2D fighting game fans rejoice! Capcom has confirmed that this 2D fighting game gem previously released on the PSX and Dreamcast will see a release on Xbox Live in HD remastered glory! This game was previously hinted from a leaked achievement list reported by the guys at Shoryuken, but Capcom has finally announced that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will be available for release both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is based on the third arc of Hirohiko Araki's hit manga of the same name, and published on Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan. The game is filled with lots of zany characters from the manga and even crazier gameplay filled with amazing combos and an interesting "stand" system which uses an alternate spiritual avatar that provides assists in attacking or defense.
The 2D graphics of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure are something to behold as well, since it is powered by Capcom's CPS3 hardware which is also used for the Street Fighter 3 series. The game also boasts some impressive looking 2D sprites in a fighting game ever, and even the art style recreated from the manga is refreshing with fluid animations for every character.
If you missed out on this title from PSX or on the Dreamcast versions, this is a great way to jump in to this game now that it will be remastered in HD ( with some visual filters) for an improved visual experience. Some enhanced online features found in such games like Super Street Fighter IV or Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will also be integrated into this title.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will be available for Xbox Live on August 21 for 1600 MSP and for PSN on August 22 for $19.99. Stay tuned for more updates and trailers as further details are announced.
UPDATE: Shoryuken has reported some of the online features which include online matchmaking similar to Super Street Fighter IV for filtering opponents (by skill, location, and connection speed), an 8 player lobby system with spectator support, and replay sharing. Online leaderboards will be also similar to Super Street Fighter IV which will be based on Player Points and Battle Points.
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