CyberConnect2 Talks About Getting The Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure License

By Sato . March 1, 2013 . 12:28am



CyberConnect2 President and CEO, Hiroshi Matsuyama, talked about the process of being able to move outside of the Naruto franchise, in a recent Famitsu interview.


For the past 10 years, CyberConnect2 have been asked by fans to make a licensed game aside from Naruto. They were finally able to respond with the announcement of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle after getting consent from Shueisha, known mostly for publishing Jump magazines. However, it wasn’t as easy as it sounds.




Speaking with Famitsu, CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama said, “At first, Shueisha told us ‘You said you wouldn’t cheat on Naruto!’ and honestly, we weren’t able work on anything else but Naruto titles, at the time. Over the years, our company has grown and we can now take on other titles. Shueisha acknowledged that and have given us their consent.”



Matsuyama continued, “Character based games actually require more resolution on our part compared to original titles. Not only are we responsible for characters made by other people, but we also have the responsibility to meet the standards for the fans of the original work. It’s a lot of responsibility on our shoulders. With that in mind, we’re working with three times the resolution to meet the expectations that are thrice the usual.”


Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is slated to be released on August 29th.

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  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Shueisha: You said you wouldn’t cheat on Naruto!
    CC2: Naruto has Sasuke :D
    Shueisha: They haven’t talked to each other in over 200 chapters/episodes!
    CC2: But the power of frienshi-… the code of the shinobi will always have them connected no matter how far apart they are. Besides, wouldn’t you cheat on Naruto for this? *whips out picture of Jotaro*
    Shueisha: We’re pretty sure JoJo is a loner
    CC2: A man who thought he was a loner :D

  • Randy Marsh

    That picture at the top….

    • Mar Mar

      Epic posing.

    • Farid Belkacemi

      THIS should be the first post :D

  • rorschacht

    We need a Dragon Ball game by CC2

    • Yuriangels

      dood that is going to be epic!!!!

      • Hol Horse

        Did you read JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure?

        • Dede Ogbe

          I’ve read it!!! I tell ya its criminal the reception it got overseas. They didn’t even bother releasing anything after Part 3. What’s worse is that they skipped 1 and 2 all together! I hope this game gets localized so that it gets the love and appreciation it truly deserves. Hope the anime makes it over as well

        • Yuriangels

          i have just stated to read its amazing too, but they don’t have a dragon ball game sooo

    • Hol Horse

      Did you ever read “Jojo’s BIzarre Adventure” or not?

      No because:

      1st of all: I can’t STAND (LOL) anymore requests for overrated anime/manga-games instead of awesome (and underrated) one like JoJo.

      2nd: JoJo has like 5 games? A SNES game, an arcade game, 2 PS2 games and this. Based on Part 1, 3 and 5 of Araki’s masterpiece.

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        JoJo is my favorite shounen manga series. Though I still hold Dragon Ball very dear to me, as overrated and ridiculous it is.

      • NTaiyokun

        I don’t blame you for thinking that way, but let’s not sugarcoat it, every dragonball game after B. Tenkaichi 3 /Burst Limit SUCKED

        • British_Otaku

          Did you have a go with Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butoden?
          We had some great DBZ games after BT3, just none of them were on the PS3 or Xbox 360. >_>

      • Jessica Barron

        Dragon Ball isn’t overrated. Dragon Ball Z is overly and painfully overrated. A Dragon Ball game based on the first series would be amazing.

        No flying, no going super sayian, just charming silly characters and fun hand to hand combat without the craziness Z had.

      • LynxAmali

        You’re forgetting the Playstation game.

        How could you forget the PS1 game?

  • I actually would’ve bought the Limited Edition too, but it sold out MINUTES after it went up for pre-orders. I won’t underestimated the Jojo fanbase for future purchases.

  • Bentan

    za warudo!!!

    • Hol Horse

      Yeah, JoJo is only “Za Warudo” since….Part 3? You know there’s a Part 1 and 2?

      • Enma_Kozato

        Well, Viz only licensed Part 3, so maybe he didn’t.
        /le shrug

      • Now skeeter… he aint hurtin nobody..

        • Göran Isacson

          Oh my God this comment brought back so much nostalgia AND was strikingly fitting. All of my upvotes

    • Vash bane

      sun light yellow…OVERDRIVE!

  • Internet is Crash

    Meanwhile at CC2…*pose*

  • Zarx

    Hopefully it won’t get any issues with character names if it gets localized. Would suck if all the characters named after musicians gets changed.

    • Hol Horse

      Crazy Diamond = Crazy D.

      Gold Experience = Gold E.

      Sex Pistols = Sex P. (S. Pistols?)

      And the list goes on and on.

      • Zarx

        Kinda hard to change ACDC and Wham, but yeah if they can be shortened to hide the fact then I’m cool with that too. :)

        • StarWarudo

          Esidisi and Wamuu.

          • Zarx

            Hahaha, well then, I stand corrected.

    • Spirit Macardi

      Sadly that’s about the only way this could get localized, since US copyright law is so strict and companies will sue over the most insanely insignificant details.

  • Zonic505

    Even CC2 can’t escape the power of the POSES.

  • StarWarudo

    I’m happy to see CC2 being so passionate about the licenses they tackle. I really hope that after Jojo they try their hand at another anime like… Rurouni Kenshin.

    • Tales_of_Master

      Or Hunter X Hunter………..or Fairy Tail (if Konami gave up the license)

      • Demeanor

        Fairy Tail!!!! THAT WOULD BE AWESOMEEEEEE!!! ^ ^

      • 60hz

        konami can publish cc2 can develop – no need to give up the license…

    • Keep in mind JoJo is a stone-cold pop culture classic in Japan. It’s like getting to do, I dunno, a Batman game.

      Of course Rurouni Kenshin is pretty popular there too from what I hear.

  • Aurizen

    they need to definitely get the bleach license!

  • Spirit Macardi

    Even though I’d love to see CC2 get more recognition for their original works like the LTB series, I can let the fact they’re making another licensed game slide since it’s freakin’ Jojo! Though granted they could have worked on a game for any series that didn’t include an orange-clad “ninja” and I’d consider it a step up x3

    After making another original game, I’d love to see them do a fighting game based off other anime/manga series like Fist of the North Star, Toriko, or even Sgt. Frog (watch people spamming “Tamama Impact” XD).

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Dragonball and Fairy Tail by CyberConnect2… now!

    • Spirit Macardi

      Okay, screw my ideas, a Fairy Tail game by them simply needs to happen! :D

      A cel-shaded fighting game featuring a guy who eats fire, a flying blue cat, a girl who can summon spirits with magic house keys, and a whole host of other characters, all set to a Celtic rock soundtrack? YES PLEASE!

      • Crimson_Cloud

        A whole host of superb characters you mean, cuz’ FT sure has a lot of them. YES indeed. ^^

  • I… I want more pictures of dev teams doing classic anime poses.

  • Göran Isacson

    I have no real comment here, except DAT POSING and that I giggled at their remark that CC2 “wouldn’t cheat on naruto”. It’s funny, but it does kinda make you think- where DO they go after Naruto ends and there won’t be anymore games? Will they move on to the next Big Shonen, whatever it may be? Concentrate more on original IPs? Or since they seem to be pretty tight with Shueisha, will they move from franchise to franchise?

  • J_Joestar


  • KyoyaHibari

    Now they have a great series licensed so they can make a great game! :D

  • Vash bane

    i think …the sun just rised

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