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''Project X Zone'' (pronounced ''Project Cross Zone'') is a TurnBasedStrategy {{Crossover}} game for the Nintendo3DS console, featuring characters from the companies {{Capcom}}, NamcoBandai and {{Sega}} and co-developed by Creator/MonolithSoft and Banpresto. It's a SpiritualSuccessor (and an outright sequel, plot-wise) to ''Videogame/NamcoXCapcom''.

The fighting engine seems to be closer to the ''EndlessFrontier'' games. Most characters are either paired off into units of two, or solo characters who can be attached to each unit.

The opening is animated by [[Creator/StudioTrigger Studio Trigger]], formed from former {{Gainax}} employees, who would later go on to make ''Anime/KillLaKill''.

The game has since been released in North America, Europe and Australia. [[http://www.destructoid.com/project-x-zone-getting-localized-coming-to-north-america-242789.phtml However, the voice acting is still in Japanese]].

Before the release, it was in different demos that show all three sides of the spectrum. The complete game was released in stores and the eShop June 25th, 2013.

No relation to another Film/ProjectX or [[VideoGame/SonicAdvanceTrilogy X Zone]].

!Playable Characters
Note: The asterisk marks characters who [[spoiler: are initially Rival units]].
!!Capcom
* ''VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}}'': [[RoyalBrat Princess Devilotte de Deathsatan IX]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'': [[VampiresAreSexGods Demitri Maximoff]], [[ChineseVampire Hsien-Ko]] ([[DubNameChange Lei Lei]]) and [[HornyDevils Morrigan Aensland]]
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'': [[IntrepidReporter Frank West]]
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'': [[HalfHumanHybrid Dante]] and [[BadassBiker Lady]]
* ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'': [[KnightInShiningArmor Arthur]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'': [[TeenGenius Tron Bonne]], [[MascotMook Servbots]] ([[DubNameChange Kobun]])
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'': [[TechnicalPacifist X]] and [[HunterOfHisOwnKind Zero]]
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'': [[KnightInSourArmor Chris Redfield]] and [[MasterOfUnlocking Jill Valentine]]
* ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'': [[HotBlooded Batsu Ichimonji]]
* ''Franchise/StreetFighter'': [[WalkingTheEarth Ryu]], [[TheRival Ken Masters]] and [[ShesGotLegs Chun-Li]]

!!Namco Bandai
* ''EndlessFrontier'': [[LoveableSexManiac Haken Browning]] and [[HeirToTheDojo Kaguya Nanbu]].
* ''[[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games .hack]]'': [[ChronicHeroSyndrome Kite]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Black Rose]]
* ''GodsEaterBurst'': [[GatlingGood Alisa]], [[IneffectualLoner Soma]] and [[TheMentor Lindow]]
* ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'': [[AcheyScars Reiji Arisu]] and [[{{Kitsune}} Xiaomu]]
* ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha[=/=][[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Original Generation]]'': [[BadAss Sanger Zonvolt]][[note]][[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Begins as a Solo Unit, then becomes a Rival Unit, then becomes a Solo again.]][[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': [[HeroWithBadPublicity Yuri Lowell]], [[TheHeart Estelle]] and [[ThePaladin Flynn Scifo]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': [[TragicHero Jin Kazama]], [[GenkiGirl Ling Xiaoyu]] and [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots Alisa Bosconovitch]]*
* ''Valkyrie no Bōken '': [[{{Valkyries}} Valkyrie]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': [[RobotGirl KOS-MOS]] and [[DarkActionGirl T-elos]]*
* ''Anime/{{Yumeria}}'': [[KidDetective Neneko]] & [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong Neito]]

!!Sega
* ''Dynamite Cop'' (a.k.a. ''[[Film/DieHard Die Hard]] [[DolledUpInstallment Arcade]]''): [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Bruno Dillinger]]
* ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'': [[BloodKnight Bahn]]
* ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'': [[MoodSwinger Zephyr]], [[MysteriousWaif Leanne]] and [[HitmanWithAHeart Vashyron]]
* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'': [[LadyOfWar Sakura Shinguuji]], [[HonorBeforeReason Ichirou Oogami]], [[BadassAdorable Erica Fontaine]] and [[CountryMouse Gemini Sunrise]]
* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce EXA'': [[IdiotHero Touma]] and [[SugarAndIcePersonality Cyrille]]
* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'': [[HotScoop Ulala]]
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII'': [[ColonelBadass Kurt Irving]], [[SoleSurvivor Riela Marceris]] and [[BadassNormal Imca]]
* ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'': [[AnimeChineseGirl Pai Chan]] and [[ToBeAMaster Akira Yuki]]
* ''VideoGame/ZombieRevenge'': [[BadassInANiceSuit Rikiya Busujima]]

!![[OriginalGeneration Original Characters]]
* [[SuperCop Kogoro Tenzai]] and [[MoreDakka Mii Kouryuuji]]

!Mooks and Rival Characters
Note: The asterisk marks characters who [[spoiler:later join as Solo Units or just plain join with you]].
!!Capcom
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'': [[MusicalAssassin Lord Raptor]] ([[DubNameChange Zabel Zarock]]), [[BeePeople Q-Bee]], [[DarkMessiah Jedah Dohma]]
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'': [[SinisterScythe Hell Pride]], [[ActionBomb Hell Wrath]], [[PerversePuppet Marionette]] ([[SinisterScythe purple]] and [[MoreDakka green]]), [[KnifeNut Bloody Mari]], [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Sin Scissors]]
* ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'': [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Red Arremer Tribe]] ([[WingedHumanoid normal Red]], [[PowerUpFullColorChange White]], [[RankInflation Ace, King]]), [[LosingYourHead Shielder]], [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Zombie (blue, red, and purple)]], [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils Astaroth]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaManLegends'': [[CyberCyclops Sharukurusu (green and red)]], [[TheGoomba Horokko (normal and red)]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX'': [[MiniMecha Ride Armor (red and green)]], [[ShockAndAwe Gunbolt]], [[MascotMook Mettaur C-15 and D2]], [[SociopathicSoldier Vile]] ([[DubNameChange VAVA]])
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'': [[LampreyMouth Ooze]], [[EliteMook Hunter]] α, [[ImplacableMan Nemesis T-Type]], [[SuperSoldier Tyrant T-002, Super Tyrant]]
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'': [[AxCrazy Juri Han]]*, [[AllYourPowersCombined Seth]]
!!Namco Bandai
* ''Franchise/DotHack'': [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Goblin, Stehoney]], [[LivingStatue (Fiend/Statue/Sphinx) Menhir]], [[LosingYourHead Headhunter]], [[AGlitchInTheMatrix He[dhu&__er]], [[LevelDrain Skeith/Skeith Zero]]
* ''GodsEaterBurst'': (GeneticAdaptation Fallen) [[BewareMyStingerTail Ogretail]]/[[KillerGorilla Kongou]]/[[MixAndMatchCritters Zygote]]/[[StationaryBoss Cocoon Maiden]], [[PantheraAwesome Vajra]]
* ''EndlessFrontier'': [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Emerald/Blackflame Dragon]], [[MechaMooks Defense Droid]] α & γ, [[WolverineClaws Book of Judgement/the Dead, Necron & Omicon]], [[DegradedBoss Byakuya X]], [[MiniMecha Phantom]]*[[note]][[DemotedToExtra Joins as part of Haken and Kaguya's Multi Attack]][[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'': [[{{Yokai}} Kamaitachi, Tengu]], [[CloningBlues Katana, Akatana]], [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Dokugozu, Dokumezu]], [[EvilIsSexy Saya]]*
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'': [[NoodlePeople Gentleman]], [[CastingAShadow Hysteric Purple]], [[{{Golem}} Hammer Golem]], [[WolfTropes Gattuso]], [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial Outbreaker/Daybreaker/Nightbreaker]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'': [[BadassGrandpa Heihachi Mishima]]*[[note]][[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Is initially a Solo Unit.]][[/note]]
* ''Valkyrie no Bōken/Adventure of Valkyrie '': [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Sizath (Normal, Blue, and Black)]], [[ExpressiveMask Chaox (Normal and Blue)]], [[MechaMooks Robodian (Normal, Black, and Gold)]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'': [[TheHeartless Armaros, Bugbear, Goblin, Glare, Expression]]
* ''Anime/{{Yumeria}}'': [[SinisterGeometry Feydoom (Blue and Gold Orb types, Red and Green Column types)]]
!!Sega
* ''Dynamite Cop'': [[BladeOnAStick Old Bermuda Gang]], [[MoreDakka High Bermuda Gang]]
* ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate'': [[ChestMonster Treasure/Gold Mimic]], [[FatBastard Dwellest (Dolled-Up, Bazooka, Safety)]], (Vibrant) [[MuckMonster Tar Man]], [[MurderousMannequin Blood Doll (Chainsaw/Omega/Flame)]]
* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'': [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Kouma Kagizume/Sandan/Ekisha]], [[MiniMecha Blanche/Jaune/Orange II]], [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Aya-me]], [[HairRaisingHare Ciseaux]]
* ''VideoGame/ShiningForce EXA'': (Large) [[FullBoarAction Boar]], (Master) [[SnakePeople Medusa]], [[HornyDevils Succubus, Dark Stalker/Serpent]], [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Riemsianne la Vaes]]
* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'': [[DanceBattler Coco*Tapioca]], [[MascotMook Morolians (Purple, Yellow, and Blue)]]
* ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'': [[DarkActionGirl Selvaria Bles]]
* ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'': ([[LivingStatue Statue]]) [[DittoFighter V-Dural]]
* ''VideoGame/ZombieRevenge'': [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Ebitan/Hedrin]]
!![[OriginalGeneration Original Characters]]
* [[LeanAndMean Eins Belanos]], [[BlowYouAway Due]] [[MsFanservice Flabellum]] and [[FatBastard Drei Belanos]]
* [[KillerGorilla Oros Primus]]/[[ChromeChampion Zilva]], [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Oros Serpus]]/[[GoldenSuperMode Golt]], [[BigBadassBirdOfPrey Oros Avius]]/[[RealMenWearPink Rosa]]
* [[spoiler: [[BigBad Meden]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Traore]]]]

!Minor Characters
!! Capcom
* ''VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}}'': [[HumongousMecha Blodia BX-02]]
* ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'': [[TheGwenStacy Iris]]
* ''VideoGame/TechRomancer'': [[HumongousMecha G. Kaiser]]
* ''Side Arms: Hyper Dyne'': [[TransformingMecha Mobilsuit]] α, [[TransformingMecha Mobilsuit]] β.
!!Namco Bandai
* ''Franchise/DotHack'': [[DeusEstMachina Aura]]
!!Sega
* ''VideoGame/AlienStorm'': [[RobotBuddy Scooter]]
* ''VideoGame/FantasyZone'': [[SapientShip Opa-Opa]]
* ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier'': [[NoNameGiven Space Harrier]]
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!! This game provides examples of:
* {{Acrofatic}}: Drei's pretty limb for a big guy. As in ''doing a WallJump in thin air.''
* AlasPoorVillain: During a villain's final defeat they have a speech before dying, sometimes causing this reaction to the party. [[spoiler: Aya-me and Vile]] are notable examples.
* AnimeThemeSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwQgOPENu0U Wing Wanderer]]."
** Only in the Japanese version, though. The international release replaces the song with a generic bgm that only vaguely resembles it.
* AlreadyMetEveryone: Quite a few characters know each other already, even if they're not from the same canon. Most of these cases are [[ContinuityNod characters that met in]] ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', [[CapcomVSWhatever Marvel VS Capcom, or Street Fighter X Tekken]], but you have a few that seem to know each other by reputation, such as Chris and Frank, KOS-MOS and X and Devilotte and Ulala.
** This is because the game sets up numerous verses and realms where people actually know each other. All of the regular fighters and people [[note]]''VideoGame/StreetFighter'', ''VideoGame/Tekken'', ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'', ''VideoGame/FightingVipers'', ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', Frank West, Rikiya and Bruno[[/note]] all hail from the same Earth, whereas the games with demons [[note]]Darkstalkers, Ghouls and Ghosts, and Devil May Cry[[/note]] all associate with the same Makai realm, and Valkyrie belongs to the heaven above the Makai Realm. Additionally, the more futuristic franchises[[note]]''X'', ''Legends'', ''Cyberbots'', ''Xenosaga'' and ''SpaceChannel5'' [[/note]] come from different points of the fighters' Earth's future.
*** And some franchises are even set in different worlds altogether (such as ''TalesOfVesperia'' and ''ShiningForceEXA'') or alternative past/future periods of the fighters' Earth...such as ''SakuraWars''.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: In the mission where he first appears as a boss, [[spoiler:Seth]] will arbitrarily never target your newest unit with his special or MAP attacks, and against all expectations that unit being KOed isn't a losing condition. This all seems to be because said unit appears way out in the boonies of the map and the rest of the team has to go through two bosses and a full compliment of mooks before they can provide backup.
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Averted. Unless the party has been split up for plot reasons (and even then, they're usually split across several different dimensions) everbody in the party participates in every battle.
* ArmedLegs: Both the OriginalGeneration heroes have a pair each. Kogoro has wire-blades, while Mii has guns.
* ArmorIsUseless: [[spoiler: Subverted to hell and back with Arthur.]]
* [[spoiler:ArtifactOfDoom]]:[[spoiler:if Oros Phlox really does act as the "will of the stone" then the Portalstone is this in a way.]]
* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Naturally, since we have the likes of [[VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate Vashyron, Zephyr, Leanne,]] and [[Franchise/DevilMayCry Dante]] on the roster, but the medal has to go to [[VideoGame/SakuraWars Erica Fontaine]], who has one atack where she grabs her gun, trips, then shields her face while proceeding to spray-and-pray ''directly at her partner''. Thank goodness for FriendlyFireproof.
* ArtShift: For most characters, this is the first (possibly only) time the have been rendered in Sprite form.
* AscendedMeme: Vashyron's infamous dance and [[spoiler: Zero's equally infamous line from X4]]
** Jill also manages to stop Chris in mid-sentence before he could mention a certain kind of sandwich.
* AssistCharacter: Solo Units function as this. Another nearby Pair Unit not in play can be this too, to the active pair. Devilotte, Ulala and Tron even bring up their own assists.
* AssKicksYou: Valkyrie's final support attack has her land on her butt ''when she's gigantic.'' Reiji & Xiaomu's Block-breaking movie has Xiaomu using her butt to breaking an enemy's shield, notably on higher-leveled enemies and sub-bosses[=/=]bosses.
* AwesomeButImpractical: [[NoSell No selling]] attacks. Sure you nullify the attack of the opponent but it costs a whopping ''60 point cross gauge'' just to use it. And if an enemy knows a LimitBreak (which are usually the bosses of the game), you don't even get to choose to either defend, counter attack, or NoSell it.
** Certain units and equipment increase XP gain rate, making it more affordable than believed. Also, the bosses will always counter with a LimitBreak if their gauge is at 100%+ following a Normal Attack, making their pattern fairly predictable.
* BackFromTheDead: Out of the ones who died in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', only [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Astaroth]][[note]][[spoiler: [[RecurringBoss and two of them too!]]]][[/note]], and [[YouShouldKnowThisAlready Saya]] are the ones who came back. (Saya was already revived in ''Endless Frontier'', and Astaroth keeps coming back in his own canon anyway.)
** BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: Iris. From the sound of it, at least Zero gets some closure.]]
* BackgroundMusicOverride: The entire [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi6BlxUycK8 Gain Ground stage and Operation Crackdown.]] [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Trombe]] now has a rival.
** Scratch that! Even "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3LbWcfJTio Rocks]]" does it too!
** [[spoiler: "Wing Wanderer (Orchestral Version)" when fighting the FinalBoss. And then "Mysterious Project" plays later.]]
** In a NewGamePlus, you can ''manually'' select which music you want to use for the entire stage as you please. Hell, if you set it at random, even ''{{Mooks}}'' get a particular random bgm and they usually do not get one. Pick a music (which there are ''seventy-five'' to choose from, or just choose Random) and go wild.
* {{Badass}}: All characters , both heroes and villains are this.
* BadassArmfold: A few characters indulge in this.
* BadAssArmy: Just take one look again at all the characters confirmed for this game, and see if you can find someone who ''isn't'' capable of kicking ass in a fight.
* BagOfSharing: Even if say, a part of the party is at one world, somehow the other party members can still access the same items that the others had ''in a different world''. Very egregious after finishing the stage when you get [[ValkyriaChroniclesIII Kurt, Riela]] and Valkyrie.
* BattleCouple: Let's see, [[EndlessFrontier Haken and Kaguya]], [[NamcoXCapcom Reiji and Xiaomu]], [[SakuraWars Oogami and Sakura]], [[ShiningForce Touma and Cyrille]], do we really need to go on?
* TheBattleDidntCount: Like ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', bosses tend to retreat when defeated until the final chapters of the game, where you defeat them for good.
* {{BFS}}: Many characters, ranging from the GodEater guys, to Black Rose... to Sanger (who brings a human-sized Zankantou around).
* BeachEpisode: Look at the Breaking the Fourth Wall entry below.
* BehindTheBlack: The game just loves to have treasure chests and item-holding breakables hidden behind pieces of the level geography. Fortunately, the full 3D levels slide around with proper perspective, and you can wiggle the camera a bit from its default isometric viewpoint, so it's not too hard to explore.
* BetterThanABareBulb: The script takes advantage of having characters from various Earth-like yet contradictory worlds to mercilessly lampshade everything it can about every franchise that make an appearance.
* BigBad: While Due is [[DragonInChief the main antagonist]] [[TheHeavy for most of the game]], [[spoiler: the [[BiggerBad true]] [[TheManBehindTheMan villain]] is Meden Traore.]]
* BigGood: [[Franchise/DotHack Aura]] is treated as such, particularly during the story arc that focuses on reuniting her fragments. Mii Koryuji also shares this role as well.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Not so much in that the translation's bad, but that there are a few inaccuracies and a lot of typos, mostly in the text-heavy Database. For example, on the soundtrack CD, "Flutter Vs The Gesellschaft" is listed under the Mega Man Dash series...which had already been localized over a decade ago as ''Legends''.
* BloodierAndGorier: In ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', you hardly see blood except from [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Armor King's mouth.]] In this game? Blood sprays are visible in multiple attacks, whether it involves stabbing the enemy in an exaggerated manner or slamming them onto something sharp.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: ''Everyone'' (including villains) does this.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: ''A lot of conversations'' in battle will be like this.
* BookEnds: The beginning of the game shows Mii exiting her house meeting up with Kogoro in the morning. [[spoiler: The ending shows that they both go inside the estate at sunset.]]
** The first prologue chapter is titled "The Wanderers". The final chapter is titled [[spoiler:The Wing Wanderers - though the significance of this is kinda lost in the localization]].
* BootStrappedTheme: Almost all returning characters from Namco X Capcom retain their themes.
** Also Kite & Blackrose end up with a song from... .hack//Link instead of the original quartet of games.
* BossRush: The penultimate and last stages comprise of this.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:[[ShiningForce Riemsianne]] uses her powers to do this on the [[SpaceChannel5 Morolians]]. And this isn't the first time for this to happen to these poor guys.]]
** The [[EndlessFrontier Gespenst Phantom]] definitely got hit with this trope considering it kept on following Haken throughout EXCEED.
* BreakMeter: Most enemies have shields on them, so players must take it out before players can start damaging them. Some characters have attacks that are better suited for breaking shields since they have powerful singular hits early on that do large amounts of damage to them, like Ryu's and Chun Li's moves that involve their Focus Attack from VideoGame/StreetFighterIV.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: During Chapter 33, some of the females start talking about how they want to have a race in the ship's pool and start discussing their different swimsuits. This prompts a line from Xiaomu;
-->'''Xiaomu''': Ah, we should have known this game would have had a swimsuit episode!
** At the end of Chapter 13, Path to Certain Victory plays as Saya prepares, prompting this retort from Xiaomu:
--> '''Xiaomu''': Hey! Don't go bringing your theme music in here!
** Ironically, Path to Certain Victory also plays during Reiji and Xiaomu's Special attack.
** Saya has an attack portrait cut-in where she says "Thanks for requesting me."
* BrickJoke: After [[spoiler: being shot out of the colossal revolver catapult in Paris]], in the opening of Chapter 35, Jin hopes Heihachi fell out and got bashed on the wall. Opening of the next one, Heihachi hopes the same thing happened to Jin.
* TheCameo: Ulala and Devilotte's assists, which use characters from games like Side Arms and Fantasy Zone, among others.
** The prologue to Stage 15 has the supercomputer from the old Sega game ''VideoGame/GainGround'' (in fact, Stage 15 is a big ShoutOut to the game), while Stage 17 includes statue versions of the enemies from ''Gain Ground'''s first boss stage.
* CallingYourAttacks
* CanonWelding: Done to believably awesome and sometimes hilarious effect.
** Also done InUniverse at one point, where the characters spend a little time spitballing about how they might come from difference points on the same timeline. This stops being funny for them real quick when they realize the setting of ''VideoGame/GodsEaterBurst'' puts TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt well within (and quite possibly at the endpoint of) many of their lifetimes.
* CastingGag: Bruno Delinger from ''Dynamite Cop/Deka'' is voiced by Ben Hiura, who is the actual Japanese voice actor for Creator/BruceWillis in the majority of his most recent movies. Since Bruno is a {{Expy}} of Bruce Willis and the American version of the first ''Dynamite Cop''/''Deka'' was named ''Die Hard Arcade'', this is quite fitting.
** Also overlaps with TheOtherDarrin in a meta-example, since Ben Hiura replaces the late Creator/NachiNozawa as the Japanese voice of Willis.
* CasualDangerDialog: Lots, considering there's dialog snippets before and after most battles, every unit has several possible lines, every pair has a few exchanges they can make, and [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything every pair unit/solo unit combo has at least two unique exchanges]]. [[BattleCouple Haken and Kaguya]] are probably the best example, speaking so casually that without context it's hard to tell if they're talking about [[DoubleEntendre fighting or foreplay]].
* ChainsawGood: [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank West]] uses Adam The Clown's pair in his attacks, alongisde [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Hsien-ko's]]. [[{{Tekken}} Alisa]], too. There's also the [[VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate Blood Doll]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chainsaw]]
* ChekhovsBoomerang: [[spoiler: The fountain at the Kouryuujii estate is a lot more important than just Chun-li and Morrigan popping out there. Or the fact that it's a dimension warp connecting to the [[VideoGame/DeadRising shopping mall]] or the ship]].
* CloningBlues: [[NamcoXCapcom Katana is back]] and apparently has another model called "Red Katana" who's practically GenkiGirl personified. Also some of them are infused in a giant robot similar to how Saya was infused within 99.
** Not to mention [[spoiler: the Rival Units in the last two stages; the penultimate stage has you fight multiples every [[HeelFaceTurn every Rival Unit that became a Solo Unit]] (yes, that includes Sanger), while the last stage has you fight every boss enemy.]]
* CombinationAttack: All Pair Units come with multiple ones. In fact, a ''normal attack'' is already one of these. This can culminate in a five-person assault with the attacking unit, their solo, and a neighboring unit all attacking at once.
* ContrivedCoincidence: Anytime [[EndlessFrontier Phantom]] appears as an enemy, [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger]] seems to be conveniently absent and thus doesn't know it exists. That is, [[spoiler: [[AutobotsRockOut until Stage 27]] aka the first stage where you have every single pair and solo unit]].
* CoolSword: Part of the opening shows some of the sword-wielders standing side to side with each other, [[SwordPointing pointing their varied swords at the screen.]]
* CounterAttack
* ContinuityNod: '''[[ContinuityNod/ProjectXZone Where do we start...?]]'''
* CosplayOtakuGirl: [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Xiaomu]] in her attack taken from ''[[EndlessFrontier EXCEED]]'' and this time, it's the attack that hits multiple enemies at once instead of [[GunsAkimbo Jyuu no Kata.]]
* CriticalHit: Just like in ''EndlessFrontier'' and ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', hitting enemies just before they hit the ground deals critical damage. It's even more important in this game because it gives out a lot more cross points to execute LimitBreak attacks more easily and also more experience boosts just like the [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Branch-Up multipliers.]]
* {{Crossover}}: ''[[MassiveMultiplayerCrossover A MASSIVE one]]''. [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri and Estelle]], [[SpaceChannel5 Ulala]], [[DevilMayCry Dante]], [[{{Tekken}} Jin and Xiaoyu]] and [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Chris and Jill]] are just some of the characters featured.
** And this doesn't just remain at playable characters. Areas such as [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Fetus of God]] and [[Franchise/DotHack The Hulle Granz Cathedral]] are featured as stages, while enemies appear to include the likes of [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Juri Han]], [[SpaceChannel5 Morolians]] and [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Red Arremer]].
** Thanks to [[NamcoXCapcom Reiji and Xiaomu]] joining in the fun, this game just hit with a [[UpToEleven critical mass.]]
* DemotedToExtra: Tron, Arthur and Valkyrie from their fully playable roles in Namco X Capcom to being just support characters.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Every possible pair and solo unit combination has an unique pre-battle conversation and at least 5 unique victory conversations, totalling up to 500 of them.
* DevelopmentGag: A Servbot is upset at Tron's rocket project to save her Mega Man being delayed, possibly referencing ''Legends 3'' (which would have at least partially involved building said rocket) getting cancelled.
* [[spoiler: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: When you defeat [[FinalBoss Meden.]] ''Especially'' if you land the final blow with a BadassNormal team, like Chris and Jill.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler: Arthur [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself]] in Operation Crackdown. As the next chapter starts, Sakura and Ogami mourn his death, but Arthur promptly returns, revealing that as long as he has his armor, he won't die, subverting ArmorIsUseless.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Seth]] gets one of these, even though he's clearly seen ''[[StuffBlowingUp exploding.]]''
* DoubleEntendre: When you have [[EndlessFrontier Haken]], [[DevilMayCry Dante]], and [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Morrigan]] all in one game, there's bound to be a few of these. You can also add [[ResonanceOfFate Vashyron.]]
* DynamicEntry: Reiji does it again with his signature '''[[MachineRobo "WAIT!"]]'''
** IHaveTheHighGround: Lampshaded by [[GenreSavvy Kogoro]].
* DualWielding: Lots of characters, but [[NamcoXCapcom Reiji]] takes it UpToEleven.
* DubNameChange: For (almost) everyone who's had one in their own canons, of course. Combining this with NoDubForYou causes some dissonance when your eyes see "Hsien-Ko" and your ears hear "Lei-Lei". The exception is Bruno, likely because the licensing fees to turn him into John [=McClane=] again would be far too much trouble; however, his canon's ''second'' game was released internationally with the original names intact, and the Database lists him as being from that game (''Dynamite Cop'') specifically, so they already had another excuse.
* ElementalPowers: Reiji and Xiaomu again.
** X and Zero's different weapons/techniques.
** As well as Cyrille's different spells, and (to a lesser extent) the ResonanceOfFate team's {{Trick Bomb}}s.
* {{Expy}}: Tenzai Kogoro is based off the Chinese mythological character Sun Wukong.
* EnemyMine: Dante teams up with Demitri, who by all means he should be [[DemonSlaying killing]].
** MythologyGag: This is not the first time Dante teams up with a possible target, a similar case happened in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' with Dante joining forces with Demi-Fiend by following the straight good path.
** And then in the same vein, we have Frank West, the zombie apocalypse survival expert, teaming up with Hsien-Ko, a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Jiang-Shi]]. Looks like this might become a pattern with the VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} cast.
*** May be another sort of MythologyGag going on: In ''NamcoXCapcom'' Hsien-Ko was paired up with [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Fong Ling]].
** And again, T-elos working with KOS-MOS despite their little issues. Much like ''[[EndlessFrontier Endless Frontier EXCEED]]''.
** [[spoiler:[[NamcoXCapcom With Saya]] here as a Solo Unit just like in EXCEED, all that FoeYay between her and Reiji just went UpToEleven.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Pair Saya with Chris and Jill and she tells the [=BSAA=] agents that Ouma never uses viruses or other bioweapons. [[ChaoticEvil Chris doesn't buy it since she's working for a known criminal syndicate and that she was heavily involved in the near destruction of reality.]]
** A more humorous example: When Due Flabellum teveals that she's been staying in the Koryuji mansion while Mii has been away, using her private bathroom and has even eaten the pudding in the fridge that she was saving, [[CardCarryingVillain Devilotte]] is horrified that anyone would do such a thing.
* ExiledFromContinuity: Bizarre subversion: According to the page for this trope, ''SakuraWars'' will never be in a ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' game. Yet in this game we have characters from both series. Either no one has noticed, or no one has complained. Perhaps this is due to the fact this isn't a crossover that focus on HumongousMecha team ups, but rather assorted characters from different games.
* [[spoiler: ExtremelyShortTimespan: Granted a lot of dimension hopping was involved but by the time you finish the game, it's only sunset at the Kouryuuji estate.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: The [[EndlessFrontier Phantom]] was a pretty steadfast partner for Haken in ''EXCEED'', since after the first third of the original game. [[spoiler: Of course, it doesn't stick and joins Haken and Kaguya in their MAP attack.]]
* {{Facepalm}}: Demitri does this occasionally.
* {{Fanservice}} Tropes: And we have the following:
** AbsoluteCleavage: Let's just say quite a few of them because listing them all would take a long time.
** BareYourMidriff: Ulala, Alisa, Juri and Saya.
** ClothingDamage: Arthur loses his armour and becomes clad in boxer shorts ala his game. Bruno also suffers from this as well as Devilotte and hers is a result of Blodia, the mecha of Jin (the hero protagonist from Cyberbots) [[CrowningMomentOfFunny punching through foes as well as her.]]
** FanservicePack: Some female characters have larger assets than in their original series. Hsien-Ko is a good example.
** FashionableAsymmetry: Mii wears a dress with one shoulder strap. A number of characters comment on it. What's particularly funny is that the strap has fallen off in a couple of her conversation poses, so whenever she talks for any length of time, the strap alternates on and off randomly.
** FullFrontalAssault: Seth and V-Dural are essentially naked.
** GagBoobs: How [[TalesOfVesperia Estelle]] reacts to [[EndlessFrontier Kaguya]]. [[ContinuityNod And not the first time either]], isn't that right [[TalesOfVesperia Jud]][[MsFanservice ith?]]
** {{Gainaxing}}: Very noticeable whenever female characters use their LimitBreak. Of course, this being Banpresto...
*** Also Morrigan in the intro. The animation for it ''was'' done by former {{Gainax}} employees.
** InnocentFanserviceGirl: Kaguya.
** JigglePhysics: Almost every female character who has a noticeable bust size.
** MaleGaze: A lot of the cut-ins for the female characters. KOS-MOS's is especially notable.
*** One screenshot shows Frank West taking a photo of Riela in Valkyria mode... [[http://cdn.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/20120817_1316827.jpg while aiming at her chest]]. Heck, Frank West taking photos of girls is pretty much a big lampshade to this trope.
*** During conversations, ''almost'' every female character has the BoobsAndButtPose as one of their mood art, playable and non-playable.
*** During her Solo assist Valkyrie in a voice-over encourages the other characters (and player?) not to look upward. [[note]]It's an AssKicksYou attack where she grows in size and sits on the enemy.[[/note]]
** TheCoatsAreOff: [[spoiler:[[http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/omoteuracom/imgs/6/f/6f8faa38.jpg Saya]]]] ends her support attack with [[{{Fanservice}} her jacket off.]]
*** Similar thing happens with some of Erica's attacks, in which she throws her nun outfit off, revealing a cute cat suit underneath.
** WalkingShirtlessScene: Jin, Bahn, and Seth count. Arthur in boxers also qualifies.
* FantasticFoxes[=/=]{{Kitsune}}: Xiaomu and Saya.
* FlashStep: Kogoro, the male protagonist, does this [[TeleportSpam a lot]] in his attacks.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Done by some of the villains, {{Played for laughs}} when [[OriginalGeneration Due and Mii]] are involved.
* FriendlyFireproof: Considering you have up to five people attacking all at once (Ulala amps it up ''more'') it's surprising that ''no one but the enemy'' gets hit with any form of attacks. Either it's this or everyone's just that really good at hitting their targets.
** Ulala is kind of FridgeBrilliance concerning this; she DOES come from a series where the gameplay involves you shooting at aliens and humans with specific buttons and timing.
* GagBoobs: Just like [[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier her native series]], a noticeable majority of the breast-related humor comes at Kaguya's expense. Taken UpToEleven in that the game establishes she's ''bigger than '''[[HornyDevils Morrigan]]'''''.
* GetBackHereBoss: [[DotHackR1Games Stehoney]]
* GenreSavvy: Chris and Jill skip entering the Curien Mansion because by this point they know ''exactly'' what happens when you enter a [[DeathTrap spooky looking mansion]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil in the middle of nowhere.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Despite the countless innuendo in the game, at one point Arthur promises to protect Alisa's "Maiden-head" with a completely striaght face, and despite a team with numerous perverts in its ranks, this goes completely unnoticed.
** Although this makes sense given [[spoiler: he was about to sacrifice his life to save the team. Not the best moment for perv jokes.]]
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile: Aya-me in Chapter 34.]]
** [[spoiler: however a clone does show up in the final stage's BossRush.]]
** [[spoiler: The members of Oros Phlox also get this before they return to the Portalstone]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Discounting [[CallingYourAttacks attack names]], we got:
** Dante and Lady seems to have picked quite a few of these.[[note]]Although technically, neither have ever been voiced in Japanese until [[Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries the anime]], so it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]].[[/note]]
** Of course, there's Haken who does this on a regular basis, as well as Ulala and Demitri with his usual "Let's play".
** [[SakuraWars Gemini]] also lapses into this, [[JustifiedTrope though she's from the U.S.]] As is Frank West.
* GratuitousFrench: Don't forget Erica's "Bonjour, Bonjour!"
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Applies mostly to [[OriginalGeneration Kogoro and Mii]].
* {{Hammerspace}}: Hsien-Ko with her sleeves, although the same could be applied to other units, like Kurt and Riela, Erica and Gemini, and Chris and Jill.
* HarmlessFreezing: Some of your units use ice powers and can actually freeze opponents. It doesn't last really long.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: [[SakuraWars Sakura and Ichiro]] have an attack that shows them [[ThePowerOfLove proclaiming their love]], causing a huge heart to send out a shockwave that '''kills enemies'''.
** This is also the essence of Ulala's [[MagicDance da]][[ThemeMusicPowerUp nc]][[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve ing]]. Though in battle, most of the attacks come from her "backups".
* HerdHittingAttack: The MAP attacks, usable for both the heroes and villains.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: As the game's opening shows, [[{{Tekken}} Heihachi]] and [[Franchise/StreetFighter Juri Han]] eventually join as Solo Units]]. Considering the former was already playable [[NamcoXCapcom on his first battle in the previous game]], it shouldn't be that surprising.
** Also not shown in the opening is [[spoiler:[[NamcoXCapcom Saya]]. This also [[EndlessFrontier shouldn't be very surprising.]]]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD: Zero after he sees Iris. You'll have to save him within turn 8 with [[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games Skeith]] and Vile in your way.]]
* HeroMustSurvive: There are a lot of stages where it is required for a particular unit to survive, else it's GameOver. Unlike in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' however, instead of just going back to the menu screen while keeping all the goodies you accumulated in battle, you are sent back to the title screen in this game so no, you can't exploit it.
** Bizarrely enough, this is subverted of all places [[spoiler: in the final stage when by all rights it should have been played straight (you need to get Kogoro and Mii right next to the barrier within 15 turns but you can actually get them ko'ed and still be able to continue).]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Arthur makes one at the end of Operation Crackdown. It doesn't stick and is resolved ''really quickly''. This is also part of the ContinuityNod because Arthur states that he can survive one attack as long as he's wearing his armor no matter how strong or weak it is, just like in his game.]]
* HotterAndSexier: Compared to ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''? Check.
* HumongousMecha: One is revealed in the opening. Oh, and the Gespenst known as Phantom is also Haken's rival in this game. And Blodia and G. Kaiser.
** [[SakuraWars Ciseaux]] has one modelled after a ''rabbit''.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Frank West and Bruno Dellinger.
* IncrediblyLamePun: Pairing Valkyrie with Gemini and Erica results in one of these
--> '''Erica''': Oh, Valkyrie. May God bless you
--> '''[[PhysicalGod Valkyrie]]''':I do come from the heavens, but...
--> '''Gemini''':Yeah, and you're ''heaven'' a great time! Hehehee!
* InsistentTerminology: Hsien-Ko insists on the term "[[ChineseVampire jiang shi]]", taking offense when Bruno calls her a "monster" at their first meeting, and then being called a "zombie" by Chris and Jill.
** MythologyGag: She also took offense in MarvelVsCapcom3 to being called a zombie by these two.
** Soma insists that it's "God Eaters", not "Gods Eaters", in reference to how the localization of the game he came from changed all references of God Eater(s) to Gods Eater.
* InterfaceSpoiler: Gels make their appearance in the item list much, much earlier than any actual '''characters''' representing the ''Tales of'' series. Y'know, if you didn't watch the opening or look at the box.
* IronicEcho: In Chapter 35, Jin hopes that Heihachi died by being bashed against the side of the wall of [[spoiler:the Tower of Tarqaron]]; Chun-li tells him it'd take more than that to kill Heihachi. Fast forward to the next chapter, and this conversation ensues:
--> '''Heihachi''': Hmph. I hope Jin fell out and bashed up against the wall, personally.
--> '''Akira''': If I had to guess, it'd take more than that to kill Jin.
* {{Irony}}: Hsien-Ko partnered with Frank West.
** Ditto with Dante and Demitri. This is CastingGag-related. Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa and Creator/NobuyukiHiyama were best buds, and they're the VAs of Dante and Demitri respectively.
** Kite's Zankou Enkon which he uses in his and Blackrose's last attack, is originally from Tri-Edge in G.U, but became his Cross Rengeki in LINK.
** Yuri states that [[spoiler:Vile]] pursuing X to [[spoiler:the Tower of Tarqaron]] is this as a man he once knew died pursuing him to same place.
*** which doubles as ContinuityNod as he is refering to [[spoiler:Zagi.]] and Yuri still wants nothing to do with him.
*** [[spoiler:the icing on the cake is that Vile dies in the Tower of Tarqaron.]]
* JustifiedTutorial: All five prologues serve as the tutorial to the game (Prologue 1 being basics, Prologue 2 being attacking with another Pair Unit, Prologue 3 being attacking with a solo unit, Prologue 4 being a mix and match of 2 and 3, and 5 teases us with MAP attacks).
* KamehameHadoken: Besides [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu and Ken]], X gets this as a LimitBreak, as a ShoutOut to the EasterEgg in ''VideoGame/MegaManX1''.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Played straight with everybody else who uses a katana, but not for [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Sanger]] when he shows his katana to [[EndlessFrontier Haken and Kaguya]]. So Kaguya powers it up to his original [[{{BFS}} Reishiki Zankantou.]]
* KissOfDeath: [[spoiler:More like a kiss of brainwashing but this is how Riemsianne controls the Morolians but special mention goes to Coco Tapioca who as Kurt points out is a '''robot''' but is discussed and PlayedForLaughs in chapter 33.]] She described it as a novel experience... [[AnythingThatMoves yeah]].
** This revelation causes Alisa (God eater) to [[{{Squick}} get grossed out.]]
* LampshadeHanging: Done mercilessly by the most of the main cast both heroes and villains.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: It's a crossover game, so this was bound to happen.
* {{Leaning On the Fourth Wall}}: This battle quote from Kite "Grinding for experience is a key part of any game."
** Although granted, Kite is a middle schooler playing an MMORPG so for him it's a perfectly normal statement.
** And ironically, due to the way the game is set up, grinding is impossible.[labelnote:*]Well, sort of. You can go out of your way to beat as many enemies as possible before completing your mission objective, but most chapters end with "defeat all enemy units" anyway.
** A pre-fight quote from Erica: "I think this is the time the announcer usually yells 'Fight'." Then cue the announcer: "Get readyyyy... fight!"
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Yuri and Estelle end up fighting Sanger when they first encounter him.
* LimitBreak: All Pair Units have two: a single target version used during a battle called a Special Attack, and a Multi Attack used on the map.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Monolith says that there will be around ''200'' named characters, though not all of them will be playable.
** There are a total of twenty Pair and twenty Solo Units - 60 characters at a minimum. If you count [[SplitPersonality Neito]], Tron's Servbots, and the eight [[AssistCharacter assist-only characters]][[note]]three for Ulala, four for Devilotte, and [[spoiler: Phantom for Haken and Kaguya's Multi Attack]][[/note]] the total comes to 70 characters the player can use. Add the 22 Rival Units (the ones that don't make a HeelFaceTurn) and Iris and Aura, and we got 94.
* MacGuffin: The Portalstone, which [[BigBadEnsamble Oros Phlox]] steals for some reason. [[spoiler: It's revealed that Oros Phlox are themselves the stone, or more specifically, it's will manifest, and are trying to unite all the worlds]].
* MechaMooks: Stage 27 has your characters fight an assortment of robots and mechas from the different games.
* MiniMecha: Quite a few appear as Mooks/Rivals, such as Armor Soldier, Phantom and Prelude. Vile also brings his Ride Armor along in some of the fights against him.
** It should be noted that, like Phantom, the [[VideoGame/TechRomancer G. Kaiser]] that appears in Devilotte's attack is a smaller version of the original.
* [[CutSong Missing Song]]: Due to licensing issues, Wing Wanderer is replaced with an instrumental song in the game's opening. Same deal with [[VideoGame/GodsEaterBurst Over The Clouds]], [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Ring A Bell]] and [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII Moshimo Kimi ga Negau no nara]]. Licensing ''really'' sucks doesn't it.
* MistakenIdentity: Tron at first believes X is Volnutt when they meet.
* MoreDakka: Chris, X, KOS-MOS, Ulala, Kurt...really, anyone who has some kind of gun or laser falls under this. It's even lampshaded in the opening where everyone who has a gun open fires at something.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: When investigating the Bermuda cruise ship, Chris and Jill comment that it's infested with nothing but zombies. Hsien-Ko responds with a self-inflicted version of this trope:
-->'''Hsien-Ko:''' ''Hey, there are humans here, too! And me, I guess.''
* MythologyGag: The shot of [[SakuraWars Sakura]] during the opening of the anime is the same shot used in this game. [[http://i47.tinypic.com/4zztee.jpg Observe.]]
** Why does [[VideoGame/FightingVipers Bahn]] know [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Akira and Pai]]? Because their series crossed over in ''VideoGame/FightersMegamix''! [[note]]This is a MythologyGag because ''Megamix'' was a non-canon crossover.[[/note]]
** Remember that ''VideoGame/CapcomFightingEvolution'' game and that Jedah's ending faces him off against Dante? It's happening in this game.
** [[spoiler:Sanger's HeelFaceRevolvingDoor stitch is very much the same thing he did in the first SRW OG. Extra points for the fact that during his time as Rival Character, he never used his Daizengar inspired move. Instead, he used Thrudgelmir's move, just like ''Alpha Gaiden''.]]
** Kite's Sansou Enkon which he uses in his and Blackrose's last attack, is originally from Tri-Edge in G.U, but became his Cross Rengeki in LINK.
** Ulala's guns were never named in ''SpaceChannel5'', but here they're called Tension Blaster. Think Banpresto and SEGA made the name up especially for this game? Not so, because this is the name for Ulala's guns from ''PhantasyStarOnline'' where one half of them appears as a [[http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c386/karryfordgt/compressor.jpg rare weapon the player can use]].
* NeverTrustATrailer: One of the promotional videos shows [[{{Tekken}} Alisa assisting Jin and Xiaoyu against Heihachi]]. [[spoiler: In fact, Heihachi joins before Alisa does - and while a later stage does include a copy of Heihachi as an enemy character, it is not the stage seen in the trailer.]]
* NewGamePlus: Features a harder difficulty and a slower EXP gain, but you also get to keep items you have on your previous playthrough and find new ones that're even stronger than the ones you got earlier. It should be mentioned that the slower EXP gain balances out the fact that enemies have higher levels in hard mode.
* NintendoHard: Let's just say in certain stages, there can be five bosses and fifty enemies on a map at once, with shields.
** In fact, most normal enemies can be defeated in one turn of attacking (without using a LimitBreak), especially if the attacking character can access a Solo Unit and a Support Unit. Most stages also let you use every unit you have at the moment, which means you can end up controlling a lot of characters. So how does the game balance this? By throwing hordes of enemies at you.
* NoDubForYou: At least they fixed the problem with ''VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'' that had no subtitles of any kind for the numerous things every character said in battle, although they still don't subtitle any of the normal attack quotes or use them during any part of the {{Limit Break}}s that doesn't involve a {{Cut-In}}: this is probably most obvious during Sakura's and Ichirou's Special Attack where they skip over the lenghty speech entirely...and subtitle the yell which has no alternate versions that would need it. To rub it in even further, one of Heihachi's attacks without a {{Cut-In}} has subtitles in the bottom but it's the only such attack in the entire game.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The ability to have five characters all attack enemies at once (by having a Pair Unit call another Pair Unit to help them attack, and then calling a Solo Unit who can be applied to the intial Pair Unit to also perform their own attack) makes some attacks become essentially this. [[OhCrap You know you're screwed]] when [[http://s.pro-gmedia.com/videogamer/media/images/3ds/project_x_zone/screens/project_x_zone_35.jpg X, Zero, KOS-MOS, T-ELOS and Ulala]] are all taking you on at once.
** And some of those solos are assisted by characters from other games...like the aforementioned Ulala.
* [[NonstandardCharacterDesign Nonstandard Attack Design]]: Unlike everything else in the game, which uses traditional if very detailed spritework, the effects for the GodsEaterBurst characters using thier Consume attack is animated frame-by-frame, making it look noticeably more fluid and very out of place.
* NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou: Done in Chapter 37 when Ichiro believes he's responsible for part of his group plummeting to their deaths, only he forgot (or failed to realize) that all of them could fly/hover/maneuver in the air in some way. It's Estelle and Neneko who play the trope straight during this event.
* ObviousRulePatch: To discourage making units into an [[OneManArmy One Unit Army]], if a character has a skill that can [[ExperienceBooster increase the experience rate]] by 20% and equips an item that also increases the experience rate by 20%, then the skill is not usable in the skill list. So much for getting 40% EXP rate per fight.
** This applies to all skills, in that no ability can be stacked. If a unit already has boosted movement from an ally, they can't cast it on themselves, for instance.
* PostScriptSeason: The majority of the characters comes from a time after the completion of their respective game(s), along with all their character development.
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: This is what happens when you take some of the more realistic characters (Chris, Jill, Frank, Xiaoyu, Akira) and have them fight against/alongside some of the more fantasy based characters (Demitri, Ulala, Sanger, KOS-MOS).
* PowerTrio: The units are set up this way (a pair unit and a solo unit). Some combinations are already partners to each other from their source games ([[TalesOfVesperia Yuri, Estelle and Flynn]], [[ResonanceOfFate Zephyr, Leanne and Vashyron]] to name a few).
** Interestingly, when Alisa and Soma from ''GodsEaterBurst'' are introduced, they come with Vashyron from ''VideoGame/ResonanceOfFate''. When we meet up with Vashyron's partners, Zephyr and Leanne, they're with Alisa and Soma's leader, Lindow.
** OddCouple: The game sometimes forces the player to choose odd pairings, such as Ryu, Ken and...Neneko.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: On one hand, you have a ninja detective, some high school students, government agents, reporters, military personnel, and devils. And on the other hand, you also have [[BloodKnight Blood Knights]], AxCrazy people, werefoxes, robots, [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]], and a goddess. While the ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' crew have worked together in the past, it's still a miracle that these guys could work together, especially with the battle system.
* RandomDrop: This is a bit more important because this game does not have an Item Shop where you can just splurge your money. In fact, enemies ''don't even drop money at all'', making you choose whether to heal allies using the Cross Point Gauge or use your limited items (and the cap is at 20 too) to heal them or increase the shared gauge.
* RandomEventsPlot: Even discounting [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent the prologue chapters]], much of the game is spent constantly jumping from scenario to scenario with little bridging. [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in that the entire party is aware things aren't making any sense, quickly get frustrated with their lack of headway and make a point of collecting all the StoryBreadcrumbs they can from each new party member and location.
* RatedMForManly: A WorldOfBadass and a WorldOfSnark, featuring a high school cheerleader and a ninja detective as the protagonists.
* RecurringBoss: Pretty much all the Rival Units who don't pull a HeelFaceTurn.
** Even the ones that do have to be fought several times.
* RedemptionDemotion: Very egregious with characters that pull off a HeelFaceTurn; not only do they not have that humongous HP that they had, but also they don't get to keep the barriers that they once had while they were fighting you.
* RedHeadedHeroine: Mii Kouryuuji
* RescueArc: A set of missions where the player has to rescue Aura by bringing a specific character to her.
** Some missions also require you to reach a solo character who for some reason cannot move from where they're at. Fortunately they'll never get targeted by enemies, making it easier for the players.
* RewardingVandalism: If you can destroy anything on the map, then go for it because most of the time, it will have items in it and it won't cost you your turn. [[SchmuckBait Of course, a few times there will be enemies in there as well.]]
* RuleOfCool: Chris and Jill, two characters hailing from a quasi-realistic setting, having flashy auras following their physical attacks.
* RunningGag: Since you have a character voiced by Creator/KikukoInoue, this line shouldn't be too much of a surprise:
-->'''Valkyrie:''' [[http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll253/SleepingPsycho/2012-10-08084836.jpg Please, call me "Seventeen."]]
** Frank West taking pictures of all the {{Stripperific}} females. A variation happens when he photographs Riela in Valkyria mode - the picture's category is "Drama" instead of "Erotic".
** [[http://www.nicozon.net/watch/sm19116257 Vashyron's dance in action.]]
** Tron and the Servbots seem to be terrified of the [[SpaceChannel5 Morolians]] whenever they show up. Could be a nod towards how they are both [[MascotMook Mascot Mooks]] for their respective games.
** Drei's faulty knees,
** [[{{Tekken}} Alisa]] taking off her head.
** [[{{Xenosaga}} T-elos's]] [[SeriousBusiness rivalry]] with KOS-MOS. As well as the latter being the ComicallySerious.
** [[GhostsNGoblins Arthur]] [[NakedPeopleAreFunny without his armor on]].
* SchmuckBait: [[spoiler: The Portalstone, believe it or not. The schmucks in question were Mii's ancestors, who were messing with it just to see what would happen. Kogoro's ancestors had to stop them before anything bad happened...like all this crap, for example.]]
* SeenItAll: Especially people who were in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''. Especially since they've also experienced going to [[VideoGame/SoulEdge Feudal Japan]], [[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins Hell]], [[VideoGame/{{Strider}} space]], and everything else that they're just used to it already. Lampshaded by both [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII Kurt and Riela]] who are surprised that the party members' reaction to Riela going [[SuperMode Valkyria]] was just "meh". When Chris mentions how he's been sizing things up too much to freak out in the first place, Jill theorizes that they've already seen a lot.
** [[VideoGame/EndlessFrontier Haken and Kaguya]] take a close second in the ambivalence stakes, coming from a world that's already known for inter-dimensional portals. Haken's reaction to a Cross Gate spitting him out in Tokyo next to a pitched battle is basically "Huh. Bugger. Hey, if the people I recognize get a moment, can I have a hand with the rogue MiniMecha?"
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Xiaomu kicks it up a notch, just when you didn't think that was possible for her. Everyone seems to be okay with it, since after all, she's having fun.
** If you put Imca with KOS-MOS and T-elos, she'll express this opinion of them for their outfits and their shirt-ripping special attack. KOS-MOS says to take it up with their creators. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall Wait a sec, which set of creators?]]
* ShoutOut: [[ShoutOut/ProjectXZone Has its own growing page]]. Please contribute!
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: From ''Endless Frontier'' comes the two clawed ladies, "Necron" & "Omicon", or {{Necronomicon}}. One of their {{Palette Swap}}s continues with the book-themed naming as she's named after the Egyptian "Book of the Dead".
* ShownTheirWork: Most of the combos used by the various fighter characters are taken from their respective games and work more or less like they do in them; for example, both parts of Ryu's and Ken's super can be performed separately in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV''.
** Goes into overdrive when it comes to tidbits in {{Darkstalkers}}, including mentioning Emperor Ozomu and that Demitri's PowerAura lets him operate in the sunlight. These are things that are canon and discussed in sourcebooks, but never mentioned once in the games themselves.
* SmokingIsCool: Referenced in a couple of XP skills, such as Lindow and Bruno, which involves them smoking. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Ein, who the party thinks he smokes because of this at first, but he states that he tried to quit but didn't have the willpower. You can actually notice this in his [[LimitBreak Limit Breaks]] where he has to take a second to breathe before the final hit and occasionally mutters something about tobacco.
* SpaceX: In a [[ContinuityNod nod]] to SpaceChannel5's love of this trope, Ulala, Frank and Hsien-Ko after finishing an attack together proclaim themselves to be a space reporter, a space journalist, and a space jiang shi respectively.
* SpoilerOpening: That HumongousMecha you see in the opening? [[spoiler: He's the FinalBoss.]] Also [[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Juri]] as part of the group where trailers showed that she was a villain.
* SpritePolygonMix: The game is made up of detailed 3D levels inhabited by intricate 2D sprites.
* StealthSequel: It certainly isn't ''advertised'' as a ''Namco X Capcom'' sequel. Justified in countries that never actually got that game.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Saya's minions from ''NamcoXCapcom'' now have spoken dialogue, a trait included to them since ''Endless Frontier''.
* SuperMovePortraitAttack: Every playable character gets this when they use their stronger attacks.
* SuplexFinisher: Kogoro Tenzai, the male original character, does this in ''mid-air''.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: [[spoiler: Late in the game Drei says there definitely isn't anything under Mii's fountain.]] In fact, [[spoiler: that's where the portalstone and Oros phlox's base of operations are located.]]
* SwordAndSorcerer: [[TalesOfVesperia Yuri and Estelle]] and [[ShiningForce Touma and Cyrille]] are classic examples. [[NamcoXCapcom Reiji and Xiaomu]] and Zero and X have this dynamic too, but they're subversions.
* TagTeam: The characters are paired off like this. Some are teamed up by series (Ryu and Ken, Jin and Xiaoyu, Akira and Pai) while others make use of the crossover (the aforementioned Dante/Demitri and Frank West/Hsien-Ko team-ups.)
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Most pair units have these when they initiate LimitBreak, especially for Reiji & Xiaomu (Including MAP-Attack), Kurt & Riela, Kogoro & Mii, and Haken & Kaguya.
* ThemeTune: "Wing Wanderer" performed by Yoko Takahashi. [[ThisUglyYetBeautifulWorld Yes]], [[PumpkinScissors that]] [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Yoko]] [[ShakuganNoShana Takahashi]].
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: This is how Sanger's support attack starts.
** A couple of Frank and Hsien-Ko's attacks, including their Support Attack, also have them juggling a sword between them.
* TimedMission: There are stages wherein you have to do a specific objective before you run out of turns otherwise it's GameOver, like in Operation Crackdown where you have to destroy five statues within fifteen turns (though in this game, that's a lot).
** There's also a universal limit of 99 turns per chapter, although you have to be seriously trying to make that happen.
* TitleDrop: Done a lot throughout the game for the represented canons. Arthur's world is constantly referred to as "the land of ghosts and goblins", Ryu is called a "street fighter", and an entire level is set up with nothing but mechanical enemies seemingly just so somebody - in this case, Haken - can namedrop "Super Robot Wars".
* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: Dante (with Demitri) versus Jedah is just ''one'' example that happens in this game.
* UndergroundMonkey: Much like its [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom predecessor]], there's plenty of {{Palette Swap}}s to go around, coming from all series represented like the "White" Arremer, Red Horokko, multi-colored Zombies, etc.
* UnexpectedCharacter: It's a bit better about this than ''NamcoXCapcom'', since most of the characters are from more recent and/or recognizable franchises...but we still get characters from ''Dynamite Cop'', ''VideoGame/ZombieRevenge'', ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5''[[note]]Though in this case, Ulala has also appeared in many of Sega's crossovers[[/note]], and ''Anime/{{Yumeria}}''.
* VerbalTic: Kogoro's "ka na," Mii's "te ne", [[{{Yumeria}} Neneko's "na no da"]], and [[SakuraWars Ciseaux]]'s "pyon" and "Ussa-ssa-ssa", to name a few.
* TheVerse: At this point, there are four continuities being tied together (''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'', ''EndlessFrontier'', ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''), so it might as well exist.
** One could also include ''{{VideoGame/Xenosaga}}'', given that characters from the series appeared in the first three games listed above. It helps they were all made by the same development company.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: [[ShiningForce Riemsianne]] once again seems to have her sights set on poor Touma.
* WallJump: While X and Zero are known for using this frequently in their source game, it's notable in their [[LimitBreak Special Attack]] when they wall jump up ''thin air''.
* WhereItAllBegan: The game begins at the Koryuujii estate. [[spoiler: It also ends there because Oros Prox's headquarters is located ''underneath the freaking fountain''.]]
* WolverinePublicity; As usual, Ryu and Chun-Li. Morrigan and Jin also count.
* WombLevel: You get to visit [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} "Fetus Of God"/"Creator's Fetus"]] in this game. It is ''still as creepy as ever''.
* WorldofBadass: What else would you get with having heros and villains from several franchises fighting each other? Heck, tt's not even just one world anymore; it's ''six'' (or technically three).
* WorldOfHam: Even characters who usually aren't hammy get to ham it up in this game.
* WorldOfSnark: ''Everyone'' gets to be snark-y in this game.
* XMeetsY: The gameplay consists of both elements from ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' (where you have a map and you attack by pressing A plus the directional button or A by itself) and ''EndlessFrontier'' (where your [=XP=] gauge is shared by the entire members on the field plus visual aesthetics).
* YaoiFangirl: [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Xiaomu's]] at it again.

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