Since its first announcement earlier in the year many more characters have joined the trio, with Ichigo Kurosaki from BLEACH, Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto, and Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin, as displayed above. The first promotional video promptly released and announced two more characters.
And now more and more characters have been announced, some of which are female. The majority of these characters are support characters while Boa Hancock from One Piece will be playable. Additionally, some villain characters from popular Jump series will be appearing in the game and also be playable. Check out some of the magazine scans below:
To date here is a list/roster of all the announced characters:
Son Goku (Dragon Ball)
Vegeta (Dragon Ball)
Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
Boa Hancock (One Piece)
Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
Ichigo Kurosaki (BLEACH)
Himura Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin)
Gintoki Sakata (Gintama)
Kankichi Ryotsu (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari K?en-mae Hashutsujo)
Gon Freecss (Hunter ×x Hunter)
Yusuke Urameshi (YuYu Hakusho)
Taro Yamada (Chinyuuki -Tarou to Yukaina Nakama-tachi)
Medaka Kurokami (Medaka Box)
Jaguar Junichi (Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar)
Misogi Kumagawa (Medaka Box)
Rukia Kuchiki (BLEACH)
Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)
Lala Satalin Deviluke (To Love-Ru)
Chitoge Kirisaki (Nisekoi)
Also, check out the latest trailer for the game:
Namco Bandai Games has announced that the game will release on March 19th 2014 on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in Japan. The game will cost 7,980¥ (~$80 USD) and 6,980¥ (~$70 USD) for the PS3 and Vita’s version respectively. A limited edition version of the game will also be available for purchase titled J-Stars Victory Vs. Anime Sound Edition. This edition will contain 21 licensed anime theme songs that can be played in the background during fights; it will cost 10,980¥ (!$110 USD) PS3 and 9,980¥ (!$100 USD), an extra $30 compared to the normal versions.
A lot of in screenshots of the game has also surfaced:
There may be hints of an international release of the game as earlier in the year Namco Bandai Games Europe registered the domain Awakened-Legends-Vs.com. While this may be hinting that the game will be releasing outside Japan, the domain registration is not concrete information and confirmation that the game will be localised.
J-Stars Victory Vs. will be out in Japan on March 19th next year for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The game is a 4 player brawler in a 3D arena, set in many iconic Shonen Jump worlds and environments. There is no confirmation on a localised release. The roster of characters is expected to grow with a final count of character not mentioned, DLC characters have also not been mentioned.
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