It may have only taken five years to happen, but fans of the manga/anime that is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure have reason to be excited today as a new video game based on the series has been announced. Last seen on the PS2 in 2006, the world of JoJo is once again returning to the confines of a video game but this time it’s not Capcom who’s responsible for such a thing but rather Namco Bandai.
Announced today during Namco’s special press event, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle will be released later this year on the PS3 in Japan. Featuring key main characters from the series, roughly around 43, the game will have a fighting game base to it which no doubt will be excellent seeing as how CyberConnect 2 is developing the project. Best known for developing the Naruto games and most recently the cinematic adventure that was Asura’s Wrath, CyberConnect 2 will now have the distinct honor of bringing JoJo back to the gaming world in a game that is justifiably crazy and stylish.
The news of the new JoJo game also comes with the added bonus of a new anime airing in Japan later this year. While both projects may not initially receive a Western release, JoJo sadly isn’t as popular as Goku, we can always look towards importing the game and watching the anime online via fan subs.
From the premier trailer that was released today I think JoJo fans may have a brief seizure since All-Star Battle looks pretty damn awesome. The game may not have reached maximum levels of craziness just yet, even with a horse coming out to kick a guy in the head, but the debut footage looks encouraging and the mere fact that a new JoJo game has been created is reason enough to be excited.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle will be released later this year in Japan so a TGS appearance is definitely going to happen. Seeing as how niche JoJo is in the West, at least compared to things like Gundam, it may be a stretch to imagine the game will be localized but stranger things have happened in the past.