as character illustrator. System-wise, Namco x Capcom will feature death blows and combination attacks. Easy action sequences will be implemented in the form of cut-ins. The two main characters will be Reiji Arisu and Shao Mu. Below you will find a list of which characters have been confirmed to appear in the game:

KOS-MOS, Xenosaga series
Mitsurugi, Soul Calibur series
Jin Kazama, Tekken series
Valkyrie, Valkyrie Legend
Stahn, Tales of Destiny
Rutee, Tales of Destiny
Berabow Man, Chozetsurinjin Berabow Man
Wanda Momo, Wanda Momo
Chun-Li, Street Fighter series
Ken, Street Fighter series
Ryu, Street Fighter series
M. Bison, Street Fighter series
Klonoa, Klonoa series
Regina, Dino CrisisArthur, Makai Mura (Ghouls 'n Ghosts) series
Bruce McGivern, Gun Survivor 4: Biohazard - Heroes Never Die
Hiryuu (Flying Dragon), Strider series
Dimitri Maximoff, Vampire Savior(Darkstalkers) series
Morrigan Aenslead, Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers) series

Namco x Capcom will be released in Japan in May.

Also below are scans from a Japanese magazine featuring screenshots of this game. Please take note that these files are over 500K in size, so beware if you are on dialup.

Chris Winkler