YOSH! It looks like the Hero of the Leaf Village, Naruto Uzumaki, is confirmed playable in Project Versus J! Anime Games Online’s THE BASEDGOD was able to see the trademark orange and black jumpsuit in one of the screenshots from yesterday’s scan. We’ve blown the image up by 4 times and drawn a yellow arrow to show Naruto running toward the fray of Goku, Luffy, and Toriko. Click the screenshot below to see the larger size.
Now, in case you are wondering why we have a question mark in the title, it’s because it’s very well possible it could be some other Shonen Jump character. Sometimes when images are scanned, there is a color distortion. Or, it could be Naruto, but he is shown in some other capacity which is not necessarily playable. If you ask Anime Games Online though, we think he will be playable! After all, how can Shonen Jump celebrate 45 years of success without one of their biggest franchises! For now, please consider this a rumor.
Project Versus J is a fighting game in development for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Sony PlayStation Vita. The game will be published by Namco Bandai Games. A release date has not yet been announced for Japan, Europe, or North America.