Bandai Namco Entertainment began began streaming a trailer on Friday for : All-Star Battle R, a new version of the : All-Star Battle fighting game, and it reveals that Yuya Fungami from the series’ fourth part Diamond is Unbreakable will join the game as the second DLC character from Season Pass 2 “soon.”
The second season pass includes three characters. Leone Abbacchio from Golden Wind debuted on September 1, and a character from launches in late winter.
The first season pass has four characters. Risotto Nero from launched in October. Rudol Von Stroheim from : Battle Tendency debuted on February 3. Keicho Nijimura from joined on March 24. The fourth character Alternate World Diego Brando from launched on June 16.
The game added Weather Forecast and Father Pucchi (Final) from as free DLC characters last December.
The game launched for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in September 2022.
The game has a Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition, and a Collector’s Bundle. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes an Animation Special Event Color Set, the Season Pass, two exclusive costumes, and two days of early access to all Season Pass characters. The Collector’s Bundle includes a 10-inch Jolyne Cujoh statue and an Animation Special Event Color Set.
The game expands the playable character roster from 41 to 50 characters. It also updates the game’s system, and adds a tag-team “Support Attack” system. The game also updates the game’s cast to match the voice cast from the various anime since the original game released (only the original anime had debuted when the original game shipped). The game still includes characters from all eight arcs of Hirohiko Araki‘s original manga, including ones that have not yet been adapted into anime. The game also includes Ikuro Hashizawa from Araki’s manga.
The original game shipped in August 2013 for the PlayStation 3. CyberConnect2 developed the game for Bandai Namco Games.
Source: : All-Star Battle R game’s Twitter account via Gematsu
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