EDITOR'S NOTE: Being that we're an anime distributor and big fans of video games, the folks at Bandai Namco Entertainment recently gave us the opportunity to get some hands-on time with a variety of their upcoming titles. One of these games was J-Stars Victory Vs+. We had a such a great time experiencing the game we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to expand our content further and give you preview of that very game from our perspective. Below is our preview of the upcoming game J-Stars Victory Vs+.
J-Stars Victory Vs. was a game released in 2014 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles in Japan celebrating the 45th anniversary of Jump and the 20th anniversary of the V-Jump publication. In the run up to the Japanese release there were fans across the world hoping this may somehow see an English localised version, but alas there was no hint of this even being a possibility. But that all changes now with Bandai Namco Entertainment bringing this title, in the form of J-Stars Victory Vs+, to the UK on not only PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, but also on PlayStation 4 for the first time on 26th June this year.
A brief summary would be to say this is a fighting game that is a dream scenario for not only any Shonen Jump fan, but anime and/or manga fans everywhere as many franchises from the history of the Jump universe are brought together, with multiple characters appearing as either playable or support characters in quite possibly one of the most packed lineups in fighting game history.
It's a beat 'em up that anime fans have longed for. Previously in Japan there have been similar games with Jump Super Stars on the original Nintendo DS and, going back further, there was Battle Stadium D.O.N. (Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto) on the Nintendo GameCube, though neither saw localised releases for the English speaking world.
But now the time of games such as these not seeing a western release is over! With SEGA's Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax announced for a western release earlier this year and now J-Stars Victory Vs+ getting the same treatment.
We recently had the chance to get hands on time with the PlayStation 4 version of the game. With that in mind we're now going to give you 5 reasons you are going to want to check out this game when it's released.
009 Re:Cyborg English Dub Cast
009: Joe Shimamura JASON GRIFFITH
002: Jet Link MARC DIRAISON
003: Françoise Arnoul/Tomoe ERIN FITZGERALD
004: Albert Heinrich DAVE B. MITCHELL
007: Great Britain JOHN WHITE
008: Pyunma MARCUS GRIFFIN
006: Chang Changku MICHAEL SORICH
005: Geronimo Jr. PATRICK SEITZ
001: Ivan Whisky STEPHANIE SHEH
Samuel Klein KEVIN T. COLLINS
Man in Suit GREG ABBEY
Navy man SEAN SCHEMMEL
Dr. Gilmore GEORGE C. COLE
Voice Direction MICHAEL SINTERNIKLAAS, ANTHONY TORTORICI
Script Adaptation ADAM MODIANO
Mixing DAVID RAYMER
When unknown terrorists attempt to de-stabilize global civilization by blowing up skyscrapers all over the world, Dr. Isaac Gilmore's team of cyborgs are re-activated to combat the menace. Using their superhuman powers they discover phenomena far stranger than human masterminds.
Hailing from Production I.G and directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex), 009 Re:Cyborg was released theatrically in the UK in the Summer of 2013. It makes its home video debut in the UK in June 2015. The release of 009 Re:Cyborg includes a Collector’s Edition combi-pack (Blu-ray and DVD) as well as the 3D version of the film on Blu-ray. 009 Re:Cyborg is currently available for pre-order at all good retailers.
We mentioned we were planning to make a standard edition set of the Durarara!! available once we had completed our re-authoring of the Blu-ray discs (following our Collector's Edition release) and given how well things are progressing on that front we are today we're happy to confirm that we will be releasing a Standard Edition set of Durarara!! available on both DVD and Blu-ray from 8th June 2015.
NOTE: If you purchased our original Limited Edition Blu-ray set of Durarara!! you can apply for a set of replacement discs free of charge. (These will be the same discs being included in the Standard Edition release.) CLICK HERE for details on how too apply for a set of replacement discs.
The Standard Edition will contain all of the first season (24 episodes) plus the two OVA episodes (12.5: Heaven's Vengeance and 25: World At Peace) in both the original Japanese language audio with English subtitles and with the English dub accompanied by song & song subtitles. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond
Gundam is the greatest anime franchise, 36 years of warriors duelling in giant metal suits of armour, finding death or glory across several different histories and universes. Gundam: The Origin rewinds to the first Gundam in 1979, which envisaged a space war without aliens, fought between Earthlings and off-world humans, where both sides have heroes and monsters in their ranks. The Origin starts with a spectacular 21st century re-envisioning of that conflict, as a huge spaceship armada is attacked by a few robot-suited fighters, led by a mad genius in a blood-red mecha…
… And then we rewind further still, a decade earlier, for the backstory of that genius. We meet him as a child aged eleven, growing up on an artificial space habitat (“Side 3”). His name at this point is Casval, the son of a firebrand, wild-eyed politician who dies at a podium minutes into the story, plainly murdered. From this point, Casval, his mother and little sister find themselves in the middle of a violent power-struggle between rival families. “The political situation is about to turn into a bloodbath!” snaps a clan tyrant, before he’s obliterated Godfather-style by a car bomb. Yet even with such dangers, young Casval isn’t prepared to be a meek follower of the grown-ups. In him beats the heart of an avenger, an Alexander, and the people who underestimate him will regret it… Continue Reading
It's time for the latest edition of the Anime Limited Newswire!
~ In case you missed the news over the weekend, Our Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD of Wings of Honneamise has been brought forward to Monday 20th April! That means we're 6 days away from it's release! You can order both the Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD and Standard Edition DVD from Amazon UK HERE and through our web shop HERE.
~ Speaking of the Collector's Edition version of Wings of Honneamise, we posted an unboxing preview earlier. You can see this HERE.
~ Our latest Podcast is available for you to listen to now! In this podcast we reveal some new details relating to our upcoming releases of Kill la Kill Part 3 and Space Dandy Season 2. Plus we answer a variety of questions from the community, give you some background info about our simulcasts of Seraph Of The End, The Heroic Legend Of Arslan and Plastic Memories. You can get all the details on this episode of the podcast HERE.
~ Speaking of Simulcasts, the second episode of The Heroic Legend Of Arslan, Seraph Of The End and Plastic Memories are available to watch for free right now!
(Click on the name of the corresponding series for more details on the latest episode.) Continue Reading