Namco Bandai announces new Shonen Jump fighting game

Title to feature characters from manga series One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, and Toriko; out next year for PS3 and PS Vita.

Namco Bandai will be heading back into the manga crossover fighting arena, the company's first foray since Battle Stadium D.O.N for the PS2 and GameCube.

The first screenshot of the upcoming crossover fighting game.

According to a recent reveal from Japanese magazine Famitsu, the publisher's upcoming foray is called Project Versus J. The title is a team-based fighting game where players can pick characters from Shonen Jump manga properties. So far, Luffy from One Piece, Goku from Dragon Ball Z, and Toriko from Toriko are confirmed selectable characters.

The game is slated for a 2013 release on both the PS3 and PS Vita. The last game that featured a huge cast of Shonen Jump manga characters was Jump Ultimate Star for the DS. Check out GameSpot for more information on that past title.

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11 comments
jal1111980
jal1111980

I would love to see some Shoujo Beat/Shojo Beat franchises also make an appearance in the sequel to this game as well as for both games to make it to the USA AND to allow for Japanese AND English subtitles as well as voices (and if you elitist subtitle and Japanese voice only jackayusses do not like it, then you can go politely fuhk yourselves because you modern-day Pharisees do NOT control the markets of anime, manga, television, movies, and video games and it is people like US that do that sort of thing in our lives) in this game and its sequel.  I would love to see characters from the Saber Marionette/Saber Marionette J, Tokyo Mew Mew Club, Squid Girl, and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon franchises, among a few others, to make an appearance in the sequel.  Besides, who would NOT want a throw down/beat down/fight between Queen Galaxia and Omega Shenron, let alone a confrontation between Sailor Uranus and Android 18, or even Vegeta and Sailor Uranus for that matter?  The inclusion of bishoujo characters and their franchises are a MUST for the sequel, and especially so in the case of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon.

El_Zo1212o
El_Zo1212o

I would have imported a Japanese 3ds for this game... so much for that idea...

racengon
racengon

wait so this game si not coming to usa. noooooooooooooo

racengon
racengon

nice game I can't wait to play.

Brutal_Gamer97
Brutal_Gamer97

something tells me this would be the only good DBZ game for ps3 which is fucking sad... i mean.. a good DBZ game that's not actually a DBZ game? look at that screenshot and tell me that wasn't a great character models? look at goku sooo badass!

flameon12346
flameon12346

Ok if it not coming here in North Amerrica then I just watch the walkthrough in Youtube. But I wish they would have at least english subtitle because it only for Japan only and it be cool for people to understand since it only have japanese language. But If not then I just watch the action.

OseiWar
OseiWar

they need to bring in characters from old Jump manga I want a roster biger than Jump Ultra Stars!!

Aragorn823
Aragorn823

Cool.. although I haven't read or watched One Piece.. since it's SO LONG.. and I have no idea who is Toriko lol.. so I wonder if I'll know any other characters in this game..

garrysempire
garrysempire

cant they really port something for xbox? how hard is it? this kind of games wont take all the br space

tgwolf
tgwolf

...Isn't this the same announcement from a month, three months, five months ago, and so on? Ah, okay, I forgot this was Shonen Jump, well it's forgivable since they make not-just-arcade fighters...

mi7en1995
mi7en1995

if they add Gintama that would be awesome!!!!

 

ComicAcer
ComicAcer

Please make it for Xbox 360 and add Reborn and Tsuna...

Symbiote_Venom
Symbiote_Venom

Goku , Luffy ,and Toriko hopefully Zebra is in this game

Gothic-360
Gothic-360

what we really need is a DBZ budokai tenkaichi 4

Kenshin0011
Kenshin0011

Jump Ultimate Star for the DS was AMAZING! One of the most under rated fighting'anime games EVER. Considering that there aren't even that many to begin with. Basically, that game was like Super Smash Bros but with Anime Characters...'nough said.

 

Anyway, I hope this new game is like that one! Though I hope there's a lot of different anime series. The last one had Bleach, Death Note, Naruto, Dragonball Z, One Piece, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, Dr. Slump, Eyeshield 21, Gintama, Fist of the North Star, Ultimate Muscle, Slam Dunk, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Yu-gi-Oh, Captain Tsubasa, Black Cat, and many more!

 

It seems like I'm so excited, though my hopes are low. Jump Ultimate Star was never localized (I used an emulator though and it was awesome), so who knows if this will be.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I will settle for an Engrish translation, just bring it to the West! ::P

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Please let them make for the 360!!!!

Ryoushi06
Ryoushi06

No to toriko, Aw Yeah! for One piece

Slinqy
Slinqy

Could this actually make me want to play Dragon Ball/anime games again? Guess I'll just have to wait and see. I hope they have Yusuke, Hiei, and Toguro in there. Maybe some Sensui and Demon Yusuke?? I'm also hoping for some cool Naruto characters too.

AeroSpade
AeroSpade

We always need a shitty manga game for weaboos ^_^ kawaii kawaii desu desu~

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

If its anything like Battle Stadium then we might get a stateside release, which is excellent.

 

Bring it.

soulless4now
soulless4now

And we most likely won't be seeing it stateside due to licensing issues.

Imperiusmax
Imperiusmax

Sounds like it could be a really cool game. Who doesn't want to see Ichigo fight Naruto.

Battousai_TH
Battousai_TH

I say put all of the popular mangas in here like rurouni kenshin, reborn, bleach, obviously naruto, and even yu yu hakusho, hell even hunter x hunter. I think that would be cool.

Syvarth
Syvarth

I always miss out on the Jump games because they're only ever released for PS3 :(

Swithers147
Swithers147

Black Rock Shooter, Death from Soul Eater, Lucy from Elfen Lied, Ryuk From Death Note and maybe Crow from Deadman Wonderland

 

... those characters would make an insta-buy for me. Hoping it's not Japan only :D

psuedospike
psuedospike

AWESOME!  I haven't played one of these since the amazing Jump Superstars!

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

I hope this helps to save the Vita in Japan... it needs it.

flameon12346
flameon12346

 @Brutal_Gamer97

This is not a DBZ game. It just a new Shonen Jump fighting game. It even say it in the title. Any DBZ game that have Z-warriors, and follow the stroy is a DBZ game bad game or good game. But you do have to admit that screen of Goku shot is pretty good.

eesounds
eesounds

 @Kenshin0011 Jump Ultimate Stars definitely was a great game. I remember buying it for 50$ online and using the guide to discern the japanese. Great, great game on the DS that rivaled Super Smash Bros. 

 

The only thing that ruined it eventually was the hackers. Hopefully making a good game on the PS3 will eliminate this (updates,etc).

Battousai_TH
Battousai_TH

hey its just a thought and second whats the difference if they are in JUS they are shonen jump anyway and toriko is said to be in it if you read it

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

 @Battousai_TH Those series were in JUS, including Death Note, Yu Gi Oh, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Toriko, etc. Here's hoping they add some of the new Jump like Kuroko No Basuke.

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

 @Swithers147 Remember its a Jump, Weekly Shonen Jump game, so no Soul Eater, no Elfen Lied, Black Rock Shooter or Deadman Wonderland, Death is possible since it was on WSJ.

But it may be like Battle Stadium D.O.N and has only a few characters and series, or like Jump Heroes from DS.

Syvarth
Syvarth

 @00LiteYear FIne... I always miss out on the Jump games because they're only ever released for systems I do not own :(

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

 @Swithers147 And its most likely Japan only due the massive amount of copyright holders for each work(if like Jump Heroes), but if like Battle Stadium D.O.N there is a higher chance of release outside Japan.

flameon12346
flameon12346

 @VelocityEvo Dude, I can see where this is going and what I see is not pretty. So you can believe on what he say and I just believe on what he said alright.

VelocityEvo
VelocityEvo

 @flameon12346 *Sigh*...No. 

 

He said it would be the best DBZ game despite it NOT BEING A DBZ GAME. Saying that all the DBZ games are so bad that one that only features Goku as a cast member looks to better all the DBZ games available, essentially being the best DBZ game ("despite it not being an actual DBZ game")

flameon12346
flameon12346

 @VelocityEvo  

What he said "something tells me this would be the only good DBZ game for ps3 which is fucking sad... i mean.. a good DBZ game that's not actually a DBZ game?" which he did mean that this was kinda a DBZ game but not. It the way he wrote that made me said that it wasn't a DBZ game in anyway just a shonen jump fighting game. But Im sure I did read it correctly.

Sohereiam
Sohereiam

 @Swithers147 There is a good market, but, if it was 5-6 years ago the amount of copyright holders would make impossible, but due the many fusions and bankrupts, the amount tinned down a bit so as long there aren't many series it can be released.

 

The main reason of not being able to release if its too much series on it, its because of they release these characters whiteout an actual license some companies might have to carry the burden of these series, series that might not be successful outside Japan(like Gintama).

Swithers147
Swithers147

 @Sohereiam Oh well, It's still gonna be epic, great characters so far,  those are just some of my few favorite characters that I figured would fit in the game. Thanks for correcting me on this, before I started to wonder about the character roster's choices.

 

There is a good market for games like this out of Japan, and I want to see a worldwide release, but I understand the point of copyright.