Namco Bandai Announces Project Versus J

Project Versus J | Shounen Jump’s scanned page

It appears that Namco Bandai is getting used to announcing upcoming games through gaming mag Shounen Jump. Based on the magazine’s latest issue, the game developer and publisher announced a very unique-looking title that features at least three known characters.

As what posted on Shonen Jump’s scanned page, the game will be called “Project Versus J” that will feature One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy, Dragon Ball Z’s Goku and Toriko’s Toriko. The company describes the game as the “ultimate Jump game”, which is more likely to follow the steps of previous Jump crossovers: Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars for the Nintendo DS.

Both games were crossover fighting titles, which features characters from manga that were serialize in Shounen Jump magazine.

However, it is yet to be known when this game will be available, as well as its platform. But expect more news in the coming weeks or months relevant to Project Versus J. This time, it would be interesting to know how a rubber man will be able to survive a Kamehameha or Spirit Bomb.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2

Aside from Project Versus J, Namco Bandai announced One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 on Shounen Jump’s issue this week. It is a sequel to the original One Piece: Pirate Warriors and it will also be available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. However, its release date and price is yet to be announced.

The game will take place during the “New World” arc. It will also include new playable characters and gameplay mode.

Additional details were scarce, but it could be big news for Sony’s struggling game console in Japan. In fact, it was reported that the first title was able to sell over 655,000 units on PS3 alone last March. This pushed the hardware sales to more than 65,000 units. Hopefully, the sequel could the same on PS3 this time, as well as in PS Vita.

There were no words as to whether it will be available overseas. But since the first one was able to land on the Western region, it is more likely that One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 will do the same.

Regardless, the announcement of these games could mean that PS3 and PS Vita owners are in for some interesting holidays. If it won’t be available before the year ends, there’s a fair chance that the titles will be released early next year.

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