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One Piece, Bleach, Nisekoi, To Love-Ru Girls Join J-Stars Victory Vs. Game

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
March 19 release has Hancock as playable while Rukia, Chitoge, Lala are support characters

This year's 47th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that One Piece's Boa Hancock, Bleach's Rukia Kuchiki, Nisekoi's Chitoge Kirisaki, and To Love-Ru's Lala Satalin Deviluke will be joining the lineup of Namco Bandai Games' J-Stars Victory Vs. "team battle action" video game. Specifically, all J-Girls except for Boa Hancock will act as support characters for the other J-Stars members.

Boa Hancock has the ability to turn enemies into stone using her Mero Mero Sweet Wind attack as a playable character. The support characters have other various abilities, with Rukia and her ability to freeze opponents in their tracks with her Zanpakutō, Chitoge and her ability to seal away an enemy's support character by slapping them, and Lala and her ability to cure her partner with her cheer.

Previously announced characters include Toriko (Toriko), Luffy (One Piece), Goku (Dragon Ball Z), Naruto's title character, Rurouni Kenshin's Kenshin Himura, Gintama's Gintoki Sakata, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo's Kankichi Ryotsu, Hunter X Hunter's Gon Freecss, Yu Yu Hakusho's Yūsuke Urameshi, and Medaka Box's Medaka. The rival characters Sasuke (Naruto Shippūden), Vegeta (Dragon Ball), Zebra (Toriko), Jaguar (Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar), and Tarō (Chinyūki -Tarō to Yukaina Nakama-tachi-) are also joining the roster. Fans could vote for some of the characters that will be featured in the game.

The 3D fighting game will allow players to use Naruto's "Shadow Clone," Luffy's "Gum Gum Stamp," Toriko's "Nail Punch," Goku's "Kamehameha," Yūsuke's "Spirit Gun," Gon's "Janken Gū," and other famous moves from Jump characters.

In addition, the magazine is revealing the release date for the game. The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita game will be released on March 9. 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).

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