JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be arriving to North America and South America in 2014 exclusively for the PlayStation 3 from Namco Bandai Games. Adapted from Hirohiko Araki’s smash manga hit, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, the game takes characters spanning all eight incredible story arcs of the manga and pits them against each other in an epic one-on-one fighting game!
With a revolutionary proprietary graphics shader system, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle gives players the feeling that they are participating in vivid and colorful battles straight from the pages of the manga. Each character comes with their signature moves punctuated by dynamic camera angles to capture every highlight of the fight either against computer opponents via Story Mode or human adversaries online.
In JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle the playable characters are divided by their Battle Style. Battle Styles will augment characters with special abilities or new moves. There are five basic Battle Styles characters can use:
- Ripple allows characters to recharge their Heart Heat Gauge, which allows characters to unleash special Heart Heat Attacks.
- Mode increases character powers but depletes their Heart Heat Gauge.
- Vampirism can drain Heart Heat Gauge from other players.
- Horseback lets characters fight on horseback.
- Stand allows characters to summon otherworldly beings to assist in fights with their own unique move sets.
The story of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure follows the misadventures of the Joestars, a powerful English family with each member having a distinctive star-shaped birthmark above their left shoulder-blade. The series spans several generations of the Joestar family with each part focusing on a different descendant of the Joestars as the main protagonist alongside a colorful cast of supporting characters.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has been in publication since it was first serialized in Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1987 and has since sold over 70 million copies of the manga. Known around the world by its hardcore fans with its off-the-wall style and distinctive characters, the series has inspired countless anime and manga franchises since its debut over 25 years ago.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be released in America in 2014. Look it up on Youtube. It looks really freakin cool! You can follow Namco on their website or Facebook to be on the lookout for more info.