CyberConnect2 and Namco Bandai Comment on Chances of a Western Release for "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle"

Iberian Namco Bandai comment of statements made by CyberConnect2 president

Back in September, Namco Bandai registered the All-Star Battle trademark, which gave many hopes that, if the pattern set by One Piece Pirate Warriors' trademark held up, international audiences may have a chance to battle as the Joestar clan and their foes in PlayStation 3 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure fighter All-Star Battle.  

 

With recent comments made for Spanish audiences, there's been reason for both optimism and pessimism about the chances.

 

First Hiroshi Matsuyama. president of developer CyberConnect2, told a Salon del Manga de Barcelona audience that he'd love to see the game released in the west. However, Namco Bandai poured some cold water on that, with the Iberian branch of the company clarifying that statement just represent's Matsuyama hopes, and that the decision to release the game internationally ultimately rests with the publisher. Nothing could be confirmed at this time, but "anything is possible."

 

All Star Battle features characters from across the 25 year old series, including:

 

Jonathan Joestar: Kazuyuki Okitsu (voice of the character in the new TV series)

Joseph Joestar: Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama's Gintoki) 

Wham: Akio Ohtsuka (Solid Snake, Black Jack, Fate/zero's Rider, Ghost in the Shell's Batou) 

Jotaro Kujo: Daisuke Ono (Black Butler's Sebastian Michaelis, Saizō Kirigakure from Brave 10)

Josuke Higashikata: Wataru Hatano (Fairy Tail's Gajeel Redfox)

Giorno Giovanna : Daisuke Namikawa (Fate/Zero's Waver Velvet)

Jolyne Kujo : Miyuki Sawashiro (Kurapika in Hunter x Hunter, Suruga Kanbaru in Nisemonogatari)

Johnny Joestar: Yuki Kaji (Durarara!!'s Walker Yumasaki)

Gyro Zeppeli: Shinichiro Miki (Bleach's Urahara Kisuke, Pokémon's Kojiro)

Noriaki Kakyoin
Jean Pierre Polnareff
Guido Mista
Hermes Costello
Dio Brando
Rohan Kishibe

 

 

via @Jose_Strife and Koi-Nya

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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