The North American territories have been suffering from a lack of anime and manga video games for years. Japan gets most of the titles and North America (and Europe) are left with a small smattering of titles that release few and far between. At Jump Festa 2014, Bandai Namco announced that they’re changing that (at least a little).
Bandai Namco announced that the Super Smash Bros. meets Shonen Jump (a weekly manga publication which originated in Japan and made its way West) game J-Stars Victory Vs+ is coming in Summer 2015 with a fresh new trailer.
The title is a 2 v 2 fighter that has a roster made up of anime and manga characters such as Goku, Naruto, Luffy and many others. The original J-Stars Victory Vs failed to make it to North American and European shores and will be coming to us with an additional arcade mode (hence the “+”).
Expect to see J-Stars Victory Vs+ hit the PlayStation family of consoles this Summer.
Ever since I was a kid who frothed at the mouth every time a new issue of Shonen Jump hit the shelves, I’ve wanted this game to come to America. By “this game” I technically mean the original title that dropped when I was in middle school, Jump Super Stars. It was on the DS and back then I was far more into anime than I am now. I would have given an arm and a leg to get Jump Super Stars back then… so I guess I’m OK having had to wait ten years instead.
Myles K Farrington is one of the MONG Senior Editors and has recently been planning to move across the country. By “planning” he means that he has no idea how to do this and is hoping it all kinda falls into place. Keep up with him over on IGN and Twitter as well!