Namco’s Mystery 3DS Game Is Some Sort Of Anniversary Celebration

By Ishaan . July 16, 2013 . 10:40pm

Another hint as to Namco Bandai’s mystery Nintendo 3DS title is available today, courtesy of the game’s teaser site.


The initial hints provided by the site, “V 20” and “F 30,” have now expanded into “V 20th Anniversary x F 30th Anniversary”. The “F” is probably referring to the 30th anniversary of the Famicom, which Nintendo themselves have been celebrating.


The former could refer to the 20th anniversary of Shueisha’s V Jump magazine. V Jump began publishing in 1993, which makes this its 20th year. This would mean that the game being hinted at is probably another manga crossover of some sort.


So, where does the Famicom part come in? A quick Google search shows that Bandai once published a crossover role-playing game titled Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden on the Famicom, back in 1989. The game featured a variety of notable characters associated with Jump magazine, such as Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star), Joseph Joestar (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure), Ryo Saeba (City Hunter) and more.


It’s possible that the new game is some sort of throwback or homage to Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden. Either way, we probably won’t have to wait too long—Namco Bandai’s teaser site is scheduled to open in three days.


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  • StarWarudo

    Sounds like a bit of a stretch to me but hey, give me anything with Jojo in it and I’ll be all over it before you can say ORA.

  • Shuga Suenaga

    let that be jump ultimate stars for the 3DS please D:!!!!!!

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    well that another namco game not coming to the west

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Even if they did want to bring it, individual copyrights for all the intellectual properties would get in the way.

      • Rytan

        They brought Project x Zone over, though. I mean, sure, that’s only dealing with three companies, but it’s still just as much of a nightmare copyright wise.

        • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

          But compare that to having to get approval from hundreds of different writers and artists, pay them royalties, and on top of that get approval and pay all the different publishing houses who have licensing rights to produce their work overseas. Similarly, this is why we never see any Super Robot Wars titles that aren’t OG.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    I’m sure most of the people here have seen it, but the Famicom Jump episode of GameCenter CX episode is great.

  • Jah-keem York

    I’m a bit happier now knowing this isn’t related to the Ace Combat reveal. I feel like Ace Combat always suited for Home Consoles and this is coming from a guy who also played the two PSP’s and 1 3DS game.

  • Prinny Dood

    How can I celebrate something I dont have >:-[

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