One can look around at the abundance of excellent games on the DS, usually feeling contented and satisfied. Yet, despite the numerous genres represented (and in a few cases, completely made up), the dual-screened wonder lacks a proper fighting game. Well, that's only partially true: Japan scored a brilliant game in Jump Superstars
, a battle royale between essentially every popular anime and manga character in the country. And it was import-friendly! However, despite the game's excellent Smash Bros
-like battle system, the real fun came via ad-hoc multiplayer...and what were the chances of finding another American gamer with this thing?
Well, get excited, fighting fans. The most recent issue of Famitsu has confirmed a sequel, entitled Jump Ultimate Stars
. There are a few new characters, a few new moves, the regular treatment...but this time
, the game properly supports the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. If you can't find an American to beat down with Getsuga Tenshou
, then just connect with someone across the Pacific. Warning: Japanese gamers are generally way, way better than you are.
[Thanks, Thousand Dragoon Link!]