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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:46pm 11/03/22 | 0 Comments
I mean, it's called JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Bizarre.

Actually this looks pretty damn good, and with 50 characters on a very complete roster ready to offload catchphrase after catchphrase in what is almost the antithesis to the likes of a discipline-focused Naruto type, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R could be the sleeper fighting game hit of the past few years.

It's a genre of game that lives in a forever-niche, dominated in the mainstream by either Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat, in varying forms.

Last year we did see the Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles, and of course there's always Dragon Ball to fall back on as well as handfuls of other manga-slash-anime treatments in fighting game form, but it's weird to me that there isn't a genuine contender to the above two key titles.

Hell, even the likes of Tekken and Soul Calibur have sort of dropped off the map mat...

At any rate, here's some official info on the next niche entry in the genre, but one we think you should keep a serious eye on:
First introduced in 1987 and adapted to anime in 2012, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is best known for its charismatic heroes who drop unforgettable catchphrases and perform over-the-top moves as they pummel each other using martial arts and supernatural skills. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R is the biggest game ever in the franchise, bringing together 50 characters from every story arc. Players can experience popular battles from each story and see heroes from different universes interact for the first time, playing as Jonathan Joestar, DIO, Jotaro Kujo, Jolyne Cujoh, daughter of Jotaro and the first-ever female JoJo in the series, and many more.

“The JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure franchise has been meeting more and more success now, and we are happy to be able to release a game that will allow both long-standing JoJo fans and newcomers to have fun battle with their favourite characters,” said Herve Hoerdt, Senior Vice President Digital, Marketing & Content at BANDAI NAMCO Europe S.A.S. “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R offers the biggest roster of a JoJo game with 50 characters, with whom players will be able to create their dream matches, as well as new features like the “Support Attack” tag-team battle system, and a wealth of game mode and content making the game accessible and fun for everyone.”

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R introduces a completely revamped and improved version of the fight system first introduced in 2013, upping the tempo with hit stops, dashes, intricate new combos, and an all-new “Support Attack” tag-team battle system. Game modes consist of All-Star Battle Mode, Arcade Mode, Online Mode, Versus Mode, Practice Mode, and Gallery Mode. The main mode, All-Star Battle Mode, features classic clashes between heroes from prior games in addition to all-new battles, offering more than 100 different battles for players to experience. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R also offers a range of customizable and collectible skins along with unique illustrations that players can unlock and play in Gallery Mode.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R is out sometime this year on every key platform.

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