Anime/manga fans are hungry for J-Stars Victory VS, Namco Bandai’s crossover game featuring the likes of Naruto, Goku, Luffy, and a host of other Shonen Jump characters. March 2014 is when the game makes it way to Japan, but for the rest of the world, there hasn’t been a sound. On September 30th of this year, Namco Bandai Europe registered the web domain “Awakened-Legends-Vs.com.” It might just be wishful thinking on our part here at Saiyan Island, but it sounds like it could be a localized version of J-Stars Victory VS.
In J-Stars Victory VS, there are elements called the “victory burst and victory meter.” We can see them easily renamed to “awakening burst” and “awakening gauge” for an English release. The “J-Stars” aspect of the title could correlate to “Legends” since many of the heroes featured in the game are immortalized icons, at least in our opinion. The “VS” aspects of the titles is obvious.
As for One Piece Red (full title One Piece: Unlimited World Red), Namco Bandai Europe acquired the domain “One-Piece-Unlimited-World-Red.com”. Not much explanation needed there as the title of the game and domain are one-to-one. The prior two Japanese 3DS games have made it or will soon be making their way to Europe (One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP and One Piece: Romance Dawn) so it’s likely Red will be sailing over to Europe as well.
Just to be clear, though, nothing is officially confirmed. These are just domain acquisitions and we are speculating. Awakened Legends Vs might be referring to a completely different game than we are hoping for here and the arrival of One Piece: Unlimited World Red may not pan out. We’ll leave you with the the domain registration listings for now. Saiyan Island will keep you up-to-date with the latest as we learn more.
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J-Stars Victory VS is a team action fighter by Namco Bandai Games that showcases various characters from the world of Shonen Jump manga. The game was tentatively titled Project Versus J before the name was officially changed to J-Stars Victory VS. Currently, the game is only confirmed for Japan on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, however, no release date has been mentioned as of this time. No plans have been announced at all for a North American or European release. Please visit the J-Stars Victory VS section for more information on the game.
One Piece: Unlimited World Red is an action/adventure for the Nintendo 3DS that features large boss battles and 4-player co-op with fishing, digging and bug-catching mini-games. The game centers around an original story with elements from Punk Hazard. One Piece: Unlimited World Red is set to be released in Japan on November 21, 2013. The game is expected in North America and Europe sometime later this year.