Developed by CyberConnect 2, the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle fighting game adaptation of Hirohiko Araki's cult manga is coming to the west in spring 2014 on PlayStation 3. Namco Bandai's European branch has kicked off the international promotion with a trailer, featuring the characters from the first three phases of the multi-generation, multi-reality spanning epic.
This gameplay trailer presents various battle scenes taken from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd chapter of the story, including:
Chapter 1: Phantom Blood
JONATHAN JOESTAR & WILL ANTHONIO ZEPPELI
Chapter 2: Battle Tendency
JOSEPH JOESTAR, CAESAR ZEPPELLI, WAMUU, ESIDISI & KARS
Chapter 3: Stardust Crusaders
DIO BRANDO, KUJO JOTARO, MUHAMMAD AVDOL & JOSEPH JOESTAR with their respective "STANDS" THE WORLD, STAR PLATINUM, MAGICIAN'S RED & HERMIT PURPLE
Other parts will be previewed in the coming weeks.
SiliconEra recently spoke to Namco Bandai and reported that because many of the characters and their super powered alter-egos are inspired by music, names will be changed in the localized version. Namco Bandai are working with JoJo publisher Shueisha to make sure that the localized names for the characters fit with Hirohiko Araki’s intentions “while not offending any party”.
SiliconEra also says "additionally, the localized names will be matched to the U.S. and European versions of the recent anime to ensure consistency."