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Haikyu, Dr. Slump, Bobobo-bo Join J-Stars Victory Vs. Game

posted on 2014-02-12 02:25 EST
Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan, Tottemo! Luckyman also in March 19 crossover PS3/Vita game

This year's 12th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the stars from five more series are joining the roster of Namco Bandai Games' J-Stars Victory Vs. "team battle action" video game. Specifically, Dr. Slump & Arale-chan's Arale Norimaki, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo's title character, Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan's Kusuo Saiki, and Tottemo! Luckyman's title character are playable characters. Plus, the Haikyu!! volleyball manga's protagonist Shōyō Hinata is a support character.

Araale may look like a cute girl at first glance, but she is an android with super powers. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo can use his nasal hair in attacks. Yōichi Tsuitenai transforms into Luckyman, the hero of fortune. Kusuo Saiki is a high school boy who wants to live in peace, but has all sorts of supernatural powers at his disposal. Hinata is a boy who loves volleyball, and he is known as Karasuno High School's "Strongest Decoy" with amazing mobility and quick reflexive nerves.

Players can collect "J Points" for cards in battles and adventures, and then use the resulting card deck to level up their characters.

The character roster in this Shonen Jump 45th anniversary game already includes:

One Piece

  • Monkey D. Luffy
  • Boa Hancock
  • Akainu

Dragon Ball Z

  • Son Goku
  • Vegeta
  • Freeza

Toriko

  • Toriko
  • Zebra

Naruto Shippūden

  • Naruto Uzumaki
  • Sasuke Uchiha
  • Madara Uchiha

Bleach

  • Ichigo Kurosaki
  • Sōsuke Aizen
  • Rukia (support)

Rurouni Kenshin

  • Kenshin Himura
  • Makoto Shishio

Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo

  • Kankichi Ryōtsu

Gintama

  • Gintoki Sakata
  • Kagura (support)
  • Sadaharu (support)

Yū Yū Hakusho

  • Yūsuke Urameshi
  • (Younger) Toguro

Hunter x Hunter

  • Gon Freecss
  • Hisoka (support)

Chinyūki -Tarō to Yukaina Nakama-tachi-

  • Tarō Yamada

Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar

  • Jaguar (support)

Medaka Box

  • Medaka Kurokami
  • Misogi Kumagawa (support)

To Love-Ru

  • Lala (support)

Nisekoi

  • Chitoge Kirisaki (support)

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

  • Tsunayoshi Sawada (with Reborn)

Beelzebub

  • Tatsumi Oga (with Beelzebub)

Assassination Classroom

  • Koro-Sensei

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

  • Jonathan Joestar
  • Joseph Joestar

Jigoku Sensei Nube

  • Meisuke "Nuubee" Nueno

Neuro - Supernatural Detective

  • Neuro (support)

Kuroko's Basketball

  • Tetsuya Kuroko (support)

Saint Seiya

  • Seiya

Sket Dance

  • Bossun (support)
  • Switch (support)

D.Gray-man

  • Allen Walker (support)

Fist of the North Star

  • Kenshirō
  • Raoh

Hironobu Kageyama, Akira Kushida, and Hiroshi Kitadani are singing the game's theme song "Fighting Stars."

The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita game will arrive on March 19. A regular copy of the PS3 version will cost 7,980 yen (about US$80), while a limited edition will cost 10,980 yen (about US$110). The normal edition of the PS Vita version will cost 6,980 yen, while a limited edition copy will retail for 9,980 yen (about US$100). A free augmented-reality (AR) app lets you see the Jump heroes in your surroundings on the PS Vita.

People who pre-order the game will receive the J-Stars Victory Book, a volume bound like a Jump Comics book and filled with information and visuals of Jump heroes over the years. For a limited time, a "Ani-Son Sound Edition" of the game will let players listen to 21 television anime theme songs in the game.

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, SamezukaRin


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