J-Stars Victory Vs+ Announced for International Release


J-Stars Victory Vs+, a fighting game starring characters from various Shonen Jump-published manga, will be releasing in western regions in 2015.  Franchises appearing in the game include Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach to name a few.  However, the roster for the international version has not been finalized yet and certain characters may be cut for legal reasons.  This is not the first game to bring all these series together, but international copyright laws and assorted rights holders have prevented previous crossovers from releasing outside of their native Japan.  Bandai Namco, the publisher of J-Stars Victory Vs+, currently holds the game rights to many of the franchises, making this rare occasion possible.  Hopefully, if some characters are cut, new characters more familiar to western audiences will be added in their place similar to what happened with Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom.  J-Stars Victory Vs+ will release for Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Playstation Vita.

Nick Connor

I'm an English major and History minor at UW-Parkside. I'm a big fan of Mega Man, Deus Ex, Okami, Civilization, Kingdom Hearts, and Team Fortress 2.

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