J-Stars Victory VS Gameplay #9 – Few Seconds of Kurama Mode Naruto

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

From the Tokyo Game Show video game convention, which took place this past weekend in Japan, comes a new J-Stars Victory VS gameplay video! This is #9 on Saiyan Island (links to the first 8 can be found under the Planet Namek screenshots on this page) and it features a few seconds of Kurama Mode Naruto! He can be seen 56 seconds into the video transforming and then launching a Bijuu Bomb.

With the confirmation of Sage Mode Naruto as a transformation, we were left wondering if Kurama Mode was a playable transformation or only a special attack. As some fans pointed out in Saiyan Island’s comments section, J-Stars Victory Vs Trailer 3 does show Kurama Mode with combo attacks, which makes us learn toward yes, he is a playable transformation. Although we want to point out we can’t say with 100% conviction at this point. From our perspective, it looks like Sage Mode Naruto is the normal transformation and Kurama Mode Naruto is a transformation after powering up to Victory Burst.

J-Stars Victory VS Trailer 3 showing Kurama Mode Naruto combos after the 3:33 mark

In case you are wondering, Victory Burst is a powered up mode giving characters greater attributes. It can be achieved by pressing the R3 button on the J-Stars Victory VS Controls for PS3 after a thunderbolt appears next to the victory meters.

Lastly, check out these screenshots of Planet Namek (Dragon Ball Z)! Other confirmed stages thus far include Alabasta (One Piece), the Hidden Leaf Village (Naruto Shippuden), Vegetable Sky (Toriko), Dark Tournament Stadium (Yu Yu Hakusho), and Soul Society (Bleach).


Other J-Stars Victory VS Videos
J-Stars Victory Vs Trailer 3 – Kurama Mode, Sasuke, Vegeta, Mugetsu Ichigo
Sage Mode Naruto, Ichigo’s Mugetsu – J-Stars Victory VS (Gameplay Video 8)
J-Stars Victory VS – 5 Minute Gameplay, Goku vs Naruto Video (Gameplay Videos 5 – 7)
J-Stars Victory VS – Local Co-op Multiplayer Gameplay (Gameplay Video 4)
J-Stars Victory VS – First Gameplay Footage (Gameplay Videos 1 – 3)
J-Stars Victory VS – YuYu Hakusho/Hunter X Hunter Footage
J-Stars Victory VS Trailer 2
First J-Stars Victory Vs Video

J-Stars Victory VS is a four player team action fighter by Namco Bandai Games that showcases various characters from the world of Shonen Jump. Thus far Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden), Son Goku (Dragon Ball Z), Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece), Yusuke Urameshi (YuYu Hakusho), Gon Freeccss (Hunter X Hunter), Gintoki Sakata (Gintama), Kankichi Ryotsu (KochiKame), Toriko (Toriko), Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin),and Taro Yamada (Chinyūki Taro to Yukaina Nakama-tach) have been confirmed, with more likely to be announced in the future. The game was tentative titled Project Versus J before the name was officially changed to J-Stars Victory VS. Currently, only a Japanese release of the game for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita has been announced, however, no release date has been mentioned as of this time. No word on a North American or European release either.

  • http://raptr.com/KingOfKings4ev… Ken (王の王)

    That Kurama mode Naruto looks sweet. It’s awesome that u can launch combos with it too.

  • Menma Uchiha

    This game is getting more interesting by the minute. Can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next.

  • Alexander Ojeda

    who dosen’t love Bijuu mode really?

  • gogeta207

    well spirit bomb is too low in this game not that strong

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Bobobranden Asura Drago

    ok saiyan island, we know you favor naruto above all else. so stop re-showing footage of naruto’s kurama mode.

  • SynchroChaos


  • SynchroChaos

    Just gonna say that I don’t care for the 2-3 seconds worth of animation showing the “Victory Burst” mechanic being activated. It’s one thing to show that it’s available for use, but it looks like it kinda breaks up the flow of the gameplay. That’s also why I’m not fond of transforming mid-battle in post-Budokai games–the animation is cinematic, flashy, and stays true to what you’d expect from DBZ, but it breaks up the flow of the fight.

    That’s my only real complaint so far. Even then, it’s more of a nitpick / personal preference thing than anything else.

  • John Doe

    Please make this come to US.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Now I need one more main, & it might be Kurosaki Ichigo… (^0^) /

  • Sparky Kass

    WTF?…. like what the!……….u know what im not even gonna say anything……

  • Shippudencave

    Now that’s what the transformation is supposed to look like, uncontrollable power welling up inside of him, and then exploding into a new form. Beautiful…. I like the facial expressions. It makes them seem even more natural. DAT SPIRIT BOMB, DAT BIJUU BOMB, Yusuke still will probably be my main but I’m loving these ultimates.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Me too…^_^

  • Ichato

    do we get a demo for PS3. I really want to try out the demo.

  • Shippudencave

    I can’t believe that the most Iconic Naruto pose is gonna be him stretching his arm out like that. lol

  • Ichato

    does japan or north america get a demo for j-stars and battle of z

  • Shippudencave

    I don’t even have a PS3, I hope the vita version lives up to it’s parent. Ichigo is gonna be a pain in the ass to fight, damn those long range combos.

  • Adison Peña

    Is it just me, or the camera resembles to the one Raging Blast 1 had that made it such an awful game? o.O

  • Corey Bernard Boyd

    At 1:26 you can actually see Naruto in Bijuu Mode in the background….i think he’s actually playable in that form for once

  • The Real Tobi

    You mean Super Saiyan?

  • MrLi


  • MrLi

    Imagine u could do fusions with Naruto and Goku and stuff. How awesome would that be. But now i know some losers will come and say “oh thats disrespectful to Goku”.

  • IamIchigoKurosaki

    Lol, if my girl threatned to leave me because I played this game more than spending time with her or said its either me or that game. Guess which one I’m picking.

  • Blaze Gunn

    Your girlfriend if she’s hot and you actually like her.

  • *Super~Sayian*

    Hmm.. that means yusuke, goku and ichigo will have two forms also.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Don’t worry PS Vita T.V is coming soon, you can play this on a big screen LCD/LED TV, I’m going to import it… (^0^) /

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Raging Blast 1 FTW… (^0^) /

  • Shippudencave

    When my girlfriend tells me to put down the controller I do. I wont ever find another little Asian girl again, your girl’s probably cute as hell. Would you rather spend time with her or spammers and losers that get you mad.

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Yep, my main will be Yusuke, Naruto & maybe Ichigo…=D

  • Uchiha D. Obito

    for me is ichigo, yusuke, and luffy

  • Uchiha D. Obito

    well i can do both at the same damn time XD

  • Uchiha D. Obito

    yea really good eyes but if u keep watching you’ll see just right before gokus kamehameha his yellow chakra cloak looks like it disperses and just after the kamehameha u can see him throw a regular rasengan so im thinking just a few seconds likee ichigos mugetsu only kurama mode gets a lil combo or maybe u can enlarge the meter/bar to make the duration longer

  • Uchiha D. Obito

    Naruku or Goruto Naruto-Goku
    Yuchigo or Ichisuke Yusuke-Ichigo
    Lufftoki or Ginffy luffy- gintoki
    Luffigo or Ichiffy luffy-ichigo
    Naruffy or Luffuto luffy naruto
    see you done got me started lol
    gosuke or yusuko goku-yusuke
    narutigo or ichiruto naruto-ichigo
    luffko or goffy luffy-goku

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    If Future Gohan makes it in, my team is FINALLY COMPLETE… (^0^) /

  • MrLi

    Sasuta or Vesuke Vegeta-Sasuke

  • Bobby Jennings

    You actually see BM Naruto moving in the background after Goku launches the spirit bomb.

  • Dmankey

    The fighting looks very nice so far, just need to tweak up the hit detection and So far I haven’t seen any invincibility attack frames, CC2 Could learn from this.

  • trelos1996

    mine : Goku , Yusuke and Toriko *.*

  • Rafael Martines

    Why there is no more JoJo’s news here?

  • unleashrage

    Nice to see bijuu mode Naruto in action but i doubt i will play as him much.

  • AldouphusWilliams

    At the 1:26 mark you can see bijuu mode naruto wondering around in the background

  • isaaclian11

    I think KCM Naruto is playable but not the Bijuu mode

  • Zekro

    Bijuu mode can be seen attacking in the background at the 1:25 mark,its at the left a little far but it can be seen clearly

  • Donato

    This game will be play on pc ???

  • yasseruchiha

    I don’t watch a lot of anime cause I don’t have time so my favorites will be naruto Luffy goku sasuke gon and I don’t have any idea about the others

  • Danny123100

    No it’s for PS3 and PS Vita

  • DesiGamer2005

    Heh, that should be MY line :P . Interesting idea, but unlikely. Teen/Adult/Mystic Gohan has higher chances. Future Gohan makes more sense in Battle of Z. This game is more JUMP-focused so special DBZ characters like that or any anime for that matter won’t be in unless they appeared as a main character in its episodes. We can only dream, my friend. :)

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • Ace

    True, but before that happens (during the end of Ichigo’s blitz) you see Naruto jump in the air and do a rasengan while in Bijuu mode before doing the one on the ground in base form.

  • DMCmaster3000

    Does it say whos next at the end of the trailer?

  • Acidz_123

    Does anyone think that this game will have a demo on ps3?

  • Keijuan Joseph Archer

    Is anyone else still in disbelief that this game is actually coming out? This is the game I’ve wanted to play even before I knew I wanted to play it.

  • Keijuan Joseph Archer

    Japan developers aren’t much for PC. Like at all. I’m still surprised we’re getting NUNS3 on PC.

  • Vash bane

    KM naruto? ….


    I feel cheated that I bought UNS3 just to see this form in action lol

  • joseVQZ

    Bijuu-Dama vs Genki-Dama

  • Keijuan Joseph Archer

    Whoa, whoa, step away from the awesomeness!

  • IamIchigoKurosaki

    Lol, I knew somebody was going to take that serious. Joking dude, joking. Notice the lol at the beginning of that joke.

  • khunglongconduy

    no,for now,KCM Naruto is suck,only a few of people would like to play it when Bijuu Mode is available

  • Alexander Ojeda

    lol idk Bijuu mode seems cooler to me then super saiyan since bijuu mode changes naruto appearance completely unlike goku which every power up looks the same
    but you know im just saiyan?

  • Zero Sama

    Could food immersion be Toriko’s transformation mode in the game? Maybe shivering?

  • Zenkai

    The universe can’t handle epicness of that magnitude.

  • The Real Tobi

    Yeah I know =), it just reminds me of SSJ the gold color the aura I guess it’s comparable to the golden great ape

  • Rlliot

    this game would be P.E.R.F.E.C.T if they’ll include Natsu ( + Gary, Erza, and other main chara. ) from fairy tail

  • gasdsad

    We want fairy tail !!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Bobobranden Asura Drago

    come on, its obvious that these guys favor naruto above else. these guys go gaga over minor naruto stuff and blow off everything else.

  • UchihaName

    Naruto is fairly popular on this site is why. Also, of all the vids they’ve shown of J Stars iv’e seen more of Ichigo, Luffy, and Goku more than Naruto.

  • UchihaName

    I think it’s weird that they made that his ultimate, although i like it, but it would kill everyone if he launched it at them, not to mention it takes several minutes for it to get ready, yet it only took him 3 seconds to launch it in the game. I still like it though.

  • UchihaName

    Kishi was inspired by DBZ, so that’s where the resemblance comes from :) Also think of the four tails. “Roshi. Son Goku, and the fact that he is the “4 tails” and the 4 star dragon ball was Gokus fav one.

  • The Real Tobi

    I know all this =) I’m just giving him a hard time also The four tails was also named after Son Wukong just as Goku was in DBZ =)

  • UchihaName

    Nice! I didn’t know that part, that’s interesting. Got to love the two greatest animes, DBZ, and Naruto :)

  • The Real Tobi

    =D yeah

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Bobobranden Asura Drago

    when there was a smudge of naruto, even before he was confirmed they went head over heels for it and tried to hype it up. if you go over the site, the forums its obvious that they favor naruto above all else. any little speck of naruto news they cover. its just a general thing with them.

  • The Rower

    Fairy Tail is from Weekly Shonen Magazine, not Shonen Jump so they will never be in this game.

  • UchihaName

    Maybe you’re right. But for me that’s a good thing. I don’t really like OP or Bleach, so them always covering Naruto is a good thing for me, but i can understand your frustration, certainly.

  • Luciano Lamour

    MANN please please PLEASE bring us Kazuki (Busou Renkin) Allen Walker (D.Gray-man) And Any of the Joestars (Jojo Bizarre Adventure) Thats all I need..(Also Yugi or Yusei)