Namco Bandai “looking into” JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure localization - Gematsu
Namco Bandai “looking into” JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure localization
posted on 10.13.12 at 04:25 PM EST by (@salromano)
CyberConnect2's PS3 fighter might make it overseas.

Namco Bandai is considering a western release for its upcoming CyberConnect 2-created JoJo fighter JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, development studio boss Hiroshi Matsuyama has said.

“Right now, we are looking into a North American and European release,” Matsuyama-san told Gematsu at Comic-Con in New York. “But we’re still investigating.”

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is due for PlayStation 3 in Japan next year. Look forward to our full interview with Matauyama-san this weekend.

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  • xMCXx

    I don’t know much about Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, but I kinda want to play this.
    Since it’s CC2-made.

    • Then read the manga by scans or watch the anime!

      This game will have major SPOILERS!!

      • xMCXx

         I know, I started to read scans but they’re shitty translations.

  • PrinceHeir

    fucking yes!!!!!!

    hopefully the roster will be just as big as tekken tag 2!!!

    don’t care if it takes up to Fall 2013 or 2014 just make the roster as big for the 25th Anniversary :P

    you have 8 arcs to choose from, there’s no excuse no to include AT LEAST 40 characters.

    Bad and Good side :P

    don’t really care about the naming, they won’t change the VA’s way of saying so it’s fine either way :P

    oh and Dual Audio too in case you decide to add english audio.

  • you guys should also check the new animation!! xD

    • PrinceHeir

      it’s freaking awesome :D

  • MrKappa

    Namco Bandai usually seems allergic to localizing games so I wonder how this is gonna go down.
    And Sony will sadly block a disc release on their system if they don’t dub this game.

    • LOOOOL Sony is the most friendly region-free company. Namco Bandai’s games never released in western works perfectly on a european PS3!

      You have no idea of what you’re talking about.

  • I say lets have a Vote system on this.

    Yes or No on who would buy this game.

    • Aldridge517

      I might buy it… Used, for $5 >_>

      • Wow you must hate JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure so much. What are the reasons? Maybe none since you probably never read the comic book.

        Or you just hate CyberConnect2? That will be more likely.

        • Aldridge517

          On the contrary, my love for CC2 and japanese manga and anime are the only reasons why I’m interested in this game at all. The reason I refuse to pay full price for it, however is because I don’t feel that I’m getting my money’s worth. 

          I played JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. and it’s just an old school arcade fighter. Pick a character, fight through his story, watch an ending. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle, as far as I’ve seen, is essentially the exact same formula but with a modern makeover. Coincidentally I also have a love for old school arcade fighters which is why I think the HD Ver. is awesome, it’s just not worth $60 and neither is All Star Battle.

          • So you’re telling me you love japanese manga.

            Here’s my question: never heard or read one arc of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure ( Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, Stardust Crusaders which the Capcom ARCADE game is based on, Diamond is Unbreakable, Golden Wind, Stone Ocean, Steel Ball Run)? 

            If you consider a fan of the comic book let me put in a nutshell:

            – characters from the “first” 7 arcs: main characters and villains
            – CC2 assured the Story Mode will be different from what we usually aspect

            JoJo is a real underrated masterpiece full of awesome musical references (a Stand named Killer Queen it’s an Homage like all the rest, not offensive as some people think), it deserves to be known.  

            I also want to point out that only in Japan were released two JoJo beat em up based on 5th and 1st part for the PS2

            • Aldridge517

              I read Phantom Blood and skimmed though Stardust Crusaders. CC2 can say what they want about the game, what matters to me is the final product.

              • Then wait for the final product…instead of shouting “I’ll give my 5$ for a used copy of a game not released yet”.CC2 is not Capcom, huh. And this ISN’T AN ARCADE PORT.

                BTW Battle Tendency and Diamond is Unbreakable are both awesome, keep reading dude ;)

    • It’s not a childish survey put on a random news source by a random user (no offense) that will decide the release of a game. 

      JoJo deserves to be known, so let it be.

      • With the animation coming it’s very possible that it will become the next big anime in america.