UPDATE – Higher quality trailer added courtesy of Namco Bandai.
During a recent press conference to discuss plans for the 25th anniversary of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Japanese game studio CyberConnect2 took the stage to announce a very special project: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. Many of you may remember the original JoJo’s fighting game that Capcom released here in the States back in 1998, which incorporated the manga and anime series’ Stands into the fighting system in a unique and entertaining way.
Though CyberConnect2 made their foray into fighters with the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, this new JoJo’s project looks to stick very closely to the standard set by the original, presented in a 2.5D style similar to Street Fighter IV. Other information is scarce at the moment, but the game does seem to include the main characters of each individual story arc, including Jotaro Kujo, Gyro Zeppeli, and more.
Interestingly enough, this seems to clear up both the rumor of an HD JoJo fighter and Namco Bandai’s own teasing through their All Star Battle teaser site. The game has only been announced for Playstation 3 at this point, and the release date and regions are still up in the air, so we’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
For now, enjoy the little bit of footage from the official website and get hype!