Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. Announced By Capcom For August

By Ishaan . July 14, 2012 . 10:06pm

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is making a proper comeback this year with a new anime series scheduled for airing in Japan this October, and not one but two fighting games.


One of these is Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, a new fighter developed by Naruto Shippduden: Ultimate Ninja Storm developer, CyberConnect 2. You can find a trailer for that game here. The other is Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver., an HD re-release of Capcom’s 1998 fighting game, which the publisher announced at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend.


Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will be upgraded with HD visuals and Capcom say the updated game will also contain online features comparable to Super Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.


Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will be released on Xbox Live on August 21st and PlayStation Network on August 22nd for 1600 MSP and $19.99 respectively. No official screens or footage are available yet, but we’ll keep an eye out for them.

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  • Herok♞

    Wow that is great news for fans, plus it gives a little more hope the other game will come to the U.S. and Europe.

  • urbanscholar

    I’m really glad that this is real and happening as a Jojo fan. My main concern is the time Capcom choose to release it. It’s in the shadows of Persona 4 Arena, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and DOA5.

    • akeboshi

      Anyone who’s a fan of anime and fightan games will be sure to pick it up.
      As for competitive play, it’s not like it’s gonna be a complete revival for the game, just a few side-tournaments here and there.

      • urbanscholar

        honestly I doubt if it even amounts to that.

  • I own the game on CPS-3 and think lot of people has unfortunately missed this perl.

    Game features were originally very fresh and stands system brings more deepness to it.

    The game has been supervised by Haraki himself and even it is a versus fighting , fans will be happy to see tons of easter eggs and his unique style through it.

    Also this is probably the opportunity to get a perfect version since the most complete one is actually the DC Matchin Service version.

    (Missing chars for Dreamcast 1st version and i remember correct Bonus modes)

  • Since it was announced in the Comic-Con, is there a chance to this to come overeseas? The original did if I’m not wrong, too bad I didn’t get the chance to play it. This will be it then!

    • This is for overseas. It was announced by Capcom USA. The August date is for North America. :)

      •  Oh, that’s awesome then :D. I’m buying it :), though the 1600MSP seems a bit pricey…but It’s JoJo so it will be worth it.

  • Muffum

    As much as I want to play this game, I can’t help but feel the price a bit steep. Okami I can understand, since it’s only 5 or so years old, but this game is nearly 15 years old; no matter how much polish the graphics have, $20 seems too much to ask. Heck, didn’t 3rd Strike Online go for less?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Well……. because this game is pure goodness.^^

  • Internet is Crash

    Petshop anyone?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Time to go MUDADADADADA Again here.^^ IN HD too!!!^^

    Vanilla Ice, one of the most bad ass foes even though he is not the main boss in the arc there.^^ Here i come baby.^^

  • Roberto Armando Iraheta

    20 bucks? Ouch. Guess we all have to pay for the licensing fees. No matter, everyone owes to themselves to experience such a original and fantastic game. It’s by far the best manga game EVER MADE! I’m not even kidding. So much attention to detail it makes me giggle with glee.

  • thundergodCN

    Dio: Could have ruled the world but got star platinumed in the knee.
    (well little under but close enough) 

  • Chow


  • Tales_of_Master

    And the good news just keeps coming :D

  • dahuuuundge

    please don’t ruin it with dlc
    please don’t lock out characters in the original game and remarket them as premium dlc
    please don’t cut out soundtracks from the original game and sell them as add-ons

    • d19xx

      please don’t give capcpom any ideas

  • Tales_of_Master

    While they’re at it, why don’t they release “Ougon No Kaze” on the PSN and localize it since that was their intention originally. You know…to celebrate JoJo’s 25th anniversary :D

    • Guest

      Was just gonna say that too.  And Phantom Blood…

  • Alex Cattaneo

    19.99 for an old game ? and people even buy it? OMG!

    • Pipiskin99

      so what? i buy retro games for 70-200$, and?
      plus this time it’s a HD remake of a great game and if it’s gonna have online then even better

      • revenent hell

        Yes I myself have bought “old” games for well over 100$+…what a fan of a game will pay hu?:)

    • Have you seen the millions of people buying Legend of Zelda 3DS, a port of a THIRTEEN year old game, at full price?

      • Guest

        Thats a vast and deep game though. This should be $9.99…$15 at most. 

        • Roubjon

          Really bad excuse, bro.

        • Fighting games like Jojo among others can get pretty vast and deep.  It’s completely subjective.

    • revenent hell

      There are fans of  any game,im not one of them here to be honest but i dont think 20$ for a HD remake is to bad honestly…
      As far as it being an old game…ive spent alot of money on old games well over 100$ and still get happy to find the game I just bought is being ported/remade for another device I dont think its any different for the fans of JoJo’s im sure they are pretty stoked to get an HD version of a game they think is great/awesome and who knows at a 20$ tag it might even bring in a few more fans since its now updated and not “old”…..
      While I understand why people think it should be cheaper I dont think 20$ is a bad price all arround .

    • As I always say when this sort of discussion comes up, age is not indicative of quality. If a game is damn good then let it be priced accordingly. Quality speaks for itself, and as many of the comments here seem to indicate Jojo’s quality seems to mark it worth $20 to many.

      Edit –
      I know, I shouldn’t feed the trolls.

  • monk_123

    THERE IS GOD AFTER ALL! This is so bizarre, since after playing the game on ggpo with a friend last night, I told him, “Man, how I wish they ported the game to PSN/LIVE…” A day later and I see this. Please let it have good netcode!!!

  • Guest
  • Za Warudo!!!

  • Mildra

    Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure has always been one of those games i’ve wanted to at least try out, but circumstance has repeatedly screwed me over on.

    so for those who have played this one, what am I missing out on? (trans: pitch it to me based solely on gameplay).

    • Laharl

      The best story mode in a fighting game, ever, period.

      • Mildra

        While I technically said ‘gameplay’, I’ll let that one slide. Still, I need details on the game high points. I *want* to get into it, but I need more than “its great because it is”.

  • Göran Isacson

    20 bucks is a pretty steep one, but I guess that licensing costs extra? Whatever the case may be it IS pretty sweet to see Jojo get a revival right now, and I honestly had NO idea there was an anime coming! Think I’ma check this one out when it drops, especially if it might help the West get their hands on the CyberConnect2 game… unlikely as that may be.

    • Zonic505

      Yeah, I think they had to deal with extra legal stuff considering not only did they have to get the rights to publish the game again, but they had to do so while Namco is making that new JoJo game. I can’t think of a time where two companies were making a licensed game based off the same franchise at the same time. Honestly, it’s kind of amazing this is getting a re-release. Yeah, I kind of agree it’s a bit expensive (I would’ve paid $15 gladly), but I guess it’s to make up for all the legal loopholes they had to (Shonen) jump through.

  • Nitraion

    While i love to see my chilhood era to comeback but i agree $ 20 is little too much i forget this is capcom property to ^^” Well hope that CC2 develop newer game but they don’t have capcom flag under it otherwise it’s just like asura’s warth all over again

  • Istillduno

    Please let these “online feautures” not include shoddy netcode, this game needs ggpo netcode, people managed to give it that for free before so for the price they are asking Capcom has no excuse not to use it.

    • Exkaiser

      SFIII Online used GGPO, didn’t it? This should, too.

      • Code

        Not sure what happened with 3rd Strike but hopefully it’s better then that… it’s online isn’t what I’d call good from my experience >__o>

        • Exkaiser

          Looking it up, 3rd Strike did use GGPO, which is supposed to be pretty good.

          Maybe it was just you?

          • Code

            @Exkaiser:disqus @Istillduno:disqus @Asura:disqus Oh I know it uses GGPO, but there is something not right with it’s online, I’ve played it quiet regularly with a friend, and you can check around it’s not just me. My guess is the way it automatically selects the delay unlike Skullgirls. Because often in matches particularly if both characters are full screen, you get a very distracting “hop” where the character will flick from one position to another, with no frames, extremely annoying.

            On top of that a lot of issues like getting multiple win soundclips played when at low health opo; At least from my personal experience the online for 3rd Strike, something’s not right. Online does have “less” input lag then SSF4, and other Capcom fighters, but the distracting visual quirks are just as damaging. Skullgirls used GGPO and it works just fine… so I get a feeling it’s other factors.

          • While 3S Online did use GGPO, the company that ported it (can’t even remember the name.) apparently did a shoddy job of implementing it, thus still creating a terrible experience. At least this is what I can gather from TechTalk peeps and the like.

            I think the hope here is that not only would Jojo’s use GGPO, but that it would also be implemented by a capable software team so that the netcode is indeed “flawless”*. * Or as close as we can get on net capable fighting games.

        • Istillduno

           The way SFIV and MvC3’s netcode works is delaying your inputs while the video being kept smooth is a priority, leading people who never try to combo/block/react to anything to believe it is lagless and the best netcode ever.

          GGPO on the other hand sometimes has issues with frames skipping/rollback/ect. on a bad connection but when you press a button or direction it is pressed when you press it, leaving the gameplay itself a lot smoother and if you do prefer the input delay for whatever reason, you can set it to use that on your end.

          • Asura

            That’s why in Skullgirls you can set your buffer frame from 0 to 5 to deal with differing connections.

  • Hey hey! Awesome news! Now I don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for a hard copy.

  • Byron Cifuentes

    Holy Crap this game comes out on my 28th Birthday.  I still have my PSX copy of Jojo I got when I was 16….


  • Byron Cifuentes

    You’re welcome!

  • Spirit Macardi

    I’m hoping this is a sign that the new CC2 game will receive an English release as well.

    If so, then I demand that Dio be voiced by Tim Curry (If you’ve seen the abridged series, you’ll know why x3)

    • Byron Cifuentes

       Hello no!

      Ok if they give the jp dub as well, then you can have your Tim Curry…But only if that happens!

  • DuskSharkEX

    I wonder, will it have the PS1 version’s super story mode?

  • $20 is too much for a digital port of a fighting game.  I’ll go for $15, but for $20, forget it.  Skullgirls was only $15 and that game was amazing.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    lol may as well ask for the game to be free if you got a issue paying 5 bucks more -_-.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Yes! I always wanted to play this.

  • is this based on just the arcade ver or the PS/DC?

  • Finally I got to log in.  Now then, as someone who play the hell out of the PS1 version of the game with my brothers even when we understood little English this is something I’m looking for. This and the CC2 games are a sure addition to my game collection.

    If they can make the game close to the arcade like the Dreamcast version and add the story plus other new things like they did for SFIII:TS like unlocking art, sketches, moves, etc this would be even better. But if they include the PS1 stuff that would be nice also. There were a lot of mini games that could be unlocked once you beat them in the story mode (Hyerophan Green and and Silver Chariot ShmUp was one of my favorites)

    In case someone wants a quick recap of the characters here is a video covering Phantom Blood to Stone Ocean:

  • Oh hell yes! Another great title going HD!

  • MvC1 (+ Marvel Super Heroes) this summer on XBLA, and now Jojo’s.

    Man, I just need Vampire Savior and Hokuto no Ken on XBLA(/PSN) and I will be set for life! :O

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