Not doing any research, not attending press conferences, not checking my twitter regularly, randomly picking topics to talk about: that’s right, it’s time again for the most unprepared blogger of all time. How can I even claim these posts to be about something ‘new’, when I’m weeks too late to find something? Oh wait, maybe that’s where the ‘random’ comes in.
Yeah, that makes sense. … HUH?! What the- damn it, Joseph! Don’t surprise me like that! … But I guess it’s only logical that you have a short appearance in this post. Because today (actually weeks ago, but who knows when you even read this) we stand (hehe, ‘stand’, get it?) beneath a very special star. A Joestar, to be exact! This year is the 25th Anniversary of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, one of our most favorite manga series! First published 1987, the manga is still running in Japan, though it ran through many changes since the beginning. By now it is divided into a total of eight parts, each with a unique story and protagonist, with only the third part – Stardust Crusaders – published in English. So if you get the chance to read it, try it out! (Fun fact: Hiro Nakamura, a character from the sci-fi TV drama Heroes, is a huge fan of JJBA too, as stated in his ‘blog’)
And this is where the good part starts! At a press conference more than one week ago, Hirohiko Araki, creator of JJBA, announced that there is a new JJBA fighting game in development called
Persona 4 Arena JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, made by none other than CyberConnect2, the developers of the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja fighting games. Am I excited about this? Hell yes, I am!
This is of course not the first JoJo fighting game. And the first one based on Part III: Stardust Crusaders, which was made by Capcom, actually gets re-released in HD for both the PSN and the XBLA this August! I never expected it to be popular enough for this, to be honest, even though WRYYYY was made a semi-popular catchphrase because of that game. But isn’t this just awesome?! This calls for… a special party…
Whoops, wrong series. As if I would ever read K-On!, heh. So that’s basically what I wanted to get off my chest for today, because JoJo is such a unique piece of art that deserves a little more attention. The new game will be released for the PS3, if it will make it outside of Japan however… very unlikely. Too bad, really. But even so, I look forward to playing it because I can! Kyahahahahaha!!!