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Reborn!, Beelzebub, Gintama Characters Join J-Stars Victory Vs. Game

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Tsunayoshi, Oga serve as playable characters; Kagura joins as support for March 19 PS3/PSV game

This year's 50th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Tsunayoshi Sawada (with Reborn!) from Akira Amano's Katekyo Hitman Reborn! manga and Tatsumi Oga (with Beelzebub) from Ryūhei Tamura's Beelzebub manga are joining the lineup of Namco Bandai Games' J-Stars Victory Vs. "team battle action" video game as playable fighters. In addition, Kagura (and Sadaharu) from Hideaki Sorachi's Gintama manga will also join the game as a support character.

Specifically, each of the new characters introduced will join forces with their respective sidekick to defeat their enemies. Tsunayoshi will perform the X Burner attack with Reborn!, Oga will throw a sparking Beelzebub at enemies, and Kagura will ride an attacking Sadaharu as support.

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, and Yū Yū Hakusho's Yūsuke Urameshi. 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.

The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita game will be released 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).

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