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Bandai Namco Entertainment is out in full-force for Anime Expo, with games tied to Digimon and One Piece getting spotlit during the convention. Standing (no doubt in a stylish pose) beside them is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R. A new trailer has dropped for the manga-inspired fighter, showing off characters from multiple parts of the long runner and revealing three new additions to its roster. 



Diamond is Unbreakable and Stone Ocean are the main focuses here, with their leads Josuke Higashikata and Jolyne Cujoh standing proud alongside their allies and enemies. Also sliding in is JoJolion protagonist Josuke Higashikata, and the guest character Ikuro Hashizawa from series creator Hirohiko Araki’s earlier work, Baoh. 

As for those new additions, Part 4 has two, though one will be looking fairly familiar. An alternate version of Jotaro Kujo is here, reflecting his more experienced iteration post-Stardust Crusaders along with Yukako Yamagishi and her hair-based abilities. The real highlight is F.F., who may look like a human but is actually a sentient colony of plankton given sentience thanks to an errant compact disk. A member of Part 6’s crew, they’re notable in that unlike the other new fighters in ASB R, they weren’t previously playable in the sequel game Eyes of Heaven. 

Fans of the series have just a couple more months to wait, with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R punching in on Nintendo Switch and other platforms on September 2nd. 


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.