Namco Bandai have announced that the first demo for their upcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Project X Zone is now available via the Nintendo eShop.

The demo comes titled ‘A lethal surprise’ and features Sakura Wars, Cyberbots, Space Channel 5 and Valkyria Chronicles characters in the Imperial Theater stage from Sakura Wars. A second demo will also be released on June 27th which lets players test ‘Dark hours’, featuring Ghosts’n Goblins stage and experience the frenetic gameplay before the full game is released in on July 5th.

Project X Zone will feature over 50 playable characters from 29 historic game franchises by three of Japan’s most prolific video game companies. In Project X Zone players will use a team of two characters to explore the world within the game. Players will have to master an array of screen-busting moves including Solo Attacks, Support Attacks, Cross Hits, and Finishing Moves in order to defeat a multitude of foes.

Have your 3DS handy? Download the demo by directly scanning the QR code below.

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