JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle Takes A Stand On PS3

My life needs more JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure…

I started reading the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga a couple of years ago. ‘Tis an interesting series chronicling the battle between Joestar family and the evil Dio Brando. Think the Belmont family and Dracula feud in Castlevania. It’s pretty crazy… right up my alley. There was even a fighting game published by Capcom back in the day for PlayStation and Sega Dreamcast, which I regrettably never played. I need to track that baby down!

[UPDATE!]: Looks like I won’t have to wait much longer to track that down! Capcom just announced that they’re bring an HD version of their Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure fighter to PSN and XBLA this summer! Read about it here!

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle - Dio Brando

Dio Brando is a rat bastard… and yet I love him <3

Anyhoo, on the eve of one of the largest fighting game tournaments around, Evo 2k12, news comes from Namco Bandai that they’re bringing a brand new JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure game to PlayStation 3!

… Yes.

The new fighting game, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle, covers all seven parts of the epic JoJo saga and is being developed by CyberConnect2, the folks who put together the .hack series for the PlayStation 2, and most recently Asura’s Wraith for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. No official release date has been mentioned, but I’m betting it’ll come out in Japan shortly after the new anime series hits the airwaves. Of course, whether or not this will ever grace overseas shores remains to be seen *sigh*

In the meantime, you can head over to the official website, though there’s isn’t much there yet. There’s also this trailer to gawk at:

「ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 オールスターバトル」 第1弾PV


Source: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Game Headed To PlayStation 3 [Update], [Siliconera]




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