Project X Zone 2 officially announced, releasing in the West this Fall

It seems the recent press leak was true as Bandai Namco have officially announced Project X Zone 2 for the Nintendo 3DS. The game will feature new characters including Haseo from .hack//G.U. and Kazuma Kiryu from Yakuza: Dead Souls. Monolith Soft are returning as the developers.

Below is the list of confirmed characters so far:

Sega characters

Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima from Yakuza: Dead Souls

Akira Yuki and Kage from Virtua Fighter

Hotsuma from Shinobi (the PS2 reboot)

Erica Fontaine and Ichiro Ogami from Sakura Wars 

Capcom characters

Dante and Virgil from Devil May Cry

Leon from Resident Evil 6

Chris and Jill from Resident Evil: Revelations

X and Zero from Mega Man X

Strider from the Strider series

Bandai Namco characters

Yuri Lowell and Flynn Scifo from Tales of Vesperia

Jin Kazama and Kazuya Mishima from Tekken

Kite from .hack

Haseo from .hack//G.U.

Natsu from Soulcalibur V

Project X Zone 2 is expected to release exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS this Fall in the West.