Bandai Namco has revealed a handful of new characters joining the cast Project X Zone 2: Brave New World. Many of these characters return from the original Project X Zone, but in new pairings this time around.
Street Fighter's Chun-Li teams up with Tekken's Ling Xiaoyu, and Demetri and Morrigan form a tandem from Darkstalkers.
New solo units include Pai Chan from Virtua Fighter, Hibana from Nightshade (a part of the Shinobi series), and Alisa Ilinichina Amiella from God Eater.
Namco x Capcom antagonist Saya also returns as a rival character, teaming up with a new character original to Project X Zone 2 - Sheath.
Two new non-playable cameos are also introduced - Sylphie from 1988 Capcom arcade shooter Forgotten Worlds, and Miyuki from 1988 Namco scrolling shooter Ordyne. These two run the in-game shop in which you can purchase new items and equipment to raise character stats.
Information about character customization is also provided. Customization Points (CP) are earned from participating in battle, which can be used to both upgrade the skills of your characters and to learn new abilities. Each skill can be upgraded up to 8 levels, which will increase attack damage and chance for critical hits.
CP can also be used to obtain Auto Skills, passive abilities that activate when certain conditions are met, such as healing HP if it is low at the start of an encounter.
The revealed list is as follows (note: in earlier posts we listed Phoenix Wright and Maya Fey as a pair unit, when the duo actually operates as a Solo unit):
Chris Redfield & Jill Valentine (Resident Evil series)
Dante & Vergil (Devil May Cry series)
Mega Man X & Zero (Mega Man X series)
Strider Hiryu (Strider series) & Hotsuma (Shinobi)
Kazuma Kiryu & Majima Goro (Yakuza: Dead Souls)
Akira Yuki & Kage-Maru (Virtua Fighter series)
Ichiro Ogami & Erica Fontaine (Sakura Wars series)
Yuri Lowell & Flynn Scifo (Tales of Vesperia)
Jin Kazama & Kazuya Mishima (Tekken series)
Kite (.hack series) & Haseo (.hack//G.U. series)
Ryu & Ken Masters (Street Fighter series)
Sakura Shinguji & Gemini Sunrise (Sakura Wars series)
Ciel Alencon & Nana Kazuki (God Eater 2)
Reiji Arisu & Xiaomu (Namco X Capcom)
Chun-Li (Street Fighter series) and Ling Xiaoyu (Tekken series)
Demitri Maximoff and Morrigan Aensland (DarkStalkers series)
Leon S. Kennedy (Resident Evil 6)
Natsu (Soul Calibur V)
Phoenix Wright & Maya Fey (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)
Axel Stone (Streets of Rage)
Aty (Summon Night 3)
Ulala (Space Channel 5)
Valkyrie (The Adventure of Valkyrie)
Pai Chan (Virtua Fighter)
Alisa (God Eater series)
Saya (Namco x Capcom) and Sheath (original)
Project X Zone 2: Brave New World releases in Japan on November 12th and will launch in North America and Europe early next year.
Update: A couple new images from Bandai Namco UK.