ANIME AND MANGA WORLDS COLLIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT’S J-STARS VICTORY VS+

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ANIME AND MANGA WORLDS COLLIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT’S J-STARS VICTORY VS+

Celebrate 45 Years of Shonen Jump and 20 Years of V-Jump Magazine with an All-Star Blowout of Famous Anime and Manga Characters

SAN JOSE, Calif., (June 30, 2015) – Leading digital entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced that J-STARS Victory VS+ has launched in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system. The game features an eclectic mix of well-known anime and manga characters from 32 different Shonen Jump and V-Jump franchises including One Piece™, Naruto™, Bleach, Dragon Ball Z®, Fist of the North Star, Assassination Classroom, and other popular titles. J-STARS Victory VS+ is the most ambitious anime and manga focused fighting game to ever reach Western videogame fans.

Developed by Japanese videogame studio Spike Chunsoft, J-STARS Victory VS+ delivers an incredibly robust roster of characters to stage epic battles through a variety of anime and manga worlds. Players can choose to begin their J-STARS Victory VS+ adventure from a multitude of game modes including; J-Adventure Story mode where players battle in different anime and manga environments to determine who is the strongest character, 2-vs-2 Online Battle mode that allows up to four players to form teams to battle for bragging rights, and an exclusive Arcade mode for Western fans that will deliver quick classic arcade style Team-vs-Team matches.

“In the realm of anime and manga based videogames, J-STARS Victory VS+ is one of the most unique and ambitious undertakings ever.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “The fantasy of pitting so many anime characters from different worlds in one arena of battle has finally come true. The fates of the J-STARS Victory VS+ characters are now in the hands of Western anime and manga fans.”

J-STARS Victory VS+ is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is available now in North and Latin America and will be available in Brazil on July 3, 2015 in retail packaged form for the PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 system. J-STARS Victory VS+ is available digitally through the PlayStation®Store for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

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About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS

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