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Wow. I don’t think anyone expected this to happen.

Today Bandai Namco has announced that the updated release of this years Japanese release J-Stars Victory VS will be coming to North America. Announced with a little teaser footage of the new PS4 version – “Bamco” has also confirmed on their tumblr that the title will see a western release for ALL platforms – including PS3, PS4, and Vita (with assumed Playstation TV support)

Anyone that is familiar with the circumstances surrounding this release can tell you how surprising this announcement is; as the J-Stars franchise in all of its iterations has been a Smash Bros-like conglomeration of various popular manga franchises. Although the franchise’s namesake – the Shounen Jump magazine – has a western version, it still comes as a surprise that the licensing hell that is sure to be this release is being attempted. I haven’t played any of the titles in the franchise before, due to the fact that the franchise has been Japan exclusive until now, but I’ve heard good things about it; and I’m looking forward to seeing just what the big fuss about it is.

Here is the teaser trailer, and the Press Release, below;


Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

  • Developer: Spike Chunsoft
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS3, PS Vita
  • Genre: Fighting Game
  • Players: 1 to 2 offline, 1 to 4 online
  • Rating: Teen / 12+ TBC
  • Release: Summer 2015
  • Texts: EFIGS
  • Voiceover: Japanese


For the 45th anniversary of the “Shonen Jump” magazine and the 20tth anniversary of the “V Jump” magazine, a never before seen fighting game has been developed. The game invites ans and gamers to play with their favorite manga/anime’s characters and progress in the Jump World through different environments recalling One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, and others’ memorable moments. For every manga and anime fan, J-Stars Victory VS+ is without a doubt a must-have for long hours of nervous and amazing battles in a unique atmosphere.


  • 1st time in North America and Europe – A unique game combining licenses issued in the famous Jump magazines is releasing for the first time outside of Japan.
  • Incredible Roster – A huge choice of characters coming from the most famous original manga/anime issued in the Jump Magazine.
  • Jump World – The world where the adventure takes place offers 4 different scenarios in which players can travel in memorable places like “Planet Namek”, “Alabasta”, “Green Leaf”…
  • One game with all famous original manga/anime licenses.
  • Communities were waiting for this game since its Japanese release.
  • Unique Story mode mixing all licenses characters and environment.
  • Epic battles – With the 2 Vs 2 team battle system, fights are going to be tough, strategic and exciting. Each character possesses his own specifications and attacks coming from the original manga/anime. The game also adds special moves called “Combination Attack” and “Voltage System” making battles even more aggressive!
  • Arcade Mode – An Arcade Mode has been added to the game in the same vein as every fighting game.
  • Stunning graphics – With a PlayStation 4 version releasing for the first time, the game offers the best possible experiences and plunges players into an Anime.

James Galizio

Staff Writer

I'm a writer for TechRaptor, and an aspiring indie dev; technology and games in particular have been my passion my whole life, and to contribute to the industry has been my dream. If I'm not writing or working on other work, you can almost always find me playing some sort of game!