Publisher Bandai Namco Games have announced at Jump Festa 2015 that the Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump crossover game, J-Stars Victory VS+, will be releasing in Europe and North America on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and, for the first time, PlayStation 4 in Summer 2015.
J-Stars Victory VS+ is a crossover arena fighter between some of the most popular original manga and anime published in Weekly Shonen Jump and V Jump. The game was produced for the magazine’s 45th anniversary and 20th anniversary respectively, and is developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco Games. There are over 30 playable characters and 10 support characters from series such as Dragon Ball, Naruto, Toriko, Medaka Box, YuYu Hakusho, Nisekoi and much more. It is a 3D arena fighting game where up to 4 players at a time can duke it out to become the best Shonen Jump character of all time. The main mode of the game is a 2v2 battle system where players can use combination attacks together to unleash the ultimate move. The game will support 2 players offline and 4 player online mayhem.
The international release of the game will have a new Arcade mode similar to any other fighting game. With all the crossovers, there is a story mode unique to the game combining all the characters and rivalries into one story. You will be able to visit many of the iconic locations from the various Shonen Jump series, such as Planet Namek, Alabasta and Konoha.
Bandai Namco have released the first set of screenshots, strangely enough the majority of them are in 4K resolution:
A small teaser video was also released at Jump Festa 2015:
J-Stars Victory VS+ is the third game in the Jump Stars series of games, following Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars that released on the Nintendo DS in 2005 and 2006. The game was originally released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Japan on March 19 this year. Due to issues with licensing, the game was unable to be published for Europe and North America, but with the new announcement, this will be the first title to unite all the series together to release outside of Japan.
J-Stars Victory VS+ will be releasing in North America and Europe on the Vita, PS3 and the PlayStation 4 in Summer 2015. More information about the game will release next year.