Jojo's, Nube Characters Join J-Stars Victory Vs. Game
posted on by Egan Loo
The third 2014 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that characters from the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and Jigoku Sensei Nube manga are joining the lineup of Namco Bandai Games' J-Stars Victory Vs. "team battle action" video game.
Jonathan Joestar and his grandson Joseph Joestar from Hirohiko Araki's Jojo's Bizarre Adventure manga will both be playable characters. In addition, Meisuke "Nuubee" Nueno, the teacher with a demon hand from Sho Makura and Takeshi Okano's Jigoku Sensei Nube manga, will be a playable character.
Hironobu Kageyama, Akira Kushida, and Hiroshi Kitadani are singing the game's theme song "Fighting Stars." 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. A free augmented-reality (AR) app lets you see the Jump heroes in your surroundings on the PS Vita.
Previously announced characters include Toriko (Toriko), Luffy and Boa Hancock (One Piece), Goku (Dragonball Z), Naruto's title character, Rurouni Kenshin's Kenshin Himura, Gintama's Gintoki Sakata (with Kagura and Sadaharu), Ichigo (with Rukia) from Bleach, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo's Kankichi Ryotsu, Hunter x Hunter's Gon Freecss, Yu Yu Hakusho's Yūsuke Urameshi, Tsunayoshi Sawada (with Reborn) from Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, and Tatsumi Oga (with Beelzebub) from Beelzebub, Taro Yamada from Chinyūki -Tarō to Yukaina Nakama-tachi-, Medaka Kurokami (with Misogi Kumagawa) from Medaka Box, Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi, Lala from To Love-Ru, Tetsuya Kuroko from Kuroko's Basketball, and Himeko, Bossun, and Switch from Sket Dance. 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.
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).