First Project Versus J Screenshots Show Goku, Luffy, And Toriko

By Spencer . December 17, 2012 . 12:20am


Namco Bandai has a crossover fighting game for Shonen Jump’s 45th anniversary. Project Versus J is a team battle game where characters fight to be the strongest Jump star.


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Luffy from One Piece, Toriko from Toriko, and Goku from Dragon Ball Z are confirmed to be in Project Versus J. The game is slated for release on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013.

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  • Like DON, hopefully there will be playable Jump villains as well like Cell, Blackbeard etc.

    • But DON does not compare to the clearly superior Jump Ultimate Stars. IN ANY WAY!!! I really wish this game becomes more like Ultimate Stars. Fighting for orbs is just not a Fighting game, but more of like a Party Action game.

      As for Villains, there were enough of them in JUS, so yeah! Dio Brando, Kid Buu, Raoh, just to name a couple of them.

      • raymk

        Smash bros is a party game so are you saying smash isn’t fun? Yeah DON may have been kinda wack, but It doesn’t look like this will be what you do in this game.

        • Nope. Smash is a brawler. And I think Sony took some of the concept from DON and made it work in PSASBR. But this game, this one might probably be similar to Ultimate Ninja Storm or Tenkaichi. A fast paced, physics defying 3D brawler. And hopefully, with no QTEs in sight!

  • Wake

    Wow, that is looking good. The only question now is if there’s any depth to the gameplay.

    • Don

      agree with you there wake.. i’m praying this won’t end up as just a fan service fighting games where you just build up meter and execute a quick time event kind of battles over and over..

      edit: oh yeah Goku FTW all the way!

      • Wake

        True. I assume that you’re talking about Playstation All-stars. I actually had fun with that game but not in the same level as SSB. It was chaotic fun, but in terms of depth, it isn’t there yet. Basically, it was a party game. The lack of ring outs and a life bar really hurt it, and with those elements missing, the sense of urgency disappeared. Nevertheless, I’m hoping they listen to the fan feedback and make a superior sequel.

        • Pockystix

          I’m still hoping for a console version of Jump Ultimate Stars lol

          • Wake

            I’ve been wanting that too. This is a sort of spiritual successor in a way. They haven’t announced the other characters yet, so who knows…the sheer variety might surprise us.

          • raymk

            A true console version of JUS can really only work on wiiU because of the koma system.

          • PreyMantis

            I guess you can sort of do it on PS3 with the Vita, but not a good idea if you want the game to sell. As for Xbox360’s Smartglass, it’s too slow for that. Yeah, I guess the koma system will only work on the Wii U…

  • Rayshawn Davis

    Naruto, I see you! xD Can’t hide behind Toriko!

    • What screenshots are you looking at? I don’t see any Narutos in the screenshots.

      • Rayshawn Davis

        He’s right in the far back running over into battle, talk about not being settle with your reveals lol

        • Crok425

          … He’s not even touching the ground… I think that’s a fake.

          • raymk

            Its not shopped its real.

        • Aha I do see him now, when I wrote this I was using my ipod.

        • xJustice

          Now lets wait for our friendly shinigami. Can’t wait to see Getsuga Tensho vs Kamehameha! Spamming circle or x. Or by twirling the analouge sticks!!!

  • Crok425

    I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it!

    • raymk

      And You can get it, get it, get it, get it, get it, get it, get it, get it, get it by importing ^_^.

      • Crok425

        Can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t, can’t.
        Problem with my country on importation.

  • Dragon24680

    Looks awesome! Maybe one of the games that sell vita.

    • Herok♞

      Its also on PS3 so no probably not unless they have cross buy.

      • Dede Ogbe

        What are you on about? those are two different markets! If people want to play it at home then sure they’ll buy the ps3 version. But there a good chunck of ppl that like portable games especially in japan. And lets not forget how popular these characters are over there. Anything with One Piece in it sells like crazy, add in addition to other characters like Goku and you’ve got your self a seller. This with the addition of Pirate Warriors 2 will move ALOT of units off the shelfs.

        • Herok♞

          the thing is most people already have PS3’s and not vita, if you already have one(PS3) but not the other(Vita) then you aren’t going to buy the other(Vita) for one game you can get for the system you have(PS3). I know they are different markets but thats logic 101,a system seller is something that is unique to the system an example would be Gravity Rush since its a Vita only title.

          • Dede Ogbe

            Very good point. But i will still stick by my guns and say that this will sell alot. Mainly becos of the nature of the games were talking about. There are alot of people who prefer handheld gaming in japan. If Sony gives the thing a price cut at the start of next year b4 either games are released then it will sell. And lets not forget in addition to other titles such as Soul Sacrifice and Tales of Hearts R. Those plus Project Versus J and Pirate Warriors 2 are more than enough a reason to get a Vita 4 a Jap. Then again this is speculation if the price gets cut. But all i’ll say to you is look at the sales this week and see where One Piece PSP ranks. That IP is like Pokemon, if not more in Japan.

    • not this one, but they might bundle the vita with pirate warriors 2 (i hope).

  • Highasthesky

    THEORY TIME (^_^)b

    I believe the roster of the game is already set. The way i saw things were that 3 characters were set to be in the game no matter what (Luffy,Toriko,Goku) and that the other characters would be decided on by fans. Naruto is in the game does this mean like him the rest of the roster has been decided also? there was no official announcement of him being in the game but his in-game model has already been created. Just a thought

    • Herok♞

      Well with someone as popular as Naruto fans were going to ask for him no matter want so I wouldn’t say it was fixed.

      • Highasthesky

        True and i see your point what i’m saying is, will they do that with the whole cast? will they go with this “this manga is popular put this character in because we know what the fans want” mentality and then say these characters were voted in. Capcom did something like this with the “vita exclusive” characters for SFXT they ask vita fans to vote for which characters they would like to see but those 12 new characters were already on console versions of the game and were just unplayable making voting pointless since the characters were already made. Just a thought

        • Herok♞

          I don’t think they will take that mentality with anyone other then Naruto since the manga did sell 3rd best last year.

  • Testsubject909

    I pray for a localization, but if there are none. Well. Boy am I glad I’d still be able to import it and play.

  • D-Rev

    I’m kinda hoping Kenshiro or some Beelzebub characters gets a confirmation

    • Indeed! Especially Beelzebub characters, since Ken is pretty much garanteed a spot!

  • Nitraion

    Hmm looks nice….Let’s see how the roster goes…

  • This better have the GOAT shonen character, Yusuke or I’mma be pissed

  • xAKUM3TSUx

    O_O Does anyone see the nut-shot Luffy gave goku in one of the screens? Talk about balls of steel! On a more serious note this game looks very impressive. I hope they add “no good” TsuwadaTsunayoshi only becuz he’s so beast!

  • LustEnvy

    Realistically, choose Goku, win everything.

    • s07195

      Haha, that’s true. And Goku will just keep getting stronger.

      • Except, of you knew how to play JUS very well, Sakura was the strongest of the cast. I still stand unbeatable in that game with her. Well, her and Yugi Mutou.

        • KyoyaHibari

          I would disagree there, Yugi has some pretty nice moves, but 6 koma Kenshiro is probably the best.

          • Bah, 2 koma Hanamichi can beat his ass. Same with 4 koma Tsuna, and without breaking a sweat.

          • KyoyaHibari

            That sounds rather far-fetched, but I haven’t played in a while so I don’t know for sure, but 4 koma Tsuna, really? On a side note, Hanamichi…is he/she from Eyeshield 21? It’s ringing a bell but I’m unsure.

          • You may know him as Hanamichi Sakuragi, from Slam Dunk. Yeah, I’m telling you, JUS has better balancing since you can beat anyone with any koma. So long as it is in a well-optimized deck, of course. Just remember to make sure you don’t have Help komas with the same effects pointed on the same character. Otherwise, you just wasted space.

          • KyoyaHibari

            Indeed, I just say this because I made a fairly OP deck with some of the best support effects (I find) coupled 6K Kenshiro’s supers and general strength for easy kills. The main problem is that Kenshiro is the only character of the deck.

    • malek86

      That’s always been a problem with fighting games. Realistically, there would be no way for Radish to defeat Cell. And yet, it’s possible if you’re playing as him.

      As long as you are in a fighting game, even Yamcha could win a fight.

    • KyoyaHibari

      But what would the fun be if character strengths are based on canon powers? Fan service fighters are about putting various characters on relatively equal footing and using skill to beat the godly characters lol.

  • s07195

    So, 3D action game, huh. Kind of wished it was a platforming fighting game like Jump Ultimate Stars. That game was the shiz.

    • raymk

      It can still be platforming in 3D, powerstone sure was.

  • Sano Tony

    the graphics are cool especially the kamehameHAAA wave

  • Freud_Hater

    It’s ironic because, while I love a lot of Jump characters, these are precisly the three I really don’t care for. I know Goku is plenty awesome and Luffy’s really popular, but they just don’t do it for me… I hope Ichigo from Bleach, Natsu from Fairy Tail and a few other cool characters make it to the roster. Then I’ll be interested ^_^

    • Göran Isacson

      … But Natsu isn’t Shonen Jump. He’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.

      • Sergio Briceño

        That and also, Natsu is got to be the most generic shonen character. Kind of reminds me of Naruto when the only words he knew were “hokage” and “friends”.

        • Freud_Hater

          Oh right, forgot about that ‘___’ And yes, he is terribly generic, but I like him nonetheless. Guilty pleasure, if you will ^_^

        • but naruto actually wins his fights.

          • KyoyaHibari


  • isotrex

    OMG~! For PS Vita, finally! I hope it’ll just keep on getting better and better from here.

  • AzuNo17

    Hopefully the voting will be easy to access in the US. I’ll be all on it with Black Cat, Medaka Box, Gintama, and HunterXHunter.

    • Sergio Briceño

      Thumbs up for HxH.

  • Pockystix

    As long as I can be nami :p

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    ;O_O; *eyes bleed* This looks…………………………………….. AWESOME, but I want to see Goku, Luffy, And Toriko in a eating contest.. lol

  • Göran Isacson

    I wonder what those “black and white” screenshots are supposed to represent. It would be kinda cool if the game included a “original manga” look that looks like uncolored pages… fanservice yes, but pretty darn cool fanservice!

  • xJustice

    +1 reason to buy PS Vita. This plus FFX HD.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Since it’s an anniversary title then it’s safe to assume that old jump hits like Yu yu hakusho can make the cast, right? RIGHT!!??

  • eliel

    hope it plays like Jump Ultimate Stars :D

  • JoJo_649

    I can’t wait to ORAORAORAORAORAORAORAORA all those fools.

  • Kurow Akutenshi

    Jojo Part 2 or Part 3? Anime is currently on 2, but 3 seems to generally be more popular…

    Also, for new series, Kiruko please.

    • Aisha Lee

      I’m with you on the Kiruko. I way if the rrally is a chance for frsh starting mangas to get a chance in this game.

  • capristrider

    Yes! Looking forward to this, I hope Space Adventure’s Cobra makes the roster, which I guess could happen as Cobra was in Jump Ultimate Stars for DS. Fingers crossed x

  • What are the chances of this coming to America?

    • Herok♞

      Between 0 and pigs flying.

  • ragingmerifes

    Even if it doesn’t have a very large roster, it may be possible to sell character packs, which I’m against, since you will have to pay to play as that broken Kurapika everyone will be talking about, then it will get nerfed and Nami will be broken… endless cycle, when it could be easier just releasing the game as is and letting people play.

  • jugun


  • Yuriangels

    wow i was just playing Jump Ultimate Stars on my jDS today. look epic!

  • Jordan Luk


  • XiaomuArisu

    Thats why the ps3 doesnt have a region lock.

  • I’d be pissed if I were Iwata.. how can this not be coming to Nintendo platforms?

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