J-Stars Victory VS gets new playable characters and screens

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I’m not as big an anime fan as I am with comic books, but even I have to appreciate the sheer scale of some of the fights I’ve seen in that medium. And a game that is pretty much a pub argument based on those fights starring several of those characters? Consider my enthusiasm to have gone full BANKAI then.

J-Stars Victory VS already has plenty of characters inside of it from maverick ninja Uzumaki Naruto through to mentally retarded pirate king candidate Monkey D Luffy. According to a scan from Shonen Jump magazine via AGB, the game will also be sporting a few new antagonist fighters in the form of:

  • Frieza – Dragon Ball Z
  • Madara Uchiha – Naruto
  • Akainu – One Piece
  • Makoto Shishio – Rurouni Kenshin

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No word yet on whether they’ll be full fighters or support-based characters, but I’ll let you know as soon as I learn to read Japanese. Moving on, here’s a bunch of new screens to gawk at:

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So far J-Stars Victory VS is looking like a pretty balanced game. Character transformations such as Ichigo using his hollow form or Goku’s death metal screamin’ Super-Saiyan power-up. The character roster is looking pretty massive so far now, and includes fighters from popular manga comics such as Naruto, Dragon Ball, Bleach, Toriko, Gintama, Medaka Box,Beezlebub and Saint Seiya.

Combat consists of up to four players going head to head in a stylee that is similar to Dragon Ball: Zenkai Battle Royale, with combat on a 3D arena field. The first player to score three knockouts wins a match. As usual, arena attacks and strategy will playa  vital role. Which probably means that I’ll be headbutting my controller in a frantic attempt to win.

A release date of March 19 is on the cards for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita for this game.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

Because he's the writer that Lazygamer deserves, but not the one it actually needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can't take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a loud-mouthed journalist, a watchful procrastinator. A dork knight.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Those boobs look too high up and oddly small and large at the same time. My brain be like “Dafuq”

  • Hammersteyn

    Still waiting for the Macross 30 launch. Sometimes Japan just hogs all the fun.

  • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    Actually excited for this game..

    finally being able to play as Luffy, Kurosaki, Gin….

  • John Curiel

    Frieza, Madara? Really?! How about they put Piccolo and Kakashi in this shit?!

  • VampyricSquirrel Monk

    Man I seriously wanna jam this game… looks like epic fighting fun!

    I agree with @JohnCuriel:disqus that they need to add Kakashi too!

  • Humza

    According to wikipedia Aizen from Bleach has been added. Whilst kakashi and sakura are NPCs. Allen Walker should have been a playable character not a support. The random manga characters like that baby and jigoku sensei are the only other downside.

  • Dan Zarnick

    This dude is a piss poor writer. Enough said.

    • http://www.lazygamer.net/ The D

      I’m more of a hack. It’s just as bad, but it sounds better on my business cards.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I think of you as the Hunter S Thompson of Lazygamer. I’m looking forward to one day watching Fear & Loathing in Port Elizabeth.

        • http://www.lazygamer.net/ The D

          THIS IS BATMAN COUNTRY MAN!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            lulz

  • Nick Zarnick

    Who ever wrote this review should kill them self, how dare you discrace monkey d luffy. Die slowly and don’t for get the rim job u owe ur mom

    • Umar Hyakutaro [S]

      Lol. Are you and Luffy in a serious relationship? How dare Darryn make fun of a fictional character! Gomu Gomu noooooooooooo ……………. Take a chill pill – Gear 5 Haki edition

  • z bijuu sage mode

    i cant wait to go beserk with naruto and madara, not to mention goku and the rest wow…. the will of fire will burn every time i defeat luffy and ichigo loool… seriously tho this is what we’ve all been waiting for, to beat each other as our favorite character against theirs.. !Finnally! i can go nuts in the game and its only around 30 days left wow 3 days before my b’day aswell… im so happy…lol. is there going to be a psn download going to be available or what

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