The Difference Between Making Naruto And JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Fighting Games

By Spencer . September 25, 2012 . 2:40pm


CyberConnect2 is developing two fighting games right now. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 goes back to the series roots with one button combos and big boss battles with quick time events. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle goes in a different direction with a more technical approach. Players can trigger stage gimmicks, switch styles, and taunt enemies.


When Siliconera met with CyberConnect2 we asked Hiroshi Matsuyama, CEO of CyberConnect2, how developing the two titles differs.


"I love both, but for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm the age range for fans is so wide using this users are able to watch the scenes," Matsuyama answered.




"On the other hand, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has a very long history, it’s a series that lasted over 25 years. The fans of JoJo are very’"maniac’ and we want to present them with a difficulty that matches their maniac-ness," Matsuyama explained. "If you ask me which series I prefer, JoJo or Naruto, I love them both."




Matsuyama stressed that while JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is more like a traditional fighting game, it isn’t being designed for hardcore fighters either. Matsuyama commented, "I prefer that JoJo will be a game casual users can pick up and play because if you appeal to the maniac users too much it becomes too niche and the people who can play this game become very limited."

  • Domii

    I really wish that for once, CC2 will make a more complex combat system for future Naruto games. It would be much better to actually deliver well thought out combos than just get by on button smashing.  

    • TheGameTagerZ

      Play the 2d naruto games. It has much more depth than you think. Youtube this guy named rockmankb 

      • Domii

        I played almost every Naruto game to date. IMO the Ultimate ninja ones on the Ps2 have brilliant combat, but not enough depth in to it.

        • Asura

           It’s all about NGNT4. It’s incredibly simple yet clearly competitive.

        • Parker Stover

          What about Clash of Ninja 2 and Revolution?  That was legit

    • Shogunreaper

      Would only take a few tweaks here and there to get the fighting system a lot better for the storm series.

      Of course that would mean they they would have to support a game after its been released to fix all the bugs from the updates, but that won’t happen.

  • Budgiecat

    JoJo > Naruto 

  • Demeanor

    As beautiful as they look, Naruto games will ALWAYS get steamrolled by hardcore fighters when it comes to actual fighting gameplay. I understand that the series must also (maybe mainly) attract very very young players, but this is the bane of the series when you consider the actual “worth” of the title: it’s fun – at least at first – lots of collectibles, breathtaking cutscenes, but there is no way a serious player will be hooked to those mechanics for long (‘course, this definitely does NOT look like the devs’ main priority).
    I’ll just keep playing my Arcana Heart III hoping that the devs might one day take the brand into a new direction (maybe with a different game series?).

    • Asura

      Hey bro, people are still hooked on Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 4 to this day.

      If a sequel ever came out with that exact engine but in the current timeline I know many people who would orgasm to death.

    • I loved Arcana Heart III, the main issue was that I could never get good enough to beat anyone in it, and it eventually got boring for me. Same thing goes with Street Fighter. At least Persona 4 and Blazblue while meant for hardcore players of the fighting genre, is still more accessible to players while still having much depth.

  • zferolie

    Am I the only one who wishes for a new Wii Naruto fighter? That was more of a fighter then the current ones. Yes, I love this series as well, but I prefered the Wii/GC ones. Those were a blast.

    Plus I want to be able to play as Anko again.

    • Yeah but sadly that wish won’t come true. Tomy has lost the Naruto license once Taisen Special flopped. The game only sold like 30k….

      I loved those games too, but there wont be any more like them.

      • zferolie

         That’s a shame, though from what I heard, they really didn’t add much new to that last one. what, 2 new characters?

        What they should have done was have both pre and post time skip characters, and have them play differently(I disliked how Shino and Kiba played the same pre and post). Include characters the other game never had(Like the sound 5, Anko, and the other exclusives). I mean, I actually liked some of their made for game only characters. It worked, they were interesting, plus it seemed like a good filler, which if you are making a game based on a series, and want to bring something new, then that’s the best way.

        Then you make it a decently deep fighter. It already was the best 3D anime fighter(one actually based on an anime/manga, not the style) in terms of skill and stuff just improve it. They already had cancels and other things in. Add more moves, maybe more juggle options.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Thank God they didn’t think to make JoJo play like Storm. The Storm games, I love em, but they’re just too simplistic for the kinda crazy required for JoJo.

  • Göran Isacson

    And then they crossover, because I want to see Gai and Killer Bee try to pose like only Joestars can.

  • Leivinia

    >The Difference Between Making Naruto And JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Fighting Games

    Less dattebayo. :V

    • OkamiKing

      More ORA ORA ORA!!!

  • Zal_Yagun

    Wondering which Ninja storm to jump into, Storywise

    last i read of the comic, the team just met sai (when that was new)
    got to the 5 kage summit and the sasuke/danzo fight from Ultimate Ninja Impact.

    kinda stopped reading comics in general (last things i read was Akumetsu, The Breaker , and Zetman) and there is no way in hell im gonna bother watching it , not when the games look amazing. still like to finish what i started though

  • Tales_of_Master

    I love CC2 and I love JoJo, so All-Star Battle is a dream comes true to me. While I don’t care for Naruto and the Storm games, I disagree with the notion that the Storm games are so simplistic because CC2 is incompetent. CC2 has an extremely talented group of people working on their games, the only reason the Storm games are what they’re is because of the targeted audience.

    JJBA All Star Battle on the other hand is looking great, with mechanics and combo system not unlike any other competitive fighter in the market. Still, I know that ASB is not made to be a competitive fighter, and Hiroshi Matsuyama proved me right by saying that they’re still trying to target a broader audience with ASB. With that being said, ASB have the tools to be a viable competitive game if the people wanted it to, even if it’s a little bit too gimmicky compared to the other fighters.

    Can’t wait to see more of ASB, and hopefully CC2 will go back to making RPG games, .hack was really good.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Thank god they are making the Jojo game a reasonably deep fighter. I’m through with the Storm series after Gen, and thankfully, I’m finally through with anything Naruto. :D

  • Paul Rodriguez

    I hope this is as good as the original games. I still play them sometimes on PSone and Dreamcast.

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