Can this game get any more fabulous? Hirohiko Akari's famously quirky series, featuring many generations of protagonists cursed with the gift of perma-voguing and entities known as 'Stands' has long begged for a proper videogame adaptation, and this latest trailer has sold me on that aspect. Araki's dynamic style has always hit a certain note in me, mixing high fashion, idealized masculinity and the aesthetics of the highly unorthodox color schemes of Paul Gauguin to create a truly striking, over the top series that's left an impression on me.
I personally couldn't be happier that the folks over at CyberConnect2, best known here in the US for their stellar Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series took the reigns for this project. The game is currently slated for an August 29 release date in Japan, but we're hopefuly that All Star Battle will make the jump overseas sometime soon. Yare Yare Daze!