The latest issue of V Jump has confirmed two new characters for the upcoming fighting game from CyberConnect2 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle.
The confirmed characters are none other than Koichi Hirose, best friend of Part 4 protagonist Josuke Higashikata, and Akira Otoishi, an antagonist of Josuke who wields the ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ stand ability. Both characters are featured predominantly in ‘Part 4: Diamond is not Crash’ of the manga series.
Both Koichi and Akira utilize stands as their primarily combat ability. Koichi uses the stand ‘Echoes’ while Akira uses ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’. You can see Koichi sporting blue hair along with Akira and his stand ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ in the V Jump scan below.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle will be released in Japan on the 29th of August, 2013. The game is yet to be confirmed for release outside of Japan.