Shonen Characters Battle Westward in J-Stars Victory VS+

Shonen Characters Battle Westward in J-Stars Victory VS+

Bandai Namco will release the fighting game featuring characters from Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, and more in summer 2015 on PS4 and Vita.

Spike Chunsoft and Bandai Namco's shonen-inspired fighting game, J-Stars Victory VS+ will hit Western game fans next summer in 2015, the publisher has announced. The game will be available on both the PS4 and Vita.

J-Stars Victory VS released on PS3 and Vita in Japan this year. Bandai Namco did not note any major changes between the two titles other than the different consoles they are available on.

Over 30 series published in Shonen Jump Magazine are represented in the game. Characters from Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, Gintama, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, and more will battle it out in the J-Adventure Story mode to determine which character is strongest. Four players can fight in two-on-two team battles, or people can fight one-on-one in the arcade mode. A promotional video for the Japanese version earlier this year showed off a bunch of the characters.

The game looks a lot like other fighting games based off of anime and manga series (there have been a lot of Naruto fighting games), but with characters from all of the major action-heavy series targeted at young boys. If that's something that interests you, keep an eye out for it come next summer on both PS4 and Vita.

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*googles the roster*
It's got Bobobo AND Kenshin?!

...............

Ahem...well then, it seems that once again siding with the PS4 was the right choice. Now excuse me, I need to fetch a clean pair of pants.

I'm glad that Sony did two things that Nintendo didn't:
(1) Create a sequel to Jump Ultimate Stars
(2) Bring it to western markets

You screwed up, Nintendo. This could have been bigger than Smash.

reciprocal:
I'm glad that Sony did two things that Nintendo didn't:
(1) Create a sequel to Jump Ultimate Stars
(2) Bring it to western markets

You screwed up, Nintendo. This could have been bigger than Smash.

Bigger than Smash? That's seems very unlikely, Smash is up there with Pokemon as a game that's guaranteed to sell for Ninty.

A couple of popular Shonen characters mixed with some more obscure ones would never reach that kind of popularity outside of Japan.

Daystar Clarion:

reciprocal:
I'm glad that Sony did two things that Nintendo didn't:
(1) Create a sequel to Jump Ultimate Stars
(2) Bring it to western markets

You screwed up, Nintendo. This could have been bigger than Smash.

Bigger than Smash? That's seems very unlikely, Smash is up there with Pokemon as a game that's guaranteed to sell for Ninty.

A couple of popular Shonen characters mixed with some more obscure ones would never reach that kind of popularity outside of Japan.

Can we also mention how Smash is actually... decent in the gameplay department?

Don't get me wrong, i'm hyped to finally have the opportunity to pit Kenshiro vs Jonathan Joestar vs Goku THE Goku... but Cyber Connect 2 games, ESPECIALLY their 3D open brawlers, have mechanics ranging from lackluster to terrible.

Haven't heard a good thing about this game's gameplay since it's release in JP (Burst Mode being broken, 2 specific support characters able to carry a whole match, certain characters having hitboxes that are just absurd advantage wise, and certain characters just being unviable, ect. ect. THE LIST IS NUTS "Balance patch? Maybe someday never..." -CyperConnect2).
The only thing it has going for it is it's hype as sh*t fan service... and that's about it. :T
So I don't see how Nintendo screwed up when they managed to reach the latter between iconicism and a functional product. :^)

"Characters from Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, Gintama, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, and more will battle it out in the J-Adventure Story mode to determine which character is strongest"

This has the same problem as INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: It makes no sense. I don't know the full roster, but it seems pretty likely Goku will be the strongest by far. He can blink out entire galaxies with one attack. Is impervious to nearly any damage. Vaporize planets with a fart...

So, even though I love Kenshin, Kenshin vs Goku is basically Harley Quinn vs Superman. A human against a near god. First punch leaves the human torn in half within a literal tenth of a microsecond.

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN

OF ULTIMATE DESTINY

GOOD GUYS, BAD GUYS AND EXPLOSIONS

AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

AND ONLY ONE CAN SURVIVE

I WONDER WHO IT WILL BE?

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN

OF ULTIMATE DESTINY!

Kenjitsuka:
"Characters from Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, Gintama, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, and more will battle it out in the J-Adventure Story mode to determine which character is strongest"

This has the same problem as INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: It makes no sense. I don't know the full roster, but it seems pretty likely Goku will be the strongest by far. He can blink out entire galaxies with one attack. Is impervious to nearly any damage. Vaporize planets with a fart...

So, even though I love Kenshin, Kenshin vs Goku is basically Harley Quinn vs Superman. A human against a near god. First punch leaves the human torn in half within a literal tenth of a microsecond.

I agree on this one. The power levels of all of these characters are just so widely dispersed in their prime that the only way the game will make sense is if they take the characters from very specific points in their growth. Well, it's all a "wait and see" game right now so... lets wait and see how it rolls.

JagermanXcell:

Daystar Clarion:

reciprocal:
I'm glad that Sony did two things that Nintendo didn't:
(1) Create a sequel to Jump Ultimate Stars
(2) Bring it to western markets

You screwed up, Nintendo. This could have been bigger than Smash.

Bigger than Smash? That's seems very unlikely, Smash is up there with Pokemon as a game that's guaranteed to sell for Ninty.

A couple of popular Shonen characters mixed with some more obscure ones would never reach that kind of popularity outside of Japan.

Can we also mention how Smash is actually... decent in the gameplay department?

Don't get me wrong, i'm hyped to finally have the opportunity to pit Kenshiro vs Jonathan Joestar vs Goku THE Goku... but Cyber Connect 2 games, ESPECIALLY their 3D open brawlers, have mechanics ranging from lackluster to terrible.

Haven't heard a good thing about this game's gameplay since it's release in JP (Burst Mode being broken, 2 specific support characters able to carry a whole match, certain characters having hitboxes that are just absurd advantage wise, and certain characters just being unviable, ect. ect. THE LIST IS NUTS "Balance patch? Maybe someday never..." -CyperConnect2).
The only thing it has going for it is it's hype as sh*t fan service... and that's about it. :T
So I don't see how Nintendo screwed up when they managed to reach the latter between iconicism and a functional product. :^)

Plus this really isn't a Jump Stars sequel, mostly due to them being made and published by vastly different companies (Ultimate Stars being made by Pandora's Tower dev Ganbarion and published by Nintendo themselves while J-Stars is a CC2-made, Bandai Namco-published product). And that's before we get into how Sony had very little to do with getting this Westward; this is all on Bandai since they've been bringing more obscure, anime-oriented stuff over lately like with the Jojo fighting game.

As for the game itself, hopefully they fix a lot of issues considering this is J-Stars+, but even at the base level the game is very flawed. Having these huge, empty stages is kind of a negative. I get they're trying to recreate those huge, landscape-shifting battles from the series at hand, but no one has ever made it work. Mostly because big stages like that are kinda dull and get in the way of people just slugging it out. Ultimate Stars did this so much better with the stage design

Kenjitsuka:
I don't know the full roster, but it seems pretty likely Goku will be the strongest by far.

Pfffft, clearly you've never read Bobobo, otherwise you'd know he's the most canonically OP character in that game.

But to your overall point..........I didn't realize that fighting games were supposed to make sense. Should we then go ahead and throw out Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Marvel vs Capcom, and Smash Brothers as all being shitty, nonsensical games because each of those games have numerous characters that - in theory - would absolutely annihilate anyone they fought against?

J-Stars
Victory
VS
+

That is not a title. I have seen titles. That's just a bunch of words, letters, acronyms and a symbol thrown together, with no coherence whatsoever, trying to be a title - and failing.

RJ 17:
*googles the roster*
It's got Bobobo AND Kenshin?!

I recommend the DS games as well, as those ones are amazing. Funny enough, Bobobo has the most powerful moves and combos in the game if you know how to use them right. The strongest Don Patch is also pretty powerful as well.
Sadly Jelly Jiggler is relegated to an assist attack, but it's still Jelly Jiggler Magnum. :D

Neronium:
Funny enough, Bobobo has the most powerful moves and combos in the game if you know how to use them right.

Of course he does! None can withstand the might of the Fist of the Nosehair!

Sadly Jelly Jiggler is relegated to an assist attack, but it's still Jelly Jiggler Magnum. :D

That's always been one of my favorite parts of the series...many of Bobobo's attacks are just him beating the crap out of his friends or using them as meat-shields in blocking techniques. :3

josh4president:
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN

OF ULTIMATE DESTINY

GOOD GUYS, BAD GUYS AND EXPLOSIONS

AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

AND ONLY ONE CAN SURVIVE

I WONDER WHO IT WILL BE?

THIS IS THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN

OF ULTIMATE DESTINY!

Dear God, why did you dig up THAT fossil?

Neronium:

RJ 17:
*googles the roster*
It's got Bobobo AND Kenshin?!

I recommend the DS games as well, as those ones are amazing. Funny enough, Bobobo has the most powerful moves and combos in the game if you know how to use them right. The strongest Don Patch is also pretty powerful as well.
Sadly Jelly Jiggler is relegated to an assist attack, but it's still Jelly Jiggler Magnum. :D

Oh yes, the DS games are rip-roaring good fun - possibly some of the best for the platform. If you don't know Japanese, trying to play through them without at least some kind of guide is fairly difficult, but fortunately there's a mostly-complete translation patch for Ultimate Stars (primarily missing translations for the quiz).

The biggest issue is that unlocking stuff is just a teensy bit tedious - Super Stars requires a lot of trial-and-error mashing together of comic panels, while Ultimate Stars requires amassing large numbers of collectable gems. It's not so bad, though.

RJ 17:

Neronium:
Funny enough, Bobobo has the most powerful moves and combos in the game if you know how to use them right.

Of course he does! None can withstand the might of the Fist of the Nosehair!

Sadly Jelly Jiggler is relegated to an assist attack, but it's still Jelly Jiggler Magnum. :D

That's always been one of my favorite parts of the series...many of Bobobo's attacks are just him beating the crap out of his friends or using them as meat-shields in blocking techniques. :3

So glad theres another Bobobo fan on here. Sad Viz gave it the same love as Nick gave Invader Zim.

Bobobo <3

Only reason I'm getting this game .-.

RaikuFA:

RJ 17:

Neronium:
Funny enough, Bobobo has the most powerful moves and combos in the game if you know how to use them right.

Of course he does! None can withstand the might of the Fist of the Nosehair!

Sadly Jelly Jiggler is relegated to an assist attack, but it's still Jelly Jiggler Magnum. :D

That's always been one of my favorite parts of the series...many of Bobobo's attacks are just him beating the crap out of his friends or using them as meat-shields in blocking techniques. :3

So glad theres another Bobobo fan on here. Sad Viz gave it the same love as Nick gave Invader Zim.

I say this with absolutely no exaggeration: Bobobo is the single funniest thing I've ever experienced.

And now for some clips from the manga:

Objectable:

Dear God, why did you dig up THAT fossil?

You just Nostalgia'd thinking about it.

Admit it.

RaikuFA:

So glad theres another Bobobo fan on here. Sad Viz gave it the same love as Nick gave Invader Zim.

I'm upset that the Anime was never finished in itself. It literally ended right before the last 2 major arcs. What makes me even sader is I can't find places to read them, nor have people ever translated the second Bobobo series: Shinzetsu (True Theory) Bobobo. T^T

Risingblade:
Bobobo <3

Only reason I'm getting this game .-.

Wait...there are other reasons people would get a Jump game? :3

"A Jump game is coming to the west!"

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTT?!?!?
Jesus, and here I was thinking that we'd NEVER get a Jump game released over here because of how much of a licensing clusterfuck it would be. Well, good for BandaiNamco for overcoming all of that for the fans. I keep finding new reasons to love these guys.

Neronium:

RaikuFA:

So glad theres another Bobobo fan on here. Sad Viz gave it the same love as Nick gave Invader Zim.

I'm upset that the Anime was never finished in itself. It literally ended right before the last 2 major arcs. What makes me even sader is I can't find places to read them, nor have people ever translated the second Bobobo series: Shinzetsu (True Theory) Bobobo. T^T

Yeah, that's the only thing I don't like about the series: it's damn near impossible to find. I've even gone to book stores looking to straight-up buy the manga but I've yet to find a store that has the entire series. u.u

Just a random bit: this will always be my favorite Bobobo attack:

image

I'm not even a huge Yugi fan, I just think it's hilarious that he had anothing Shonen character hiding in his afro. :3

RJ 17:

Neronium:

RaikuFA:

So glad theres another Bobobo fan on here. Sad Viz gave it the same love as Nick gave Invader Zim.

I'm upset that the Anime was never finished in itself. It literally ended right before the last 2 major arcs. What makes me even sader is I can't find places to read them, nor have people ever translated the second Bobobo series: Shinzetsu (True Theory) Bobobo. T^T

Yeah, that's the only thing I don't like about the series: it's damn near impossible to find. I've even gone to book stores looking to straight-up buy the manga but I've yet to find a store that has the entire series. u.u

Just a random bit: this will always be my favorite Bobobo attack:

image

I'm not even a huge Yugi fan, I just think it's hilarious that he had anothing Shonen character hiding in his afro. :3

Apparently Kanzuki was as estactic as a schoolgirl when he heard that the guy who made BoBoBo wanted to put his character in his manga that way.

Also I hear the sequel series wasn't as good, it apparently focused less on humor and more on story which turned fans away.

Also, the anime got canned cause parents complained about it being too violent.

Neronium:

RaikuFA:

So glad theres another Bobobo fan on here. Sad Viz gave it the same love as Nick gave Invader Zim.

I'm upset that the Anime was never finished in itself. It literally ended right before the last 2 major arcs. What makes me even sader is I can't find places to read them, nor have people ever translated the second Bobobo series: Shinzetsu (True Theory) Bobobo. T^T

Wait... WHAT?! So, the anime's "ending" wasn't just a parody of how certain endings just end abruptly and shit?! THE FUCK!!

RJ 17:
Just a random bit: this will always be my favorite Bobobo attack:

image

I'm not even a huge Yugi fan, I just think it's hilarious that he had anothing Shonen character hiding in his afro. :3

Still have my copy of the manga which features that particular page... Still a fucking awesome moment in said manga...

OT: Well, this game's going to be a "must-buy" in my books...
*realizes he lacks a PS4*
Well, time to add it to my list of "must-buy PS4 games", then...

FPLOON:
Wait... WHAT?! So, the anime's "ending" wasn't just a parody of how certain endings just end abruptly and shit?! THE FUCK!!

Yep. Toei Animation cancelled it, right before the last 2 arcs too. The next two arcs were to show Bobobo's other siblings, primarily his older brother Bebebe, who was briefly shown in the anime, and his sister Bububu who looks like Denbo but has a different Hair-Fist ability.

The roster is impressively expansive, though I wish there were more villains available. A game that would let me fight with, say, Ulquiorra, Crocodile, and Kabuto would take my money so fast the universe would collapse. >.<

Younger Toguro was also a strange choice for the third slot in YYH, though I'll take him, sure!

Still, I'm getting more and more impressed by niche Japanese titles making it westward of late. especially on the vita. I hope this trend continues. my library for the handheld keeps on a'growin.

I don't even like most shonen anime, but this sounds awesome.

On one hand, I can't say that I really care for this at all. But, on the other hand, any game that tasks me with beating the snot out of Dragon Ball and Naruto characters still has major inherent interest.

Kenjitsuka:
"Characters from Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, Gintama, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, and more will battle it out in the J-Adventure Story mode to determine which character is strongest"

This has the same problem as INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US: It makes no sense. I don't know the full roster, but it seems pretty likely Goku will be the strongest by far. He can blink out entire galaxies with one attack. Is impervious to nearly any damage. Vaporize planets with a fart...

So, even though I love Kenshin, Kenshin vs Goku is basically Harley Quinn vs Superman. A human against a near god. First punch leaves the human torn in half within a literal tenth of a microsecond.

No if anybody is going to be overpowered simply by their source material it's going to be Medeka. Her entire schtick is that she is literally perfect and can immediately copy and perfect anything she sees somebody else do effortlessly. Amusingly enough she's an interesting character despite her mary sue status since not all abilities can actually be or shouldn't be perfected such as talking to people (can't) and killer instincts (shouldn't)

My point is that if she saw Goku flying around and blasting stuff in person she would instantly be able to do everything he can but better meaning he would be screwed.

 

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