A few days ago Namco Bandai opened the digital doors to a new web domain that had the words “All Star Battle” fastened to the site’s home page. Along with that fragmented sentence was a countdown that signalled the unveiling of what a few believed to be a new fighting game similar to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. This was an odd theory considering that the company is already hard at work co-developing the new Super Smash Bros. games for Wii U and 3DS, making many believe that maybe the announcement had something to do with the forthcoming instalments.

The truth regarding the daily countdown and mysterious images on the teaser site turned out to have absolutely nothing to do with Smash Bros., and is instead, as we’ve just learned today, a new fighting game called JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle.

As some may already know, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a popular manga in Japan, and this a rather substantial announcement for fans of the series. The fighting game promises to capture the style of the comics, and judging solely on the initial trailer for the game, it’ll do just that. All Star Battle is said to feature characters from all seven of the currently available JoJo-related manga issues, all of which players can assume control of to beat each other senseless.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle Announcement

It’s not likely that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle will see a release outside of Japan, but we’ll see soon if Namco Bandai feels differently about the title’s localization. The game is currently sans release date, but it will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 — making it ideal for importers given the region-free capabilities of Sony’s console.

In other JoJo news, it was also confirmed that the franchise will also be receiving its very own anime in the very near future. So, yeah… that’s great too.

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Source: Namco Bandai (via Kotaku)