A new fighting game in the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure universe, titled Jojo’s All Star Battle R, is coming to early fall 2022.
The news was announced during today’s March 2022 State of Play presentation for PlayStation 4/5; versions of the game for PC, Xbox One/Series X|S, and Switch platforms have also been confirmed for release by publisher Bandai Namco. The game will feature 50 playable characters upon release from different arcs of the manga.
All Star Battle R is based on the fighting system established in 2013’s Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure All Star Battle, said a PlayStation blog post shortly after the presentation. It also noted that the new game will “reinvigorate the experience with adjustments to the fighting tempo and the addition of hit stops and jump dashes.” All Star Battle R will feature new audio recordings from voice actors in Part 6 of the anime.
Game modes will include All Star Battle Mode, Arcade Mode, Online Mode, Versus Mode, Practice Mode, and Gallery Mode.
In addition to the popular anime series, several games based on Hirohiko Araki’s manga series have been released. The first came in 1993, an RPG for the Super Famicom that never saw a release outside of Japan.
It’d go on to mark its debut in the fighting genre in 1998, releasing Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure for arcades and the original PlayStation, getting an update, Heritage for the Future, the following year.
The most recent Jojo video game, Last Survivor, came out in 2019, but the battle royal title was limited to an arcade release.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the original story and the 10th anniversary of the anime. The most recent arc of the anime, Stone Ocean, hit Netflix last December, getting a 10/10 from IGN.
For more from today’s State of Play check out IGN’s round-up of all the new announcements here.