According to Anime News Network , the official U.S. website for Bandai Namco Games and Shonen Jump's J-Stars Victory VS+ game began streaming a Dragon Ball Z trailer and two gameplay trailers on Tuesday. The battle videos pit Tatsumi Oga with Baby Beel (Beelzebub) against Chinyuki (Chinyūki -Tarō to Yukaina Nakama-tachi-) and Arale Norimaki (Dr. Slump) against Luckyman (Tottemo! Luckyman).
The manga crossover fighting game is slated for release in the Americas this summer. The PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita game will feature the original Japanese audio track with English subtitles. Over 50 characters from at least 32 titles appearing in Shonen Jump's 45th anniversary game in Japan. The premise of the game is "J Battle Festival, a dream festival that happens once in 45 years" and assembles heroes who exemplify friendship, hard work, and victory.
In the spirit of friendship, the game supports 2 vs. 2 team battles in dream matches that crosses the borders between titles. Players can unleash combination attacks never possible until now, some with the help of support characters.
Players can attain victory in several game modes. J Adventure Mode tells an original story set in the vast "Jump World." Players can assemble characters and embark on voyages throughout "Jump World" with a ship. Players can collect "J Points" for cards in battles and adventures as well as items in the J-Point Shop. They can then use the resulting J-Stars Card deck and points to level up their characters and ships.
There is also a Victory Road campaign, Free Battle, Online Mode for 2 vs. 2 battles, and a Gallery Mode with an illustrated guide to all the J-Stars along with their voice samples and fighting patterns.
Hironobu Kageyama, Akira Kushida, and Hiroshi Kitadani sang the game's theme song "Fighting Stars." The game include stages from One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Toriko, Naruto Shippūden, Yū Yū Hakusho, Bleach, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo, Gintama, Saint Seiya, and Dr. Slump & Arale-chan.
The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita game arrived in Japan last March. A regular copy of the PS3 version retails for 7,980 yen (about US$80), while a limited edition costs 10,980 yen (about US$110). The normal edition of the PS Vita version costs 6,980 yen, while a limited edition copy retails for 9,980 yen (about US$100). A free augmented-reality (AR) app lets you see the Jump heroes in your surroundings on the PS Vita.
People who pre-ordered the game in Japan received the J-Stars Victory Book, a volume bound like a Jump Comics book and filled with information and visuals of Jump heroes over the years. For a limited time, a "Ani-Son Sound Edition" of the game lets players listen to 21 television anime theme songs in the game.