In 2005, Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump got it’s first video game in nearly a decade: Jump Super Stars. In it, 160 representatives from 27 different Jump series came together in a Super Smash Brothers style fighting game. A year later, a sequel was released: Jump Ultimate Stars. In Ultimate Stars, a whooping 300 representatives from 41 series were featured, giving players and almost encyclopedic map of Jump History.
For a while, many fans wondered if any other Manga magazines would follow suit with their characters.
It would appear that TWO Companies have decided to do just that!
Sunday x Magazine: Shuuketsu! Choujou Daikessen! is basically the manga magazine equivalent to Capcom Vs SNK. Is has been made in celebration of the 50th anniversaries of both Shonen Sunday and Shonen Magazine. The Game will be released in Japan on the PSP, March 26th.
In the right corner: Weekly Shonen Sunday! Home of various well known series, such as Gegege no Kitaro, All of Rumiko Takehashi’s manga (Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2, and Inuyasha), Patlabor, Detective Conan (aka Case Closed), Hayate the Combat Butler, and Yakitate!! Japan.
In the left corner: Weekly Shonen Magazine! Home of equally well knonw series, such as Devilman, Boys Be…, Great Teacher Onizuka, Love Hena, Maho Sensei Negima, and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
The game will feature (as of right now) 30 playible characters (which include Negi Springfield, Mechazawa of Cromartie High School, Inuyasha, Demon Eyes Kyo, Recca Hanabishi, and even Cyborg 009.) Nearly 100 other charatcers will appear as Support characters (this includes the cast of Sayonara Zestubou Sensei) in a some what similar fashion as the support komas of Jump Super/Ultra Stars.
Keep an eye on GONG for any other breaking news on one of the most ambitious manga crossovers of all time!