Namco Bandai is working on a brawler featuring characters from various manga included in Jump magazine to commemorate the publication's 45th anniversary, the company announced in the latest issue of Shonen Jump.
Project Versus J will include characters from the One Piece, Dragon Ball and Toriko series — the series' main protagonists are featured on the game's teaser — and the development team is currently accepting requests for the roster. Namco Bandai took a similar approach to filling out the ranks for 2005 Nintendo DS title Jump Super Stars, a 2D fighter featuring 27 characters from serialized Weekly Jump comic series.
Shonen Jump crossover games began with Famicom Jump and Famicom Jump 2 in 1989 and 1991, followied by Jump Super Stars in 2005 and Jump Ultimate Stars in 2006 for DS. The most recent Jump brawler was 2006's Battle Stadium D.O.N. for PlayStation 2 and Gamecube featuring characters from the One Piece, Dragon Ball and Naruto series.
A release platform and date have not yet been announced, and the game is currently slated to release in Japan only. Polygon has reached out to Namco Bandai for more details, including the possibility of the game's release stateside, and will update this story with more information as we have it.
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