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Capcom announces JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD for PSN/XBLA


In a pretty surprising announcement during the San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom announced an HD release for a fairly obscure Dreamcast fighter called JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Priced at $20, the game is scheduled to release for both PSN and XBLA digital platforms on August 21st (PSN) and August 22nd (XBLA).

It's definitely an oddball fighter based that I missed out on playing in the Dreamcast era, so I'm definitely excited to check out this HD upscale when it hits current consoles in August. The price point seems a bit steep, and it's not entirely clear if the HD portion is a simple filter or if the sprites have actually been re-done, but I imagine we'll get some more news on this release shortly.

In the meantime, check out the full press release from Capcom below!

JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE RETURNS FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Arcade Fighting Title Confirmed for the PlayStation®Store and Xbox LIVE Arcade with HD Graphics and All New Online Features

SAN MATEO, Calif. — July 16, 2012 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. will be available to purchase from PlayStation®Network on August 21st for $19.99 and Xbox LIVE® Arcade on August 22nd for 1600 Microsoft Points.

A fighting game based on the popular Japanese manga series and previously released arcade games, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. features stunning HD visuals and unique, original gameplay mechanics that can be seen today in other Capcom fighting titles. Fans of the series will still be able to enjoy the classic arcade style appearance with an option to play in Arcade SD Mode, preserving the high-quality pixel art seen in the original releases.