J-Stars Victory VS gets new playable characters and screens

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I’m not as big an anime fan as I am with comic books, but even I have to appreciate the sheer scale of some of the fights I’ve seen in that medium. And a game that is pretty much a pub argument based on those fights starring several of those characters? Consider my enthusiasm to have gone full BANKAI then.

J-Stars Victory VS already has plenty of characters inside of it from maverick ninja Uzumaki Naruto through to mentally retarded pirate king candidate Monkey D Luffy. According to a scan from Shonen Jump magazine via AGB, the game will also be sporting a few new antagonist fighters in the form of:

  • Frieza – Dragon Ball Z
  • Madara Uchiha – Naruto
  • Akainu – One Piece
  • Makoto Shishio – Rurouni Kenshin

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No word yet on whether they’ll be full fighters or support-based characters, but I’ll let you know as soon as I learn to read Japanese. Moving on, here’s a bunch of new screens to gawk at:

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So far J-Stars Victory VS is looking like a pretty balanced game. Character transformations such as Ichigo using his hollow form or Goku’s death metal screamin’ Super-Saiyan power-up. The character roster is looking pretty massive so far now, and includes fighters from popular manga comics such as Naruto, Dragon Ball, Bleach, Toriko, Gintama, Medaka Box,Beezlebub and Saint Seiya.

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Combat consists of up to four players going head to head in a stylee that is similar to Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale, with combat on a 3D arena field. The first player to score three knockouts wins a match. As usual, arena attacks and strategy will playa  vital role. Which probably means that I’ll be headbutting my controller in a frantic attempt to win.

A release date of March 19 is on the cards for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita for this game.

Last Updated: January 16, 2014

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