Naruto Confirmed Playable in Project Versus J?

Posted by Natalie Robinson
Tags: Dragon Ball, Information, Naruto, One Piece, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita,

YOSH! It looks like the Hero of the Leaf Village, Naruto Uzumaki, is confirmed playable in Project Versus J! Saiyan Island’s THE BASEDGOD was able to see the trademark orange and black jumpsuit in one of the screenshots from yesterday’s scan. We’ve blown the image up by 4 times and drawn a yellow arrow to show Naruto running toward the fray of Goku, Luffy, and Toriko. Click the screenshot below to see the larger size.

Now, in case you are wondering why we have a question mark in the title, it’s because it’s very well possible it could be some other Shonen Jump character. Sometimes when images are scanned, there is a color distortion. Or, it could be Naruto, but he is shown in some other capacity which is not necessarily playable. If you ask Saiyan Island though, we think he will be playable! After all, how can Shonen Jump celebrate 45 years of success without one of their biggest franchises! For now, please consider this a rumor.

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Project Versus J is a fighting game in development for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Sony PlayStation Vita. The game will be published by Namco Bandai Games. A release date has not yet been announced for Japan, Europe, or North America.

  • King Hyuga

    it looks just like him, im hoping its him

  • Maaz Shaikh

    It was pretty obvious from the start actually… one just needs to LOOK for a wild shinobi! X’D

  • MurryEggplant

    It better be Naruto, if it is not I am dissapoint sooooooooooon~!!

  • unleashrage

    It probably is naruto, if it isn’t then no idea who that could be.

  • Sharnerius1

    Lol obviously that’s Naruto.If that is indeed him then I’m glad

  • narutobleachop

    EPIC NEWS!!!! *shoots rainbow from mouth* 
    day 1 buy now, even if i have to import it!

  • Femi Adams

    Since it’s orange, it could be Gohan, Krillen or maybe a Dissapointing Yamacha XD

  • narutopiece1

    That is definitely my man Naruto Uzumaki, Now the big questions are:
    Is he playable? What type of techniques does he have?
    I hope naruto has Bijuu Mode as awakening XD if he does i am definitely going to get this game :D

  • Shogunreaper

     They’d be out of their minds not to include narutobleach

  • Cashton Evans

    Plz put naruto and ichigo in this game, PLZ PLZ PLZ!!

  • Sharnerius1

    I increased the Image’s size more and that’s definitely Naruto.You can see his blond hair,his headband,and the bandage wrapped around his right leg.

  • Femi Adams

     oh I see the hair now

  • James Soldier

    That’s not Naruto omg you can tell its somebody from DragonBall Z.-_-

  • narutobleachop

    It’s clearly Naruto! Nobody in DBZ has has black and orange clothes. 

  • narutopiece1

    You shoul’ve should’ve gone to specsavers LOL

  • NSOP

    Or runs like a retard, actually nobody runs in DBZ save for Hercule.

  • MinatoKV1

    Help me, I have a xbox 360 old, he had a flash drive configured, spent much of the memory pen drive up to get to 299 mb, bought a new xbox, my fifa 13 is saved on the flash drive, I can play it on my new xbox, is the game I like, I need to reconfigure? or has somehow pass it to the new xbox memory without losing my save game?
    Note: If you configure must have at least 1gb? If, as has delete old games and recover enough memory to configure it again?

  • Karina :)

    Amazing!!! :D  great news!

  • Nelson Alves

    See if they can make this game with a 4man free for all why cant storm 3 have 2v2 singles 

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Runs like a retard.. Sad, but true 

  • *Super~Sayian*

    cause they’re repetitively greedy slops who like to keep it easy and piss on U.S and expect profit 

  • Killer Popo

    What about Cell?

  • Killer Popo

    If Naruto’s in this game sweet, if he isn’t then oh well either way I’m getting this game regardless xD

  • scabab

    That’s definitely Naruto and he’s obviously going to be in the game as he’s one of the most popular characters to put in this. You can’t have a anime battle royale game and leave out Naruto.

    Ichigo is sure to be in it also.

  • Mrsoulsurvivor

    The location in the screenshot looks like Alabasta.

  • slicethemadara

    i think it is…..

  • Maaz Shaikh

    Anyone wondering just WHO that hand (at the bottom of the scan) belongs to? O.O
    Goku…? Maaaybe, but then… is Luffy kicking ANOTHER mystery character?!!!! X’D

  • Hysterical Gamez

    Yellow Hair.

    Black Shoulers

    Dark Sandals

    Orange Legs.

    Hmmm. So many DBZ characters that fit that description, that now i’m having second thoughts about this being Naruto ._.”

  • Def Fwefe

    TWO Anime game will be released for ps vita 2013 will have the best anime game sales!

  • narutobleachop

    what if it’s ICHIGO!!!!??? Ohh yeah!!!

  • MinatoNamikaze

    Look at the full scan, it’s Goku’s hand.

  • TheGameTagerZ

    Ok, only because you said please

  • TheGameTagerZ

    My grandmother can tell that’s naruto from a mile away 

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    LOL O_O

  • ResidentMetroid

    Too bad it’s only for Japan and a PS exclusive :/

  • Afi 5d

    This game won’t come to U.S since all these anime are licensed by different companies in U.S

  • Dimiter

    They haven’t finished with storm 3 but start to make another game …(facepalm)

  • TheGameTagerZ

    Guess what genius 

    CC2 aren’t the ones making this game it’s another company. Keep that facepalm, it suits the situation well.

  • one piece fan

    who gives a damn if its not coming to America! since its region free, it’ll still be playable on American PS3′s. The only problem we’re going to have is navigating through the menu’s and understanding the voices since its still in japanese. But besides that I’m SUPER excited for this game! :D

  • one piece fan

    the scan is small picture of an even bigger scan, all three character’s are in the bigger scan and that would be goku’s hand, just like Minato said

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    jump ultmate stars had huge support to be localised but couldnt because of licensing, and there was so many represented series that people didnt care about that the process probably was too much, the japanese are happier with these games and the chances of localising are so slim.

    oh and seriously, luffy looks so good in this game

  • Thugnificent

    “Saiyan Island” ? more like Delusional Island

  • kevin garcia acevedo

    its confirmed has been confirmed in europe but it be in winter 2013 so maybe summer 2013 in jappan so if the sub we migth get a chance

  • Killer Popo

    Because, I don’t want to play a game that contains a language that I’m not fluent in unless it has subtitles in the language that I speak and that will not happen unless this game either comes to America or atleast Europe.

  • Rayson

    Dude that’s naruto u can see the way he’s running 

  • Rayson

    Its not only for jp and its good that its a ps3 exclusive <3

  • RedDragon10

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha Oh my God, that’s too bad to be a joke.

  • ResidentMetroid

    Nice try kid, tell me where it says it’s coming overseas?

  • Buster

    This probably won’t be released in America but still Dragon Ball Z and One Piece are both dubbed from the same company. Not only that Toriko english dubbed is being released by Funimation next month so maybe it won’t be a big licening disaster like Jump Ultimate Stars. If we ask then maybe they just might release this in America. The only companies they need are Viz and Funimation since Viz owns Shone Jump and Naruto in America we’ve already seen that Viz and Funimation are good friends so hopefully they give this game a shot.

  • Killer Popo

    Tell me where it says it isn’t? This game was just confirmed about a week ago dude, we didn’t even know what this game looked like until a couple of days ago. Information for games doesn’t just happen at the snap of a finger, you have to be patient. Even if this game doesn’t come to America there still may be a chance that it will come to Europe and if it comes to Europe then America will eventually get a copy too. It most likely won’t be a physical copy but it will at least be available to us via digital download thanks to the fact that Namco Bandai Games Europe and Namco Bandai Games America merged in order to give as many Japanese games to Europeans and Americans as possible :D

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    I see it

  • ResidentMetroid

    I’ll tell you that past SJ crossover games haven’t made it overseas. Why? because of Licensing issues. So, yeah you’re right, we don’t know if it’s going outside Japan but looking at history it is high unlikely that it’ll be released else where.

  • LiL JJ

    If Naruto is not in it,then seriously? this game is supposed to be celebrating Shonen Jump and one of the main franchises who is most of the time on the cover is not in it. Even if that’s not Naruto(but it seems it is) he’s mostly gonna be confirmed playable. Anyway, I’m not that thrilled about this esp when a release date hasn’t been announced for NA,let alone not sure if it’ll have an actual NA release.

  • SuperKamehameha

    Why are you so grumpy?This game is being made for Japan,not another country so why would they announce it for NA right after announcement?.Also They announced the game like a week ago and everyone is already whining about Naruto.Since when were they required to announce certain characters right off the bat?Why should you be thrilled since the game isn’t even for NA,and you don’t seem willing to import?

  • narutonatsu

    Awesome! They just need the rights for some Fairytail and bleach characters (most likely bleach is in there) and a release for everywhere and not just japan. Believe it or not anime/manga are really famous in the west, well at-least the top 4 NA and Eu manga’s. I will get this game for sure.

  • LiL JJ

     I’m sorry I didn’t know you could read my emotions. All I said was that most likely Naruto was gonna be in the game while trying to be sarcastic. Personally it doesn’t matter to me,and me not being thrilled was my opinion. When I say I’m not thrilled, meaning me and it does not affect anyone else. Don’t get me wrong I’m happy the game is being made,because it’s still cool. I’m sorry you got the wrong idea that I was being aggressive.

  • Shuran

    lol funny naruto is in the back so far away that we need a arrow to see him hes not so much of a big 3 now xD

  • Tanner Dunn

    Its naruto No dobut about it

  • Killer Popo

    Yeah you got me there

  • TheGameTagerZ


  • yujizzsakai

    i dont see why they added dragon ball into these cross over seriously dragon ball z is just way to over powered just way to fucking powerful!!!! 1 finger a planet blows up goku sneezes its over for the entire milky way or galaxy. seriously they better put a fukin HUGE(yes caps!) on goku but idk wat handicap can they put?!??! no flying?! stil overpowered! no super siayan still over powered! no eyes! still over powered no saiyan blood!? oh please still over powered!@!

  • Alex Marrero

    Pretty sure it’s Naruto, playable is the question, but I seriously doubt they’d leave him out.

    It’s an “Ultimate Jump” game, where they showed artwork of different characters underneath the scan that people can request once the form opens.

    There is very, very, little doubt in my mind that Naruto will be in it as playable.

  • Alex Marrero

    DBZ isn’t part of the big three. It’s in a league of it’s own. And the 3 franchises they’ve confirmed have nothing to do with popularity, just that they’ve had one shot manga crossovers.

    In total sales of currently running Shonen manga, Naruto is still a part of the big three (#2, but way behind OP).

  • Alex Marrero

    Fairytale is not a Jump manga. This is a Jump game, celebrating it’s 45 years of publication. 

  • Alex Marrero

    He just trolls, ignore him.

  • Alex Marrero

    99% sure it is. It’s every bit Naruto’s signature Rasengan rush.

  • Alex Marrero

    Exactly. I hope people realize there were two other Jump games that were not localized due to licensing.

    But here’s everyone’s chance to plan ahead, and import if you’re willing to.

  • Alex Marrero

    They don’t represent the characters’ true strength. All characters will be balanced to some extent, as it should be.

  • WiiStation360

     Dragon Ball has been in other Jump crossovers before, they BALANCE the characters

  • Alex Marrero

    Licensing will prevent it, I can almost guarantee that. It was the same for the previous 2 Jump games.

    If the gameplay looks decent, I plan on importing. But i get that you would like it in your native language, as would I.

  • Alex Marrero


  • WiiStation360

     Looks like it’s a four player fighting game, which means the Naruto in this pic is playable

  • WiiStation360

    It’s definitely Naruto, you can tell by the way he’s running

  • Alex Marrero

    CC2 is not Namco Bandai. CC2 is a developer and NB is the publisher. Namco Bandai contracts CC2 as a third party to make games for them, they are not a part of the same company.

  • Alex Marrero

    Yeah, the scan reveals a 4 player battle royale type game is most likely the case.

  • Alex Marrero

    It most likely is for JP only unfortunately. The previous two Jump games were never localized due to licensing issues with dubbing companies outside Japan. 

  • Alex Marrero


  • Maaz Shaikh

    Whoa there! Chill bruh…! XD Ever heard of a thing known as ‘nerfing’ the characters? LOL

  • Maaz Shaikh

    Whoops! My bad… damn this hype is making me cock-eyed beyond belief! LOL

  • jermar

    I personally think it should have been DBZ, One Piece, and Naruto. i dont really like one piece, but i at least have a basic knowledge of plot and characters. Toriko is something i dislike (and have no interest for) more than one piece and its not like i hate one piece i just didn’t like it. how toriko beat out naruto in the top 3 for this game beats me. actually my dream choices would have been Bleach instead of One Piece, but i have learned to accept the fact that the popularity of Bleach has dropped.

  • A-B -F


  • A-B -F

    I HATE HIM!!!!

  • Sano Tony


  • devaughn chambers

    I hope they add yusuke irumeshi, vegeta, sasuke (sussano), Oga Tatsumi & Toju in this game.

  • Viah H.

    would’ve been cool to see some Bleach in there. oh well!

  • Jay Gilmore

    u gotta look at the other scan links 

  • devaughn chambers

    i’m still going with them putting ichigo, naruto, sasuke(sussano), Oga Tatsumi, Tojo and yusuke urameshi


    its defiantly naruto no color dissortion is that close to how naruto looks

  • BrainYZ

    since the name is ultimate jump game (just like jump ultimate stars) I think it will include all the famous manga from Shonen jump and not like D.O.N which resembles Dragon Ball – One Piece – Naruto in it’s name
    I heard some rumors about a pole that will include Mangas fans want be in the game.
    sorry for the bad english

  • Rayson

    Tell me how this game is going to last without it going overseas, i mean seriously we might have to wait awhile but its going to come soon so get ready. ^-^_I_

  • Kien Mitchell

    If this is like jump ultimate stars but on a bigger scale then ichigo, natsu, rin okumura, naruto, plus other characters from each series should be in this game, not to mention all the other awesome fighters in other jump manga . That would truly make this epic and a good replacement for storm 3 once it gets stale  :T

  • ResidentMetroid

    Really now? Like I said, past Shounen Jump crossover games have yet to make it overseas so tell me how did those games last without making it to other territories?

  • ResidentMetroid

    If you are talking about Natsu from Fairy Tail then no he isn’t going to be in because Fairy Tail isn’t part of Jump.

  • narutonatsu

    ya, i know thats y i said if they somehow get the rights to add natsu or something that will be awesome. I know it’s for the celebration but come on if they are making a game like that y not just break a rule and add him as a guest character.

  • Alex Marrero

    I wouldn’t be against it. The more the merrier. I’m just trying to let you know it’s highly unlikely. As long as you know that, then I don’t mind if you keep up that hope. ^_^

  • yefrim11

     hey is no for the xbox 360 will it be for it cause the xbox 30 have alot of anime people that like it that going to be such a bomer not for xbox for psp vista that s going to look no good graphic

  • Carl Asdf


  • OtherWorlded

    This game sounds promising. I am very eager to see who the characters will be.

  • OtherWorlded

    If you don’t know already, most Anime based games are coming out for the PS3, so don’t be surprised if they are not on the XBOX 360.


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  • Shuran

    lol ik dbz is no longer a big 3 but stil its a big 3 from its time so i just said it like that to make my text short

  • AnonymousNaruto2000

    Here’s hoping for Rin Okumura & Allen Walker.
    Shame Fairy Tail isn’t Jump, Natsu would’ve been perfect for this game.

  • romo vincent

    cuz it sucks

  • Speed12300

    No-one else looks like Naruto so it must be him.

  • Nikko Gacutan

    i tought it was pikachu

  • Brandon

    Its because these animes were made by akira toriyama and his assistints smart alec btw toriko is way better than naruto

  • Brandon

    We deserve it you know how much stuff na gives to japan we give them ipad some laptops weaves xbox 360′s so lil jj is right

  • WiiStation360

    Epic Showdown: Super Saiyan Goku vs Naruto in Bijuu Mode. Since this is a fighting game, the characters will be balanced, and I hope it has clashes like in the Dragon Ball and early Naruto games. Imagine clashing Bijuu Bomb with Spirit Bomb