It seems the European Release of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle will be heavily different to the original Japanese release, as Namco Bandai Games Europe have revealed that not only will the game include an ‘exclusive’ Arcade Mode but it will also receive a Day 1 Patch to improve gameplay perfomance.
Arcade Mode is the ‘English’ Exclusive addition to the game, whereby players will battle 8 AI Controlled opponents in a series of matches, with the final prize being a big stash of gold to spend in the game shop. Furthermore if players are connected to the internet Fight Requests (just like in Street Fighter & Dead or Alive 5) will appear and players will transfer to Harvest mode, an online multiplayer match-making mode that is intergrated into the Arcade Mode.
All of the gold obtained in the game, which is obtained by winning matches in Arcade Mode, Harvest Mode and the Campaign Mode can be used to spead on hints (for in-game help with boss battles) as well as one-time use battle items which aid the player in battle.
The Day 1 Patch for the game will tweak gameplay experience to match that of the recent v1.04 patch in Japan, not only does this patch improve loading times but it also balances some of the characters fighting.
It’s not often the English Version of the game receivies some ‘bonus’ treatment, especially for a Japanese Developed Game, and that’s something that Hiroaki Ochiai, Senior Vice President of IP Strategy at Namco Bandai Games Europe, is pleased to announce:
“We are pleased to have these new features added for the EMEA version of the game, Namco Bandai Games has always been close to its players, and that is why this patch is applied to please the fans and make their experience even better! A legendary license such as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure deserves the masterpiece on which CyberConnect2 keeps working hard day after day!”
Finally Namco Bandai Games Europe have also released a brief synopsis of what players can expect from the sixth chapter of the campaign mode:
Chapter 6: Stone Ocean – Florida – It all starts when Jotaro Kujo’s daughter, Jolyne Cujoh, gets caught and jailed for a murder… During her time in Green Dolphin Street Prison, JoJo uses an amulet she inherited from her father and unleashes her Stand. Following this major event, she joins forces with Ermes Costello, Guess and F.F in order to defeat Dio’s disciples. Dio’s evil schemes never ceased as Jongalli A and Pucci are here to take down the Joestar descendants…
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle will be released exclusively onto the PS3 during 2014.