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J-Stars Victory Vs+ releases early for EU and Australia

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Weekly Shonen Jump is one of the biggest manga umbrellas in the industry, collecting some of the biggest franchises like; Dragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, and Gintama. Their ventures from the black and white weeklies to interactive video games are common, although we don't get a lot coming to the west probably due to many Jump franchises being owned by different western companies.

J-Stars Victory Vs+ is the international release of the previously Japanese only J-Stars Victory. The plus sign isn't just for differentiation between the two versions but is to indicate the added on single player arcade mode and balance tweaks made to the new version based off feedback from Japanese players. This game looks like Smash for Jump manga characters as they have thrown in not only the popular and new franchises but also golden oldies like Fist of the North Star and Dr. Slump

A pinch of salt may have to be taken with this game as I'm pretty sure 90% of the characters couldn't really stand a fighting chance against Son Goku from Dragon Ball. An odd choice in the One Piece representatives is Boa Hancock. I never thought she was that popular outside the fan service so doesn't seem appropriate as a One Piece representative. Any other member of the Straw Hats would've been better. Even Brook.... *shudder*

Americans will have to wait until the end of the month to see this game release on PS3, PSVita, and PS4. Europeans and Australians can start playing today!

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