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J-Stars Victory Vs. Game's Boss Dubbed 'Dark Phantom'

posted on 2014-03-13 03:15 EDT
Boss takes on the powers of player's chosen character

This year's 16th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing Aaboss character in Namco Bandai Games' J-Stars Victory Vs. "team battle action" video game on Monday. The character is dubbed "Dark Phantom" and takes the form of the player's character with the same powers and abilities.

A total of 52 characters from 32 titles are appearing in Shonen Jump's 45th anniversary game. The premise of the game is "J Battle Festival, a dream festival that happens once in 45 years" and assembles heroes who exemplify friendship, hard work, and victory.

In the spirit of friendship, the game supports 2 vs. 2 team battles in dream matches that crosses the borders between titles. Players can unleash combination attacks never possible until now, some with the help of support characters.

The game epitomizes hard work with 52 characters from 32 titles — from Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo (1976-current) to Assassination Classroom (2012-current).

Players can attain victory in several game modes. J Adventure Mode tells an original story set in the vast "Jump World." Players can assemble characters and embark on voyages throughout "Jump World" with a ship. Players can collect "J Points" for cards in battles and adventures as well as items in the J-Point Shop. They can then use the resulting J-Stars Card deck and points to level up their characters and ships.

There is also a Victory Road campaign, Free Battle, Online Mode for 2 vs. 2 battles, and a Gallery Mode with an illustrated guide to all the J-Stars along with their voice samples and fighting patterns.

The 52-character roster from 32 titles in this Shonen Jump 45th anniversary game includes:

One Piece

  • Monkey D. Luffy
  • Boa Hancock
  • Akainu
  • Portgas D. Ace

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
  • Hiei

Hunter x Hunter

  • Gon Freecss
  • Killua Zoldyck
  • 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

D.Gray-man

  • Allen Walker (support)

Sket Dance

  • Bossun (support)
  • Himeko (support)
  • Switch (support)

Fist of the North Star

  • Kenshirō
  • Raoh

Dr. Slump & Arale-chan

  • Arale Norimaki

Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan

  • Kusuo Saikio

Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

  • Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo

Tottemo! Luckyman

  • Luckyman

Haikyu!!

  • Shōyō Hinata (support)

Sakigake!! Otoko Juku

  • Momotarō Tsurugi
  • Heihachi Edajima (support)

Hironobu Kageyama, Akira Kushida, and Hiroshi Kitadani are singing the game's theme song "Fighting Stars." The game include stages from One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Toriko, Naruto Shippūden, Yū Yū Hakusho, Bleach, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo, Gintama, Saint Seiya, and Dr. Slump & Arale-chan.

The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita game will arrive next Wednesday, 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. The website confirmed on Monday that the 21st and final song in this edition is "Yogorecchimatta kanashimi ni…" from Sakigake!! Otoko Juku.

[Via Gematsu]


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