Feb 182013
 

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Brand new screenshots and features have been announced for the upcoming fighting game JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. The game is based off the anime and manga series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure by Hirohiko Araki, and is being developed by Cyberconnect2. Cyberconnect2 should not be an unfamiliar name for otaku and gamers alike since they’re also the studio behind Asura’s Wrath, the Naruto Shippuden & Ninja Storm series, and the .Hack series. So far, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle has only been announced for Japanese audiences and will also be available in a special edition format which features golden packaging called the Gold Experience. It’s release date in Japan is August 29, 2013, exclusively for Playstation 3. A smart phone app is also being released in Japan.

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Here is the latest trailer forJoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle

New characters have also been announced for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. We’ve compiled a list of the officially announced playable characters in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle

Playable characters:

Part 1 Phantom Blood

  • Jonathan Joestar (voice Kazuyuki Okitsu)
  • Will A. Zeppeli (voice Yoku Shioya)

Part 2 Battle Tendency

  • Joseph Joestar, age 18 (voice Tomokazu Sugita)
  • Wamuu (voice Akio Ōtsuka)

Part 3 Stardust Crusaders

  • Jotaro Kujo with Stand Star Platinum (voice Daisuke Ono)
  • Noriaki Kakyoin with Stand Hierophant Green (voice Kōji Yusa)
  • Jean Pierre Polnareff with Stand Silver Chariot (voice Hiroaki Hirata)
  • Mohammed Avdol with Stand Magician’s Red (voice Masashi Ebara)
  • Hol Horse with Stand Emperor (voice Hōchū Ōtsuka)
  • Dio with Stand The World (voice Takehito Koyasu)

Part 4 Diamond Is Not Crash

  • Josuke Higashikata with Stand Crazy Diamond (voice Wataru Hatano)
  • Okuyasu Nijimura with Stand The Hand (voice Wataru Takagi)
  • Yoshikage Kira with Stand Killer Queen (voice Rikiya Koyama)

Part 5 Vento Aureo

  • Giorno Giovana with Stand Gold Experience (Requiem) (voice Daisuke Namikawa)
  • Guido Mista (voice Kenji Akabane) with Stand Sex Pistols (voice Asami Imai)

Part 6 Stone Ocean

  • Jolyne Kujo with Stand Stone Free (voice Miyuki Sawashiro)
  • Hermes Costello with Stand Kiss (voice Chizu Yonemoto)

Part 7 Steel Ball Run

  • Gyro Zeppeli with Horse Valkyrie and Stand Scan (voice Shin-ichiro Miki)
  • Johnny Joestar with Horse Slow Dancer and Stand Tusk (voice Yūki Kaji)

Part 8 JoJolion

  • Josuke Higashikata with Stand Soft & Wet (voice Mitsuaki Madono)

Other characters: (Not yet been confirmed as playable.)

  • Joseph Joestar, age 69 (From Stardust Crusaders)
  • J. Geil (From Stardust Crusaders)
  • Rohan Kishibe (From Diamond Is Not Crash)
  • Bruno Buccellati (From Vento Aureo)
  • Weather Report (From Stone Ocean)

A few new screens from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle
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As you can see, the game rides out the manga/hand drawn aesthetic that the original stories were known for. The animation and action is fluid and entertaining. The gameplay, while rendered in 3D, harkens back to 2D fighting games, specifically the Capcom made JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure arcade game, circa 1998. This is absolutely a good thing, because that game nailed it. We really hope Namco Bandai bring it stateside.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Official Site

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Official Site

Source: Famitsu (JP)