Alright, so here's the deal... Namco X Capcom is a cross-over RPG game [compared to many other cross-over games which are usually fighting games]. I'm really glad to hear that there has been a release in Japan, but I'm hoping that such a game of this calibur will be released. People have said good things about it, and people have said rather negative things about this. For the most part, I would have to agree that this is a "Fan-Service" game for fans of the Capcom and Namco [mostly Namco, anyways]. For any of you who want to know what the story is behind this game, read on... If not, then please leave and find another thread to enjoy. Do support Namco X Capcom and check out the trailers at GameTrailers.com! I'm sure that you'll find it rather interesting.
I'm rather bad at writing up summaries, so someone that has already purchased the game [the import obviously] has made a simple summary of the story.
Storyline [ taken from: http://www.netjak.com/review.php/924 ]
The main characters are Arusa Reiji and Xiaomu. Reiji's the guy toting the katana/gun rack combo that's perfect for camping, and Xiaomu looks like a 12 year old furry. They're part of a group called...Shinra. (No, seriously.) Apparently, the Shinra group is supposed investigate the paranormal and unusual. When a huge temporal disruption starts destroying Shibuya in the year 20XX, (it must be near the end of the year, since they clearly show people driving around in the 20XY model cars) they figure they should go check it out.
Upon arrival, the team of Xiaomu and Reiji find some otherworldy baddies and dispatch them, only to run into a group of enemies that are intangible. All looks screwed until the screen goes wacky, and Shion, M.O.M.O, and KOS-MOS. The folks from Xenosaga bust out with the "Kiruberuto Effect" and all of a sudden, you can wail on the bad guys now. Then some other people show up and you fight them. Eventually, you come to the conclusion that this is mostly the work of an acquaintance of Reiji's, a furry ex-girlfriend named Saya. (Must...kill...furry!)
Shion, M.O.M.O, and KOS-MOS stick around to get to the bottom of this, and because they can't go back to their own time. Along the way, you'll team up with some familiar and not-so-familiar heroes from the annals of game history, and do battle with their nemeses.
I do hope that this game comes out and if anyone has any information regarding it, please let me know, either through PM or E-MaiL. I would greatly appreciate it. Let's all hope that this game is released in the US!