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Namco × Capcom (ナムコ クロス カプコン, Namuko Kurosu Kapukon?) is a tactical RPG crossover game developed by Monolith Soft and released by Namco only in Japan 2005 for PlayStation 2, featuring characters from games produced by both Namco and Capcom. The game has a fan translation in English, released in 2010. Namco × Capcom is the first game in Namco's Cross series of crossover games. Character art was done by Namco artist Takuji Kawano.


Namco × Capcom is a hybrid of an action-RPG and a tactical-RPG. Movement is done on a square grid with turns being determined by figuring out which character has the highest AP. On the player's turn, he/she can move the character into position and choose to attack an enemy.

At this point, the game switches into the action-RPG portion. The player's character has a number of "Branches" they can use. Each direction on the directional pad combined with the circle button will perform an attack. Each attack uses up 1 branch. If the player can perform a certain number of Aerial Chains (hitting the enemy in mid-air), bonuses may be gained, such as items, super meter, extra damage, or more branches to use in the turn. Bonuses other than items are converted into extra Experience Points at the end of an attack sequence. Upon filling up the character's Special Gauge they can use the Triangle button to perform a special attack. They will also be able to select a Multiple Assault attack if their units on the board meet the conditions. Defense also puts the player in the action-RPG mode, this time blocking to reduce the enemy's damage. Successfully blocking attacks will also increase the amount of AP the player's unit has.

There are 50 levels total (45 normal and 5 prologue) and the game could take from around 70-100 hours to complete.


The year is 20XX (sometime in the twenty-first century), and the story is driven by Arisu Reiji and his kitsune mentor Xiaomu (original characters created specifically for this game). The two of them are operatives for the investigative task force Shinra that looks into spirit and otherworldly disturbances. They are initially investigating a strange "sleeping sickness" in the Shibuya area of Japan, when it becomes apparent that something much larger is at stake.



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The story opens with Reiji and Xiaomu being called to deal with interdimensional rifts opening in their world. These rifts pull in beings from alternate realities, many of which ally with Reiji and Xiaomu to fight both the forces behind the rifts and opponents drawn from their native universes. The group are opposed by Ouma, a group dedicated to causing chaos, with their main rival being Ouma operative Saya, a being similar to Xiaomu. It is eventually revealed that Ouma wish to resurrect a dark deity dubbed "99" through the merging of multiple realities. Reiji's father Shougo fought Saya to prevent this ten years before, and was forced to sacrifice himself with Xiaomu's aid to succeed. While initially defeated, Ouma succeeds in merging the worlds, and 99 is resurrected using Saya as a host. While Reiji is prepared to sacrifice himself as Shougo did, his and Xiaomu's allies return from their realities and combine their powers to cripple 99. Saya allows herself to be killed by Reiji to destroy 99 permanently. At a celebratory party which all their allies attend, Reiji and Xiaomu mutually declare their loyalty and love for each other.



Name First Appearance Year
Akuma Super Street Fighter II Turbo 1994
Allosaurus Dino Crisis 2 2000
Arthur Ghosts 'n Goblins 1985
Astaroth Ghosts 'n Goblins 1985
Baby Head Captain Commando 1991
Bruce McGivern Resident Evil Dead Aim 2003
Cammy Super Street Fighter II 1993
Captain Commando Captain Commando 1991
Chun-Li Street Fighter II 1991
Demitri Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors 1994
Druk Captain Commando 1991
Evil Ryu Street Fighter Alpha 2 1996
Felicia Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors 1994
Fong Ling Resident Evil Dead Aim 2003
Ginzu Captain Commando 1991
Grandmaster Meio Strider 1989
Guy Final Fight 1989
Hideo Shimazu Rival Schools: United by Fate 1998
Hsien-Ko Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge 1995
Huitzil Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors 1994
Juli Street Fighter Alpha 3 1998
Juni Street Fighter Alpha 3 1998
Karin Kanzuki Street Fighter Alpha 3 1998
Ken Masters Street Fighter 1987
Kyoko Minazuki Rival Schools: United by Fate 1998
Lilith Darkstalkers 3 1997
Lord Raptor Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors 1994
M. Bison Street Fighter II 1991
Mack The Knife Captain Commando 1991
MegaMan Juno Mega Man Legends 1997
MegaMan Volnutt Mega Man Legends 1997
Mike Haggar Final Fight 1989
Morrigan Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors 1994
Nebiros Ghosts 'n Goblins 1985
Q-Bee Darkstalkers 3 1997
Red Arremer Joker Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Game Boy Advance) 2002
Regina Dino Crisis 1999
Roll Caskett Mega Man Legends 1997
Rose Street Fighter Alpha 1995
Ryu Street Fighter 1987
Sakura Street Fighter Alpha 2 1996
Servbot Mega Man Legends 1997
Shtrom Captain Commando 1991
Shtrom Jr. Captain Commando 1991
Solo Strider 1989
Strider Hien Strider 2 1999
Strider Hiryu Strider 1989
Sylphie Forgotten Worlds 1988
Tong Pooh Strider 1989
Tron Bonne Mega Man Legends 1997
Unknown Soldier Blue Forgotten Worlds 1988
Unknown Soldier Red Forgotten Worlds 1988


Name First Appearance Year
Amazona Wonder Momo 1987
Andaba Genpei Tōma Den 1986
Armor King Tekken 1994
Black Bravo Bravoman 1988
Black Valkyrie The Legend of Valkyrie 1989
Bravoman Bravoman 1988
Charade Soulcalibur II 2002
Devil Tekken 1994
Druaga The Tower of Druaga 1984
Enma Yōkai Dōchūki 1987
Gilgamesh The Tower of Druaga 1984
Guntz Klonoa 2 2002
Heihachi Mishima Tekken 1994
Hiromi Tengenji Burning Force 1989
Ishtar The Tower of Druaga 1984
Janga Klonoa Heroes 2002
Jin Kazama Tekken 3 1996
Joker Klonoa: Door to Phantomile 1997
Judas (Leon Magnus) Tales of Destiny 2 2002
Kamuz The Legend of Valkyrie 1989
Ki The Tower of Druaga 1984
King II Tekken 3 1996
Kiso Yoshinaka Genpei Tōma Den 1986
Klonoa Klonoa: Door to Phantomile 1997
KOS-MOS Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht 2002
Kurino Sandra The Adventure of Valkyrie: Legend of the Time Key 1986
Kyuju Kyu Original character, first appearance. 2005
Lolo Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil 2001
Masuyo Tobi (Toby Masuyo) Baraduke 1985
Minamoto no Yoritomo Genpei Tōma Den 1986
Minamoto no Yoshitsune Genpei Tōma Den 1986
Mitsurugi Heishirō Soul Edge 1995
Mokujin Tekken 3 1996
MOMO Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht 2002
Musashibō Benkei Genpei Tōma Den 1986
Ogre Tekken 3 1996
Reiji Arisu Original character, first appearance 2005
Rutee Katrea Tales of Destiny 1997
Sabine The Legend of Valkyrie 1989
Saito Musashibo Benkei Genpei Tōma Den 1986
Saya Original character, first appearance 2005
Shion Uzuki Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht 2002
Stahn Aileron Tales of Destiny 1997
Taira no Kagekiyo Genpei Tōma Den 1986
Taizo Hori Dig Dug 1982
Taki Soul Edge 1995
Tarosuke Yōkai Dōchūki 1987
Valkyrie The Adventure of Valkyrie: Legend of the Time Key 1986
Waya Hime Bravoman 1988
Wonder Momo Wonder Momo 1987
Xiaomu Original character, first appearance 2005
Zouna The Adventure of Valkyrie: Legend of the Time Key 1986
Zul/Zule The Legend of Valkyrie 1989


Three years after Namco X Capcom's release, the next game in the Cross series featured characters from Capcom's Street Fighter and Namco's Tekken series, Street Fighter X Tekken, a 2.5D fighting game developed by Capcom. An upcoming 3D fighting game, Tekken X Street Fighter, is currently in development by Namco.

Namco would later create a spiritual sequel of this game; Project × Zone, a crossover that features characters not only from Namco and Capcom but also newcomer Sega, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. Unlike Namco X Capcom, it was released overseas; first in Japan in 2012 and later in North America, Europe, and Australia in 2013. A sequel, Project × Zone 2, was released in 2015. Although it is still primarily a crossover between the three aforementioned companies, characters from Nintendo joined the cast for the first time; in this case, it was two characters from Nintendo's Fire Emblem: Awakening and one from Xenoblade Chronicles.


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