Project Versus J, The “Ultimate Jump Game,” Stars Luffy, Goku And Toriko

By Ishaan . December 5, 2012 . 7:30am

Namco Bandai announced not one, but two projects via Shounen Jump magazine this week. The first is One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (see here); the other is Project Versus J, which is described as the “ultimate Jump game”.


The magazine’s report shows One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy, Dragon Ball Z’s Goku and Toriko’s Toriko as characters that will make an appearance in Project Versus J.


A platform and release date have yet to be announced, but Project Versus J isn’t the first Jump magazine crossover game. A few years ago, Nintendo published Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars for the Nintendo DS, both of which were crossover fighting games featuring characters from manga that serializes in the Shounen Jump magazine.

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  • Robert Leonardi

    DON ? just without naruto and with toriko instead ? sounds fun

    • zferolie

      I liked DON. it was a fun game, but hampered by some aspects

    • JonathanisPrimus

      Battle Stadium T.O.D.

      • More like Battle Stadium D.O.T.

  • malek86

    I guess it will be for PS3. Well, let’s hope it’s better than Battle Stadium DON. Although admittedly I didn’t play it, I never exactly heard good things about that game.

    • zferolie

      Try DON out. Yes it wasn’t the best, but it was fun. Think of it like a combination of smash and PSASBR. The point of the game is to deplete everyone’s super meter till you have all of it.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      I would lean with a console, however I dont think Id rule out a versus and ps3 release for it…

    • ronin4life

      I say, if it is anything like Ultimate Stars, 3DS. After all, Many, MANY of JUMPS target audience is in the same 13~18 demographic that 3ds seems to have so much content for, and it is the current hot system.
      The “PV” in the pic just screams “HINT” though… O.o;

  • Silky

    No Jojo, no sale.

    • zferolie

      the game was JUST announced. We have no idea if it will just be these 3 series, or include all of jump….


  • zferolie

    I see this as a PS3 game as well, MAYBE also a Wii U game. No chance of this being on the xbox.

    That being said, I can see this being a huge game. Make it play like DON, the Naruto games, or the new JoJo game, it will be awesome however it is.

    I wonder if this will just be these series, or include all of jump.

    • malek86

      I doubt it will be a Wii U game, the platform is too young at this point. Also the PS3 probably hits closer at home with the anime community.

      • zferolie

        I agree. I was just saying there is a slight chance. Most likely this is a PS3 game, given what the models look like

        • komiko12

          Though I agree that it would probably for the PS3, but how on earth did you think it would be not for the PS3 because of how the models look like?

          I think Wii U is capable to have those kinds of models.

          • zferolie

            I meant that I don’t think it will be on the 3DS due to what the models look like. The 3DS can do great graphics, but the game would most likely play like the last jump stars game if it was on the 3DS, meaning high quality sprites. The 3D modles of Luffy’s, Goku’s, and Toriko’s faces make me think of the naruto games or the JoJo game.

  • JonathanisPrimus

    Anything but 3DS and Wii U. I’d like to be able to play this game without importing a Japanese console.

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      We can have it downloaded, or ask Nintendo for an update to unlock this problem.

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        It’s already too late for the 3DS. I emailed them about making the 3DS region locked:
        Thanks for contacting us. I can confirm that the Nintendo 3DS is tailored for use in different regions, which means that devices and games purchased or downloaded in one specific region
        will only work in that region. That said, this region locking will remain in place for the life of the system.

        Not sure if it’s the truth or lying though

        • Norman Fong Ochoa

          If you’re not sure, why do you mind on posting this?

          • MrSirFeatherFang

            Well it is an email from a Nintendo employee. I do trust that I was told the truth, but maybe not others.

    • It is for ps3 and ps vita, sorry if you already know :)

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Darn why no Saiki Psi Kusuo, Hungry Joker’s Haichi, Haikyuu!!’s Hinata, or Kuro-sensei from Assassination Classroom (well Id prefer Karma kun or Nagisa).

    Seems good hopefully Ichigo is in this!

    • komiko12

      It would make no sense if an “Ultimate Jump game” would not feature Ichigo as he is the main character of Bleach, one of their top titles.

      I hope Tsuna from Reborn would be in (even if KHR is finished). I would be surprised if Kuroko from Kuroko no Basket would appear.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Ah yes Neo Vongola Primo is a must and Kuroko’s cyclone pass.

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      Maybe because theses series are still young… and I mean, they doesn’t even have anime series as for now…
      I wanna follow them.

  • Cephrien

    All I know is that Allen Walker better be up in this.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Take my money…..

  • Klaus00


  • Fidelis

    I’m thinking it’s gonna be something along the lines of “Battle Stadium: D.O.T”
    Which is a pity because I was hoping that the next one would be D.O.B or N.O.B, but bleach just HAD to get knocked out of the top 3..

  • Koji Kabuto

    I would really love to see Neuro, Medaka and Kuro Sensei in the game, not only the usual shonen characters.

  • Namuro

    Wow, Toriko sure is getting more popular, he’s up there representing Shounen Jump alongside Goku and Luffy now. That’s awesome!

    Judging from the graphic style, it looks like the game is going to be on the PS3. But I’m more curious about the combat system, more than the platform it’s heading to, and the character roster, of course. I hope they really dig out some of my childhood favourites like Wingman, Taruruto-kun, Dragon Quest’s Dai, Lucky Man, Tar-chan, Shadow Lady… Oh man, there’s so many on the wish list… I doubt any of them will be on the game though, sigh…

    • I don’t know if it has anything to do with popularity. More likely it’s just the tone of the series. DBZ, One Piece, and Toriko all have very familiar vibes, and both DBZ and Toriko have had cross overs with One Piece.

      In Oricon’s 2012 manga rankings, One Piece, Naruto, and Kuroko’s Basketball were the top sellers, while Toriko didn’t even break the top ten.

  • Minos

    I hope this time they use the 5 Saints instead of just Seiya.

    Oh well, at least Seiya was one of the best characters on the game to the point of being overpowered.

  • Going to be 3DS. These type of games in Japan sell better on the portable systems and it’s cheaper to produce. I’d be surprised if it’s anything else.

  • Cool if this is a spirtual sequel to the Jump games on DS this will make me tempted to buy a import 3DS. I only have the first Jump game though but it was awesome.
    I”m terribly behind on all things Shonen Jump though, so I don’t know most of the newcomers…

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      It depends.
      If the game is not developed by Ganbarion -which developed the Jump games- then the mechanics would be different.

  • Hinataharem

    This is honestly not a console complaint, but I really don’t want it on a region locked console like 3DS. It damn sure won’t be localized, but I would love to play it.

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      I started thinking…
      If the game were downloadable on our continent, is it possible for most people to download it?

  • StarWarudo

    Needs more Jotaro and Kenshiro. Hope they show up sometime in the future.

  • Zonic505

    Seriously hope this is on PS3 or Vita so we can import it. In any case, wonder if it’ll be similar to the DS games (which I could totally see working on the Wii U, just replace the touch screen with the Gamepad & there ya go!), but cannot wait to see a trailer for this.

  • heartless141

    OH GOD if this is a JUS sequel i’m buying a 3DS!!

  • They could use Hajime no Ippo’s Ippo =]

  • Kalis Konig

    …Jump Super Stars 3…for 3DS? Lets us hope!…..Damn you Nintendo for region Lock!

  • No Naruto ? Well, thats becoming quite interesting.

  • soulz

    Omg if this is a sequel to jump ultimate stars ……just no black komas lol.

  • Spirit Macardi

    A crossover game between Shounen Jump properties, and Naruto is nowhere to be seen?! Count me in :D

    • DemonKingAsura

      You do realise it’s meant to be the ultimate Jump title right? It will have him in it, it’s just One Peice, Dragonball and Toriko were the first seriesa announced for it.
      And Stop being an ass about not liking Naruto, please. It’s impolite to the people that do like the series (myself included).

      • Spirit Macardi

        Umm, did I say anything degrading to fans? Did I even say anything about the quality of the series itself? Nope, don’t think I did.

        In fact, I like Naruto… The Abridged Comedy Fandub Spoof Series Show that is x3

        • Christopher Nunes

          Um… it’s the fact you said “and Naruto is nowhere to be seen?! Count me in” was the degrading and disrespecting part. You made it sound like you HATED Naruto and glad he isn’t going to be in it… which in a sense is an indirect way of thinking the Naruto fans that Naruto sucks.

          No offense.

          • Spirit Macardi

            Actually a big reason I like it is because of Toriko and Luffy.

            And yeah, the concept that Naruto isn’t going to be in it does interest me since I don’t think its melodrama would fit with the more zany tone of the two series I just mentioned.

            However, if the simple idea that someone you don’t even know happens to dislike something that you enjoy is enough to offend you on some level, then you seriously need to take a step back and re-evaluate your priorities.

          • Christopher Nunes

            True… it an opinion, no end to tear someone apart about it.

    • ragingmerifes

      You liked the game because it doesn’t have Naruto? You MONSTER. You should stop bashing, killing and kidnapping poor fans just because you absolutely HATE the best anime in the world! If you don’t like Naruto, I respect it, but I think you should keep your opinion to yourself and DIE!!!
      And yes, I was being sarcastic.

    • Ignas

      I’m not the big fan of Naruto myself, but it is a big series both in Japan and in the states, so I don’t see a reason for [developers] to not include it since it would probably boost up the sales.

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    OH MY GAAAAWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Localization’s gonna be a….. u.u

  • ivanchu77

    I hope it gets a Vita or ps3 version, I don´t want to deal with the shitty region lock

  • raymk

    Do we even know if that’s all the characters? It doesn’t seem like it is but who knows. I also hope its not on 3ds but it probably is and with region locking this is pretty much a done deal.

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      If we sign a petition to have this game downloadable in our continent, it can solve this problem?

  • KyoyaHibari

    Seeing how the consoles haven’t been announced yet, I imagine it wouldn’t be deemed inappropriate as to what we HOPE the console will be for this game. That being said, I’m hoping a nice Vita or Ps3 game (import purposes help too) and for some newer SJ series to be added in like Nura, Psyren, Tegami Bachi (even though it’s Square now), more Ninku (now Ultra), Mx0 (haven’t read it but it sounds pretty interesting and I liked Pretty Face) and perhaps some older ones.

  • Herok♞

    Well seeing as its called Project Versus J I am expecting everyone from Jump to be in it (yes for the haters the game is going to include Naruto, he’s to large of a character for them not to use ), this is great I have Ultimate Stars and feel that it needs a roster update.

  • konsama

    Sounds so promising, as long as it won’t end up as another Dynasty Warriors-like button masher. Next thing is that it won’t go to Nintendo consoles, because i’d like to play it.

  • ragingmerifes

    Since there is SNK Vs. Capcom, why isn’t a Jump Vs. Gangan? Come on: Luffy fighting Edward Elric. You KNOW you want it.

    • Norman Fong Ochoa

      Because these are not Video Game developers, but RATHER magazines owned by DIFFERENT editorials, so it’s just as possible as seeing an One Piece and Fairy Tail crossover in one magazine or channel… you understand.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Would be awesome if its get localized….Would be

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Jump Ultimate Stars 2 babyyyy. Gimme mah Gintama characters!

  • Tails the Foxhound

    If this is a Jump crossover and not just DOT like I think it is then I’m down. I hope Train Hartnet and Kenshin are in this. Obviously need some Naruto in there too.

  • Internet is Crash

    If this is a sequel to JUS, this will be reason why I need to get a Japanese 3DS. I need me to see some Altered God Medaka, Super Milk Time Oga, and that other form Gon O___O

    • Aisha Lee

      Hope this is a squel to JUS so I can make a team out of the two over-the-top, power house, main female leads of this year. Kurokami Medaka and Otonashi Kiruko.

  • Göran Isacson

    Meanwhile Ichigo hangs around there in the background being all “guuyyys I used to be one of the big three! Let me do just a cameo guuys don’t leave me to Kubo’s plot twiiiists”…

    But no one listens. It is already to late for him.

    At least that may be the case if this will be like that DON-game and just focus on a few Jump franchises, and not like Jump Super Stars and include ALL OF THE HEROES EVER. I’m personally hoping for the latter, as I have never really been too fond of Dragon Ball fighting games. For all the wonderful things about Dragonball Z I have to admit, the different fighters are NOT very different or fun to play as in the games I’ve played so far, so I’d much prefer different franchises with a wide variety of fighters with different powers in them.

  • Interesting. These three also share a reputation of being big eaters.

  • jugun

    Hoping it’s for the Ps3/360,Vita also,Let’s get some Saint Seiya and Allen Walker up in this,Jojo’s too but I look forward to it’s own fighting game,I hope they can make a fighting style for Kira from Death Note,I want a troll character to play

  • JoJo_649

    Include Jotaro Kujo and is a day 1 sale from me.

  • anthony apduhan

    will this be like D.O.N./Jump Ultimate? or like MVC?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      It will be closer to Jump Super Star like the old DS.^_^

  • Aisha Lee

    Hope this is a new Jump Stars. I need my Buso Renkin, Yu-Yu hakusho, Samurai X, Shaman King, and D.Grayman plus new series to the game like Medaka Box, Blue Exorcist, and Novice Policewoman Kiruko (even though Kiruko is still kind of new in the manga world).

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      I would love to play as Kumagawa lol.^_^

      • Aisha Lee

        Throwing Screws at people would by Epic!

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          You mean screwing people right?^_^

          • Aisha Lee

            Even better. X3

    • heartless141

      Though i wonder what woudl happen to those that are not in SJ anymore, like Dgrayman and To Loveru

      • Aisha Lee

        I guess it depends. It would be strange if the took out D.grayman and To Loveru just because it switch from weekly to monthly (and seeing how Shonen Jump and Jump Q are both own by Shueisha, I don’t see why anyone shouldn’t have a chance) But seeing how there is little info now this game, I guess its just safe to speculate for now.

  • Abhishek Posooa

    Please, make on on the Vita!!
    This console really needs a boost so this game and the new One Piece will really help it.

  • drexxia

    awesome, but i wish there were more characters too, actually a new expanded Jump game would be great

  • Detrimont

    c’mon Clare(claymore) and Allen(d. gray-man), they used to be in shonen jump(they’re Jump SQ now)

    Gon and Gintoki will probably be in it as well

    • heartless141

      if this is indeed a JUS sequel, then Gon and Gin is already in there.

      I want Lala from To Love-ru, Bakuman (support is fine) Anyone from Beelzebub and Medaka Box.

      soooo many to list x_x

  • RablaAndrews

    Vita Vita Vita Vita Vita Vita Vita Vita Vita…..

  • YuSooKey

    I’d like to see special unlockables like Niizuma Eiji from Bakuman.

    • Ignas

      I see how that would work. He could draw the characters like Crow and make them fight ! Similar to Yugi in jump ultimate stars.

  • Romangelo Perez

    Hope its a battle royale of jump again and not just those 3
    i crabe for some Hitman Reborn game

  • Sam Park


  • Barzh

    Seiya better be up in this biatch

  • Andrew Truong

    3 Koma Trunks, 3 Kona Sena and 3 Koma Seiya gave me nightmares :S…

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