This was one of the major State of Play announcements that aired overnight: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battlethe fighting game adapted from Hirohiko Araki’s manga, is preparing to be released in a new expanded edition for the second half of 2022. A true celebration of paper manga and anime, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R from Bandai Namco will have no less than 50 characters, 9 more than the original game.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle makes a remarkable comeback
Jotaro, Johnny, Polnareff, Dio, Caesar, Koichi and many other characters make up the exhaustive cast of this versus fighting which skilfully combines the different types of powers, whether stands or waves, seen in within the arcs of the manga with its combat system. The latter will also be brought up to date with the arrival of new combos, but also the integration of support attacks, with a tag-team combat system similar to Marvel vs. Capcom.
Originally released on PlayStation 3 in 2014, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle quickly fell into oblivion — although the title did not lack fan service, it could be criticized for a technical state with a framerate below, as well as a single player mode with a strange progression system integrating microtransactions. There’s a good chance that both of these issues will be fixed with the arrival of this remake on both older and current-gen consoles.
While the original game did include full dubbing, the anime adaptation was still in its early stages, counting on very different seiyuus for the manga’s many subsequent arcs. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R will take advantage of the past 8 (!) years to integrate the Japanese anime voice actors and bring the game even closer to its anime adaptation.
The output of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R is expected early next fall on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.