Project Versus J Is Like Jump Ultimate Stars, But For PlayStation 3 And Vita

By Spencer . December 11, 2012 . 11:51pm

imageEarly magazine leaks revealed Project Versus J will be for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The first time we saw Project Versus J there was a teaser image of Luffy from One Piece, Goku from Dragon Ball Z, and Toriko from Toriko.


The roster isn’t limited to those three characters. Fans will be able to vote on which Jump heroes they want to see in Project Versus J. Shonen Jump magazine also runs other popular series like Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Gintama, Bleach, and (a long time ago!) Dr. Slump.


Bandai Namco Games is developing Project Versus J and so far the title has only been announced for Japan.

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  • rorschacht

    import time

    • Arcm

      lol you said it sir I honestly can’t wait! : )

    • FUCK YEAH!
      i can already tell this is going to be my number 1 game

  • JonathanisPrimus


  • All. Of. My. Yes. Time for another game to max the time out on. Imported Jump Ultimate Stars and I beat the living shit out of that game.

  • Internet is Crash

    thought it was gonna be on the 3DS. Time to buy a Vita or a PS3 if this game gets released! Hmm to play it on an HDTV or bring it anywhere outside…decisions, decisions…

  • Go2hell66

    well if its gonna be on PS3 and Vita then its most likely gonna be 3D and that completely takes the charm away, nothing like Jump Ultimate Stars.

    still kind of excited for it though.

    • RablaAndrews

      Who the hell says it MUST be in 3D since its on the PS3/Vita? There are plenty of games on both consoles using 2D art.

      • Go2hell66

        i never said it IS gonna be 3D, “i said it will most likely”

      • AyaisMUsikWhore

        That’s what I’m saying. I kind of love the 2d styling of games compared to 3d but if it’s in 3d, I’ll take it too

    • Ace Trainer Chris

      I take it you’ve not seen how absolutely gorgeous the new JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure game looks, have you?

      • Go2hell66

        i’ve seen the game and still prefer the Jojo title on ps1 to the new one, this is just my preference but as i said before 2D games just have certain charm that can’t be re-created in 3D/Cel shaded games.

        and i really dislike cyberconnect games,sure they all look great but they always manage to somehow change their games into some kind of one button mashy type fighter which makes them feel really shallow and thats the exact opposite of what i want for this game.

        • TheGameTagerZ

          It’s not a button mash game. They revealed the combo list a long time ago for Jojo.

          • Go2hell66

            well thats great wish i could say the same for all their other games though :/

          • TheGameTagerZ

            You mean Naruto? Cause all they really made was naruto and Hack. Naruto is a pretty good game and competitive in its own way.

          • Asura

            CC2 Naruto is not competitive in any way.

          • TheGameTagerZ

            How so? Can you beat any player you face? If so then yes it would be very un-competitive for you. One button attack? You can still do a lot with that and do cancels as well. I hate when people like you think this way with no valid reason. It’s very lazy in my opinion.

  • ragingmerifes

    I just hope the roster gets even more absurdly big, even if they have to sacrifice graphics for it. I mean, as much as I like to play with Zoro and Tsuna, I would love to play as someone from Bakuman or from Sket Dance. More obscure characters, please.

    • I hope too, I really want to play non-fighting protagonist as playable characters. (Bakuman, Sket dance, TLRu) coz their also famous. Hopefully their do it..

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Id love to see Bossun and Tsubaki

    • Zonic505

      Holy crap, yes to Bakuman. I could see it being similar to Yami in Super/Ultimate Stars, where he/they can summon different characters from the manga they made.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Id want to see the cast of PCP, Crow, and Detective Trap.

    • Yes, i agree 100%. When the new KOF came out (12, not 13) and we had beautifully draw characters BUT there were so few it made me so sad. More characters even if graphics suffer is the way to go for me.

      I hope games are different and if they are, they should stagger them a few months. Imagine getting the PS3 one and then the Vita one which was different 6 months later?

      Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy

  • Unlimax
  • Christian Wright


  • Will D. Gray-Man characters still get a chance? Feels like the market has forgotten about it by now.

    • raymk

      I don’t know if they can use those characters anymore since the manga is in jump square now. Yes I know its still a part of jump but I still don’t know if they’ll do it sadly.

      • Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Guess we’ll have to see.

        If this is going to be as varied in moves and techniques as JSS/JUS, I’d love to see Allen Walker get to action again. He’s a sweet, likable kid.

        • raymk

          I guess we have to believe because I want my lena lee back :( There’s also like 3 other series that I want out of jump square as well.

      • Pando el Rojo

        Talking about those kind of series, I would love Dark Schneider in the game. They moved Bastard!! to Young Jump, but still, he or Allen can get a chance because they were in Jump.

  • Laith Rem

    Your next post will be “What about Jojo?”

    • z_merquise

      What about Jojo? . . . !?!?!?! How did you predict that? Are you Joseph Joestar!?

      Well, Namco Bandai is already publishing CyberConnect’s JoJo All Star Battle so I’m not sure if the series would still be included here but it would be cool if it is.

      • Actually, I’d say they’re in a perfect position right now to add JoJo to the game; given the current popularity, it could add more “value”.

    • Sheep

      What about Jojo???
      “tries to get wallet from coat*

    • MT1210

      It would be an insult not to include Jojo and it’s 25 years worth of fabulous

    • malek86

      I’m sure Namco is already thinking one move ahead of us.

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      What about Jojo?

  • IshimaruKaito

    im just glad i can IMPORT THIS!!!

  • PS3? Imported.

  • Elvick

    Dang, Namco… they’ve been releasing tons of games on Vita I wish they’d localize. Wish more games had English text in the Asian versions. );

  • Spencer Davis

    I would buy this off the psn store if it was released as a download only game in the states and I wouldn’t mind paying 60 bucks for it.

  • konsama

    OMFG FOR PS3! And not a Dinasty Warriors clone!!! SO MUCH WIN!!

  • Raiyu

    Is this only limited to Weekly Shonen Jump or is this for all the Jump magazines?

  • Koji Kabuto

    I want Medaka in it

    • Aisha Lee

      same here.

    • raymk

      I’m sure that’s a shoe in if japan is voting for other series.

      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        Isnt Medaka not the most popular character in that series, based on those popularity contests?

        • raymk

          She doesn’t have to be because she’s the main character. She’s like number 2 or 3 now in the popularity poll as well. Now that I think about it almost all of jump manga have other characters more popular than their main character, bleach has toshiro,one piece has I forget but it ain’t luffy, naruto has a few it changes up but kakashi is sometimes over him.

    • 100% agree

  • Epitome

    OMFG Everybody WINS PS3 & PSVita region free not for 3ds or wii/wii u ^_^!!!!

    • Kaiser Giygas

      Not everybody has an Ps3 or Psvita.

    • JMaster3000

      Starting a flame war won’t help anyone.

    • Please refrain from posting something like this in the future. We don’t appreciate console wars on comment threads, nor potential comparisons that could spark them.

      • ragingmerifes

        I don’t see how this can be a console war discussion. He’s just saying that releasing this game for a region free console is better for everyone.

        • I’m not saying he’s intentionally starting one; just that the way he said it is vague. Being happy for the game coming on platforms he prefers is understandable; the same reaction to the game not coming on other certain consoles, less so. In any case, I decided to remind for the sake of precaution.

          • Epitome

            Iam just happy i don,t have to buy an new system is all iam saying didn’t say anything bad about the wii/or wii besides the only console war that matters is the one Gamindustri ^_^.

    • Serpenter Rex

      I just said a very similar thing. And I’m pretty muh a nintendo fanboy of 20+ years. Actually getting to play the game is worth more than any console loyalty.

    • ronin4life

      I don’ts wins… >ͺ>

      I have jump ultra on ds and would have loved another game for my imported 3ds…
      I may still get this for my ps3, but I can’t lie that I am a little dissapointed as silly as that is… >.>

  • lordroto

    Sounds good,though if the roster gets too obscure it will be hard to get over here. Namco has a hard enough track record at localizing with their tales and SRW games

  • Blaize


  • Namuro

    From what the title says, I thought the game is going to use the same koma-assisted system then. I was wondering how they’d do that without the second screen, but I guess the only thing “like” JUS is the mashed up roster.

    Well, whatever kind of system they’ll use, be it a 2D brawler, 3D party beat em’up or whatnot, I hope the game will have special collaborative attacks like in JUS, or even a team attack, that will be awesome!

  • Aisha Lee

    I wondered if there is a chance for SJ series that started this year to get a spot in the game. That would be pretty cool.

  • raymk

    Give me medaka box and bleach and i’m cool. Heck i’m good either way but those are just the other 2 I want.

    Oh I forgot give me lala from to-love ru and someone from Nurarihyon no Mago as well.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Id want Zenkichi

  • ivanchu77


    Importing this day 1, screw region-lock

    • Syn

      Booya, Sony :1

  • RedShadoww

    This might be my first game import ever.

  • Don

    Bandai should have let ArcSys handle this game!! have they not seen P4A VGA GoTY for fighting games? lol

    still hopes it’ll turn out good and thank God its region free..

  • xavier axol

    I wanna see kirito from sword art online!!!

    • ResidentMetroid

      Thank god he isn’t SJ.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    oh lovely

  • Herok♞

    Not hating or anything I just think its kinda of strange that they would release this on Vita that only has a little over 1 million sold, I wonder if this will be the killer app that drives Vita sales or if the lack of system sales will kill it since they are also releasing it on PS3 either way I probably will Import it for one of the two. Also I wonder what the battle system is like maybe they will do something 3D like D.O.N. and then keep the 2D sprite style games on Wiiu and 3DS

    • AyaisMUsikWhore

      Why shouldn’t they though? People want the game on the Vita, it need games an I think this is part of the conversion process. If the interest peaks then it could be successful on the Vita.

    • Kefkiroth

      The Vita only has a little over a million sold BECAUSE it doesn’t have games like this. This game coming to Vita is a good thing, despite also being on PS3 that might hurt sales.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Not that strange when one considers they just announced One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 for both PS3 and Vita last week. PS3 was likely their foremost aim — that’s where Japan’s anime audience is, after all — and they put it on Vita as well, most likely due to ease of porting. This would appear to be the start of a trend for Namdai. If you can easily get the game on two systems, why not? Now were this on 3DS and PS3 I’d think it strange, since those aren’t the easiest to split a game between without changing it (as seen by ports like Lego Batman or Squenix not even trying to port the arcade version of Gyrozetter and just making a new game) or making the console version to the standards of the 3DS rather than the other way around (as seen by Capcom’s E.X. Troopers).

      As for this being a killer app, definitely not. Putting it on PS3 as well guarantees it won’t be. It’ll probably give the Vita a little boost, especially in combination with Pirate Warriors, but it won’t be a killer app. For that we need something that the Vita can call it’s own, not a game that can easily be gotten on a system that more of Japan’s consumers already own.

  • I’d give my vote for either Jojo or Rurouni Kenshin.

    • ronin4life

      Kenshin and Gintoki.

      • If the recent success of Rurouni Kenshin movie were to play any part in roster decisions, I can actually imagine Kenshin making to the list.

        • Testsubject909

          That. Would be. EPIC!

          That said, I need to see when there’ll be a DVD release of that movie. I wanna see it. By the way, how you been doing Drakos?

          • I’m doing okay. Haven’t seen you around for a while.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Do Kenshin Himura and Allen Walker count even though they moved from magazines?

    • Ignas

      Let’s hope they do. Kenshin was in the jump star games if I remember correctly ,so there’s some chance he’ll be in this one too.

    • KyoyaHibari

      The entirety of the original Kenshin was SJ, so I’d imagine so. The movie version and new prequel thingy are more bonus stories.

    • i would say yes, given that the were in Jump Ultimate star, but isn’t Rurounin Kenshin have always been in Shounen Jump, same goes for D-Grayman

  • AndyFe

    I liking the sound of this, just have the roster of Ultimate,add on from there and I’ll be happy

  • Yuriangels

    Yes, Yessss, Yessssssssssssss!!! This just made my day!!!

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    For PS3?! I need me some foooootageeeee

  • Pockystix

    I like that Bleach and Naruto are no longer in the Big Three

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Naruto is still the third best selling manga of the year in JPN. (probably will be second next year as Kuroko will probably fall off)

    • raymk

      Toriko isn’t really one of the big 3 either but they are trying their hardest to push it as one in japan. Other series still sell better than toriko like some of bleach volumes.

    • Herok♞

      Bleach is gone and is already about to end and it left the big three a while ago. Naruto on the other hand isn’t going to leave anytime soon unless people randomly stop enjoying shonen manga since it and One Piece are consistently really good.

  • Minos

    Great, just what I didnt want.

    Now it will have less characters.

  • Kaiser Giygas

    And By the way, and if they decide to region lock this game, just like they did to P4 arena ?

    • AkuLord3

      You do know ATLUS wanted to make it region locked (for whatever reason…not like it matter since there was going be a US version) so i don’t see that happening

    • Persona 4 Arena is the first and only region-locked Playstation 3 game, so I highly doubt this would be the second, especially since it’s not likely to ever go overseas or to Europe with even so much as subtitles, let alone a dub.

    • ronin4life

      It is highly unlikely, as P4 (this is my interpretation) was region locked to keep european importers from buying cheaper from the usa while they got the game ready for release. That won’t be likely here.

  • wdody Abdo

    each person can vote for 3 character medaka ichigo hitman gon saya and naruto will included

    this game is not developed by the same ultimate all-star developer

    its by bandai game so the gameplay well be like dragon ball seris

  • Go2hell66
    • Enma_Kozato


      • XYZ_JolteonZ980

        They have Hinata in this!!! Yes Haikyuu!! for the win. No psi kusuo though, and why is Nisekoi there, lol, awkward.

    • ronin4life

      It’s hard to tell what kind of game this is from those screens…
      Is it like street fighter or power stone?(that one screen on the right makes it look like a 3d free roaming fighter by the angle toriko is standing relative to the others)

      • Go2hell66

        i’m guessing more of a anarchy reigns type brawler

        but we’ll have to wait and see

        • raymk

          I hope its more like anarchy reigns power stone. Not because I don’t love the 2d plane but because there’s a little more potential to come from it being in 3d.

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      The lack of YuYu Haksuho and Hunter X Hunter reflects well Togashi’s reclutance to continue drawing. I have been saying for the last years that he completely forgot about Kurapica’s story arc

      • But HxH was already confirmed. I think.

  • Kevi Johnson-el

    Man I wish Fairy Tail was jump lol

  • AkuLord3

    Gintoki and Kumagawa…COME ON MAKE IT HAPPEN

  • Crok425

    Dude… I see Goku and Toriko there (Toriko was the name right?) Duuude… duuuuuuuuude…. I WANT THIS GAME NOOOOW!!!

  • frank xiong


  • Gekko_Amario

    If this is like Jump Ultimate Stars, ima gonna revive my old team and maybe add some new ones.

  • 2Chep


  • Chris Lane

    Id love to actually see this actually get an english translation as I loved Jump Ultimate Stars but it most likely wont because of all the licensing involved….

  • AzuNo17

    Region Free! Region Free! Region Free!

  • Rudy Soto

    So there’s a chance I can play as Nube-sensei beating the crap out of Medaka?

  • I’d like Kurapika e.e

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      Sad thing is that even Togashi forgot about him (I keep telling it!) XD

      • he made a one-shot recently showing his past as a kid ^^ you should go check it out :3

    • Hisoka for president!

  • Jordan Ortiz

    Hope they add bobobo-bo bo-bobo.

  • kupomogli

    I loved Jump Ultimate Stars. Hopefully Dio, Raoh, and Vegeta make it.

  • Göran Isacson

    I have no words. Only smiles, fistpumps and manly romance for this game and everyone involved in it. Would laugh my ass of though if Arale got to fight Son Goku again.

  • This could be the game of the year.

  • ResidentMetroid

    Need to see more about this game before I can get hype. Would like to see Naruto and Medaka in there, I wonder if it’s 2D or 3D…

    • raymk

      There’s a scan below its 3D, tho I don’t know if its on a 2d plane or not. I’m also certain that naruto will be there as well as Medaka.

  • Oh my god Please people vote Medaka in.

  • KyoyaHibari

    AWESOME! I called it lol, now what console to get it for…

  • Valtiel Ikari

    I want Kenshiro, Jojo and others manly characters from the time anime was great!

  • E15

    I want Gon, Tsuna, Allen, Bossun (heck, the whole sket-dan crew), L, and Dark Magician Girl.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I wonder how many franchises and how many characters from each franchise we’ll see represented? Because I definitely want more than just Gon from HxH.

    That aside, the big question is will this be pulling from all of Shueisha’s Jumps or just Weekly SJ? I wanna see the Joestars fight the Vongola! Bastard vs Gyrozetter!

  • I just ask for at least one of this 3 characters: Kenshin, Saito and Shishio from Rurouni Kenshin

  • Covnam

    I have the first two for DS and while I like games to stay on the same companies platform, I am happy that it’s coming out for PS3 & Vita since it can be easily imported.

    I do have to wonder though how it will be changed since you no longer have the comic panels to select characters and attacks. Perhaps it won’t even be a part of the game? :(

    Another concern I have is that the higher quality graphics being used instead of sprites will likely mean fewer characters in the game, another thing that I loved about the original and sequel.

    Still glad it’s coming out, but maybe there’ll be a DS/3DS version if this does well.

  • Aisha Lee

    So is there a site where you can go vote? Also will there be a list of some or all of Shonen Jump’s works to vote for?

  • SuperSailorV

    3D graphics means alternate costumes, right? :) Hopefully not paid for dlc, but I’d probably bite anyway. (I’m part of the problem, aren’t I?)

    also, keep out Trunks assist but keep in JoJo and Gintama!

  • Balmung

    Come on Light Yagami!! It was interesting to see him in the last one, it would be awesome for him to be in this one =D

  • I hope they add Light from Death Note.

  • If Jojo’s bizarre adventure was in this game which Joestar would you like to see in it. For me personally Giorno Giovana just for the gold experience requiem


  • BloodTorrent

    we should start a petition. judging by what happened with dark souls, namco arent ignorant douches like some publishers would be. perhaps we could at the very least just get a download on PSN.

  • MCoelho

    Need Medaka, but if Kumagawa was in it, i would seriously cry from happiness

  • KyoyaHibari

    My wishlist (quite hefty):

    Buso Renkin: Kazuki, Tokiko, Souya (from PS2 game), Pappillon, Victor, LXE, Alchemist Army, & the Hayasaka Twins
    Fist of the North Star: Ken, Juza, Raoh, Ryuga, Ein, Shachi & Kaioh
    Gin Tama: Yoruzuya, Shinsengumi Leaders, Kiheitai, Kyubei, Tsukuyo, Jiraia, The Yato, Jirocho, etc.
    Hoshin Engi: Taikobo and some others
    Hunter X Hunter: Gon, Kurapika, Killua, Leorio, Some of the Troupe, Biscuit, The Zoldycks, Hisoka, Genthru, Some of the Chimera Ants & Exterminators
    Jojo: Whole ‘nother story
    Mx0: Haven’t read it, but the ratings are pretty good.
    Ninku (if possible): Fusuke & the other Ninku corps
    Nura: Rikuo, Rihan, Young Nurarihyon, Ryuji, Akifusa, Kurotabo, Gyuki, Shoei, Itaku, Mamiru, Yura, Tamazuki, Kidomaru, Ibaraki, Shokera, Hagaromo & Seimei.
    One Piece:…
    Reborn (don’t care too much for anymore): Tsuna, Kyoya, Takeshi, Mukuro, XANXUS, Byakuran, Basil, Iemitsu & Enma.
    Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin, Yahiko, Sano, Kaoru, Enishi, Aoshi, Saito, Raijuta, Shishio, Sojiro, Kamatari, Banjin, Gein & Sozo.
    Toriko: Coco, Midora &Teppei.
    Yu Yu Hakusho: Yusuke, Kurama, Kuwabara, Genkai, Hiei, Rando, M1 & M3, Chu, Toya, Jin, Shishiwakamaru, Suzuki, Team Toguro, Sensui, Itsuki &The 3 Kings.
    +Bossun & Jaguar for lolz

    • I don’ think I beat this a game with this many characters.

  • Hopefully they have some Hitman Reborn! and fairy tail in it

    • well good news is Hitman Reborn is with Shounen Jump so they have a chance, however Fairy Tail is with Shounen Magazines so they won’t be joining

  • Maikeru Shinigami

    I’d like to play as Hisoka from Hunter X Hunter.

  • Zachary Soares

    i really liked the 2d version like jump ultimate stars but sure…i’d love to play this :D

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