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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle coming to the West in 2014

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle is about as Japanese a game as you could imagine, leading many to believe that it would never see a release outside of Japan. But after it launched to critical praise in late August, Namco Bandai confirmed that it will be coming to the West in 2014 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. 

If you're a JoJo fan, this is a dream come true--and if you aren't, it's high time you got in touch with your Stand side. Based on the manga JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (obviously), the fighter features 32 playable characters ripped straight from the pages of the comic. When it released in August, reviews praised the stellar, imaginative combat and strong mechanics. 

Reviewers did note some balance issues, but the developers have already released one patch to improve things, and there's another on the way in October that will hopefully fix even more of the complaints. With a US/UK release still some months away, there's a good chance that these issues will be in the past by the time this strange adventure lands on store shelves stateside.

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5 comments

  • Swedish_Chef - September 19, 2013 9:15 a.m.

    Unless they patch the ever loving crap out of it on the future all I have to say is DO NOT BUY THIS GAME! Broken doesn't even begin to describe it.
  • bobob101 - September 19, 2013 9:45 a.m.

    Is the broken part the balancing issue, or is it the social-game aspect? I do have issue with paying to play a retail release game, but not so much with unbalanced characters.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - January 9, 2014 4:28 p.m.

    I'm also curious--did the patches actually address the problems?
  • shawksta - September 19, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    Nice
  • bobob101 - September 19, 2013 6:56 a.m.

    As someone who has read well over 600 chapters worth of JoJo, I am super excited to get this game. While I am concerned about the game, it is more related to the pay-to-play aspects of the Japanese version. As long as that doesn't make it to the game, and I hopefully don't have to buy all the DLC characters (I really want Anasui and Lisa Lisa).

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