J-Stars Victory VS Gameplay #9 – Few Seconds of Kurama Mode Naruto

From the Tokyo Game Show video game convention, which took place this past weekend in Japan, comes a new J-Stars Victory VS gameplay video! This is #9 on Anime Games Online (links to the first 8 can be found under the Planet Namek screenshots on this page) and it features a few seconds of Kurama Mode Naruto! He can be seen 56 seconds into the video transforming and then launching a Bijuu Bomb.

With the confirmation of Sage Mode Naruto as a transformation, we were left wondering if Kurama Mode was a playable transformation or only a special attack. As some fans pointed out in Anime Games Online’s comments section, J-Stars Victory Vs Trailer 3 does show Kurama Mode with combo attacks, which makes us learn toward yes, he is a playable transformation. Although we want to point out we can’t say with 100% conviction at this point. From our perspective, it looks like Sage Mode Naruto is the normal transformation and Kurama Mode Naruto is a transformation after powering up to Victory Burst.

J-Stars Victory VS Trailer 3 showing Kurama Mode Naruto combos after the 3:33 mark

In case you are wondering, Victory Burst is a powered up mode giving characters greater attributes. It can be achieved by pressing the R3 button on the J-Stars Victory VS Controls for PS3 after a thunderbolt appears next to the victory meters.

Lastly, check out these screenshots of Planet Namek (Dragon Ball Z)! Other confirmed stages thus far include Alabasta (One Piece), the Hidden Leaf Village (Naruto Shippuden), Vegetable Sky (Toriko), Dark Tournament Stadium (Yu Yu Hakusho), and Soul Society (Bleach).


Other J-Stars Victory VS Videos
J-Stars Victory Vs Trailer 3 – Kurama Mode, Sasuke, Vegeta, Mugetsu Ichigo
Sage Mode Naruto, Ichigo’s Mugetsu – J-Stars Victory VS (Gameplay Video 8)
J-Stars Victory VS – 5 Minute Gameplay, Goku vs Naruto Video (Gameplay Videos 5 – 7)
J-Stars Victory VS – Local Co-op Multiplayer Gameplay (Gameplay Video 4)
J-Stars Victory VS – First Gameplay Footage (Gameplay Videos 1 – 3)
J-Stars Victory VS – YuYu Hakusho/Hunter X Hunter Footage
J-Stars Victory VS Trailer 2
First J-Stars Victory Vs Video

J-Stars Victory VS is a four player team action fighter by Namco Bandai Games that showcases various characters from the world of Shonen Jump. Thus far Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto Shippuden), Son Goku (Dragon Ball Z), Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach), Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece), Yusuke Urameshi (YuYu Hakusho), Gon Freeccss (Hunter X Hunter), Gintoki Sakata (Gintama), Kankichi Ryotsu (KochiKame), Toriko (Toriko), Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin),and Taro Yamada (Chinyūki Taro to Yukaina Nakama-tach) have been confirmed, with more likely to be announced in the future. The game was tentative titled Project Versus J before the name was officially changed to J-Stars Victory VS. Currently, only a Japanese release of the game for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita has been announced, however, no release date has been mentioned as of this time. No word on a North American or European release either.