This Week In Imports: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Is Hot Stuff

By Spencer . August 26, 2013 . 4:34pm

imageNo matter how it sells, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is a landmark for .hack developer CyberConnect2. Famitsu gave the fighting game a 40/40 perfect score, a first for the Fukuoka based developer. Two Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm games were awarded a 39/40.


Capcom has Lost Planet 3 slated for release and GungHo Online Entertainment will publish Ragnarok Odyssey Ace for PlayStation Vita. The game is also coming to PS3 at a later date.


PlayStation 3
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle
Lost Planet 3


PlayStation Vita
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace


Xbox 360
Monster Hunter Frontier G Anniversary 2013 Premium Package
Lost Planet 3


Nintendo 3DS
Sherlock Holmes Puzzle City
Starry * Sky: In Autumn 3D


Saki Achiga-Hen: Episode of side-A Portable
Solomon’s Ring


Key European Releases
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3, PC)
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)


Key Domestic Releases
Castlevania: Lord of Shadows (PC)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3, PC)
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (PS3)
Lost Planet 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
New Super Luigi U (Wii U – retail)
PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate (PC)
Pokemon Rumble (Wii U)
Spelunky (Vita)
Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (PSP)

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  • KingGunblader

    I hope JoJo gets localized. I know absolutely nothing about the franchise, but it looks like a fun fighter, and that’s all I really need.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      there’s a petition of bringing JoJo into USA and Europe.. you can support by signing the petition

      • It would be nice to see a link.

        • Rohan Kishibe

          It’d be nice to see a petition actually work for these kinds of things.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Google should find something for you. We ask they be kept from here because honestly, active discussions like this draw far more attention than yet another online petition.

          • Renaldi Saputra

            but it didn’t work for re:digitize decode it seems, despite many enthusiasms by seeing the comments..

            so maybe petition is the only way

    • SlickRoach

      You should start reading the manga in the meantime! I’m past the halfway point of Part 2: Battle Tendency and it’s the best thing I’ve seen come out of Japan since Pokémon. A huge part of the novelty of games like this is knowing the cast. Games like Project X Zone and Smash Bros. lose their value if you know nothing about the characters.

      References like seeing Jonathan use his (P)luck sword or Will Zeppeli spit wine ripples at his enemies is icing on the cake.

      • JoJo_649

        Indeed! I readed it last year, from Phantom Blood to Steel Ball Run (currently reading the on-going Jojolion) and I absolutely adored every single moment of the saga, seriously waiting for Stardust Crusaders anime!

        • Punny Fuzz

          What’s everyone’s favorite part so far?

          Mines part 4.

          • mehiceunacuentaparadarnegativo

            I loved every season but if I have to chose i would say Part 5.

          • Internet is Crash

            Fave story: 2
            Fave JoJo: 2
            Fave Villain: 4
            Fave Shenanigans: 7 (Rela & Zola)

          • haku67

            part 4 as well because of what kebo martin said
            I loved the villain in part 4

            also fist of the north star is one of my favorite animes so I really like part 1 because of that :D

          • JoJo_649

            Tough call between 2, 3 and 7.

          • phantomkingoo

            Part 6 for me followed by 7

  • British_Otaku

    I heard of JoJo getting 40/40, I shrugged at the score given all of the other titles in the 39/40 and 40/40 zone on top of scoring being rough as an estimate for quality. It could be a brilliant spectacle, have all of the stories covered from other decade, but I expect a great fighter. >_>

    *Bitching about a score and CC2 aside*

    I’m going to be very interested in how The Wonderful 101 and Lost Planet 3 do on their first week. You folks already know that 101 has a first shipment of 30K and that LP3 has both some promotion related to Pacific Rim and the fact that it is in a different style with a different developer and engine.

    I hope Sweet Fuse does well in America.
    Any game where you can date Inafune deserves great sales.

  • Arcana Wiz

    really want that jojo gets localized, not into the idea of importing it, i already have so many games that i have to nuy/import that it’s on my list.

  • fool

    After I finish reading all the manga in Japanese/learning the language, my body will be JoJo for this game

    • SlickRoach

      Next you’ll say, “Day One buy!”

  • Judgephoenix

    I did not realize it was the .hack series guy. It would be nice if we can get the .hack series on psn never got a chance to play it. Too expensive online last time I checked lol.

  • haku67

    You forgot killer is dead for Key Domestic Releases.
    I’m importing JoJo. I’m only half way through part 6 right now need to catch up. Too bad school starting is getting in the way :/

    • Punny Fuzz

      Oh god, you might want to catch up on your reading before you get your hands on that game, cause well… “spoilers” and such. :)

      • haku67

        yeah I know I really need to hurry XD
        I’m enjoying part 6 a lot right now. jolyne is an very good lead :D

        • JoJo_649

          Jolyne was awesome, hopefully Part 9 will include another female lead.

  • Rafael Martines

    Anyones know if JoJo will be disc only? or will have digital download too?

    • Julio D. Zulkarnain

      it will have digital version on launch, but so far it’s only confirmed for Japan PSN.

      • Rafael Martines

        Oh god :( If knew that I could’ve bough a Japanese PSN Card… who knows when I’ll get my game in hands XD

  • Göran Isacson

    … I gotta admit, I did not see that score coming. Mostly because this didn’t really strike me as the kind of mega-size game that would be getting top scores from anyone, mostly just be an okay party fighter.

    • Ninastars

      It’s a huge flagship title for Namco currently. Most of the trailers have over three million views on YouTube and they’re putting a ton of money into marketing it.

      Think of it as the manga/anime-game equivalent of a western AAA title.

      • Göran Isacson

        I suppose that’s a good way. Like I said in a comment above, I knew Jojo was big in Japan but THIS big? Especially since I didn’t consider CC2’s anime beat-em-up games to be THAT popular or well-regarded, it really threw me for a loop.

    • Hinataharem

      You must not know Jojo

      • Göran Isacson

        Ha ha, yes and no. I know that it has a WAAAAYYYY bigger fanbase in Japan than in the US, but even so I think it’s more a case of “I didn’t know CC2” in this case. I have played their games and… well, I LIKE them well enough, but they’re in no way games I would call “10/10 GOTY MUST OWN DAY ONE BABY”. That their naruto games got 39/40 and this one 40/40 when they don’t seem to realy have the chops for it, THAT surprised me.

    • Asura

      Uh, I wish I had the hope to think this would be an okay fighter. Knowing CC2 it’s flashy as hell, awesome to look at, has an in-depth story, but has terrible competitive play.

      • Göran Isacson

        Yeah, pretty much. When I think high-scoring fighters I think series like Street Fighter and Tekken and so on, not CC2’s superflashy yet comparatively shallow anime fighters. BUT, apparently Famitsu and I have very different opinions in that regard!

  • Julio D. Zulkarnain

    Doesn’t know Japanese, pre-ordered the game.

    Oh, the things I do for JoJo.

    Sad thing is, if it will be localized, I’ll buy it again in a heartbeat :(

    • Brion Valkerion

      Its a fighting game, you will be fine lol.

  • hope jojo does great just recently got into it myself thanks to a certain mod from this site, fantastic series imo

  • Keko

    Not gonna lie, I’m not a big fan of JoJo (only read 2.5 parts) but the game looks extremely fun and well-made. Day 1 buy if they ever release it outside Japan.

  • kaimo

    Is this one gonna be locked at 30 frames a second?

  • Phoenix_Apollo

    Have Sweet Fuse on preorder. :)

  • SirRichard

    If all goes well, I’m going to have a lovely weekend of Jojo. Gonna get friends around and everything, just a night of shouting quotes and marvelling at everything.

  • Guest

    Just curious, but is anyone else triple dipping on Project Diva f?

    • Fitzkrieg

      Double dipping, but yo.

  • Onizuka Gio Hikari

    I cant wait for this! Only a few more days left!!

  • malek86

    There’s also Rayman Legends coming out this week in Europe. I know because I’m getting it.

  • vileBrenman

    Speed Wagon approves!

  • Anime10121

    How the hell did I miss the article with Famitsu scoring JoJo a perfect 40! Well I knew CC would get it eventually, the Narultimate Ninja Storm titles have been close each time (2’s still the best).

  • Hines Green III

    It’s sad Jojo probably won’t get localized in America due to name copyrights and Araki not being okay with namechanges. Oh well It’s a fighter I don’t need to read.

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