JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD
|JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD|
|Series||JoJo's Bizarre Adventure|
|Release date(s)||August 21, 2012|
|Release type||Console exclusive|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, Co-op, Multiplayer|
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 Hepburn: JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken) is a based on Hirohiko Araki's manga of the same title. The game was originally developed by Capcom and released in arcades in 1998 on the CPS-3 arcade system; this version was known outside Japan as JoJo's Venture. An updated version of the game was released in 1999 as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future (Japanese: ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 未来への遺産 Hepburn: JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Mirai e no Isan), becoming the sixth and last game released for the CPS-3 board.
The game combines Capcom's trademark anime-inspired graphics, as seen in the Darkstalkers series, with the colorful characters and events of Hirohiko Araki's creation, resulting in a highly stylized and detailed visual style. It also features many of the gameplay mechanics seen on previous Capcom fighting games, such as the use of power gauges for super moves, as well as a brand new Stand Mode, consisting of the series' signature guardian spirits that accompanies almost every character and can be summoned or dismissed at will by the player, resulting in variations in the character's move list and abilities.
Original author Hirohiko Araki served as a consultant for the game and created exclusive pieces of artwork for its promotion and packaging; most notably, he developed from scratch a new character design for Midler, since Capcom was interested in using her in the game and she had been only shown from the waist-down in the original manga.
The 1999 PlayStation version is based on JoJo's Venture, but features the additional characters from the second version of the arcade game and an exclusive "Super Story Mode", which covers the entire Stardust Crusaders story arc. The Dreamcast version, also released in 1999, features both the original and revised versions of the arcade game in their original forms. The high-definition PlayStation 3 version was a port of the Dreamcast version featuring graphic filters and online multiplayer, thought it does not feature the Super Story Mode of the previous PlayStation port. The game was delisted from the European PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade storefronts on September 11, 2014.
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