JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle Set For August, JoJolion Playable

By Spencer . February 13, 2013 . 2:10am

jojo-asb_pv2_120924 Shonen Jump announced JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle will be available in Japan on August 29. Namco Bandai will publish the fighting game from from Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm developer CyberConnect2.


A scan also reveals JoJolion will be a playable character in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle.


JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle will be available as a standalone game for 7,980 yen ($85) and as a 16,980 yen ($182) special edition. The limited edition includes a Jotaro figure, a gold plate with an illustration drawn by Hirohiko Araki, and soundtrack CD (White Snake style) packaged in a special box.


First print copies of the limited edition and vanilla game also include DLC codes for Hayato Kawajiri memo book and Yoshikage Kira.

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  • My body is posing.

  • British_Otaku

    Hope to see more footage of the title which reflects it being a little competitive, at least comparison to the Storm franchise, though I can’t say it doesn’t look nice and offer a roster worth celebrating.

    Wish it wasn’t so standard for games to lock content on the disc for DLC nowadays. >_> What? You think I should only pick on Capcom for this? The limited edition’s pricing sounds pretty good otherwise.

    • MickyT

      I’d give up on that as CC have explicitly said theyre not trying to make it competitive

  • urbanscholar

    oh man josuke(2) along with Soft & Wet? With that release date it’ll give me more than enough time to go for the limited edition ; )

  • 3DBudgie

    I hope Bandai EU will bring it over.

  • Göran Isacson

    Holy heck they really ARE including just about everyone, aren’t they? Can one game even contain such fabulousness?

    • Vash bane

      apperantly this game can

  • dahuuuundge

    Jojo All Star updates has been nothing but music to my ears until the dreaded day 1 DLC bomb.drops

    • GWTrinku

      Day 1 DLC only bothers me when it’s something you have to buy day 1 and doesn’t come with the game for free.
      I’m a bit miffed it’s Kira who’s the DLC and not Josuke 4Balls, though.

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    cue sound effects

    • J_Joestar

      *Does Fabulous POSE*

  • So, Yoshikage Kira is confirmed then?

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      But when people get the game it’ll be Yoshikage Kira… from Part VIII!
      CC2 could be trollin’

      • GO! GO! ED

        Nah it’s part 4 Yoshikage Kira. Unless Part 4 and Part 8 have the exact same dress sense…

        • J_Joestar

          You guys have a weird way of spelling Higashikata Josuke

          • Hol Horse

            You read the last chapters of Jojolion? o,o

          • jugun

            Omg so much mind f***

          • J_Joestar

            Yeah, his name is Josuke, he is partly Kira, but only partly. The entity that is the main character goes by the name Josuke.

      • jugun

        Yeah part 4 Kira can’t be DLC,unless it’s the Kira from the side stories

      • It’s Kira from part IV, too bad it will be a DLC. I really hope the other main villains like Diavolo and Pucci appears in the game like normal characters not DLC.

        • jugun

          hmm I wonder now why he’s DLC?Maybe because he’s one of the most broken villains,or his character model and skill are actually going to be worked on to be playable?Who knows?Well he’s free at least,I mean who here isn’t getting this game on launch?

          • JoJo_649

            Nah, the broken villain title will belong to Enrico Pucci and his stairway to heaven.

  • Tales_of_Master

    They really had to go and announce a Special Edition on top of Day 1 DLC ? Seriously I was pretty happy with my pre-order of the Asian version (Damn you Play-Asia), but now I don’t only need to consider the getting the Special Edition, but I also need to find a way to order the Japanese version, since I don’t plan on using an Asian account just to get the Day 1 DLC…….August 29 seems so far away -_-

  • Neophoton

    Trying not to get too eager to import this immediately, but it’s hard not to.

  • Yuriangels

    *sigh* god, my poor wallet

  • Spirit Macardi

    As much as I’d love to play this game, the sad fact is the only way this could be localized is if they renamed many of the characters for the west. Since many of the characters and stands are named after copyrighted bands and musicians, and lawsuits are practically a national past time here.

    • Though it would be awesome to play it in English, at least PS3 is region free.

    • XiaomuArisu

      So what?
      We got the capcom jojo fighting game,so its not impossible.

      • Hol Horse

        They didn’t release the JOJO games for the PS2 (Phantom Blood and “Vento Aureo”)

    • Hol Horse

      Seriously, this lawshit bullshit is getting a little annoyed.

      Araki would be ok if their character are abbreviated (Crazy Diamond = Crazy D, Gold Experience = Gold E, Foo Fighters = F.F. etc. etc.)….I hope. Because in the original manga they also do.

      • JoJo_649

        Add that to a No dub, only subs and PSN only release, and it could be possible!! after all Namco filled a trademark in the west.

        • LynxAmali

          Well, I actually liked the OVA dub and would love to see who they would cast in a hypothetical dub of the TV series and ASB.

          But yeah, Koyasu, right now, did such a great Dio. I think he really got the trolling-tone of Dio downright (Well, he does voice Shu so that should be a given…) so I really wouldn’t want to play it without a Japanese voice track.

  • Hinataharem

    I didn’t know Jojolion was a JoJo character

    • Hol Horse

      In fact, “Jojolion” is the name of the 8th part of the fabolous manga.

  • jugun

    The special edition….WHY ARE YOU NOT ACCEPTING MY MONEY!!!!?!!!?!! ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA ORA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Punny Fuzz

      WHOA WHOA WHOA! there shouldn’t be any spaces between those ‘ORA’s.

  • shion16

    way too expensive

    • TheGameTagerZ

      It’s worth it if you can afford it.

  • Reginald Horner

    Just a heads up, Kira isn’t DLC. They are talking about his specific pallet swap on the scan.

  • KyoyaHibari

    *jaw drops*

  • SeventhEvening

    I can’t wait to see Soft & Wet in action. I was going to buy a standard asian addition, buy maybe I’ll spring for that special edition…..

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