Out of nowhere comes the fabulous announcement trailer for a brand new Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure fighting game. It looks crazy and over-the-top and just what I’d expect from a Jojo game. Seemingly characters from all eight parts will be making an appearance.
The title is based upon the Japanese graphic novel series named Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, written by Hirohiko Araki. The comic (or manga for the easily offended Japanese fanatics) is comprised of eight parts and has been going since the 80’s. Each part follows a protagonist of the Joestar bloodline whose name can be shortened into “Jojo”. The franchise itself is famous for being over-the-top, having crazy pseudo-science, and being extremely campy. It’s a franchise I hold dear to my heart.
It’s unknown whether the title will see a western release, as the last game to be brought over was the title released on the original PlayStation. It’s being developed by CyberConnect2, the developers of the popular Naruto fighting games as well as Asura’s Wrath. All Star Battle will be a PlayStation3 exclusive title.
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