Releasing exclusively for PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven will be available in summer 2016, Bandai Namco announced today.
Featuring two-versus-two 3D action-brawler battles, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven includes characters from all arcs of the anime and manga. Developed by CyberConnect2, it includes a new original story supervised by Hirohiko Araki, creator of the original manga series.
Bandai Namco explained what to expect from Eyes of Heaven:
Utilizing a unique two-versus-two style of gameplay, players will be able to select from over 50 characters, each with their signature attacks that fans of the series know and love. Characters are divided into specialized fighting styles, giving hints to the type of attacks characters may use along with specific strategies players must employ when in the midst of battle. Styles can include summoning a spirit to fight alongside the player’s character, harnessing energy to perform powerful attacks, fighting on horseback, and more. Players with an understanding of how each character operates will be able to tactically fight alongside their partner as they lay waste to their opponents. This is especially critical in the game’s four-player mode that enables two teams to battle each other in online multiplayer matches where communication and teamwork will be a key factor to achieve victory.
Bandai Namco’s Eric Hartness adds, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the most influential manga of all time, touching everything from comics, video games, television, and movies. The series is beloved by millions and continues to produce exciting content for fans around the world.”
Stay tuned for our interview with Bandai Namco Producer Noriaki Niino later this week.