JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor (ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 ラストサバイバー JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Rasuto Sabaibā) is a multiplayer battle royale game based on the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise for arcades. It was first announced on December 18, 2018, and was initially set to release in summer 2019, though it actually launched on December 18, 2019, just a year after its announcement. A location test for a beta version was done in January 2019.
The players each control one character and roam in a vast map, whose effective size reduces gradually as a dangerous zone progressively engulfs the environment. It is shown that the players are deployed randomly on the map in predetermined square zones. They then must fight each other, depleting the enemy's health bar until one is empty and the enemy is eliminated. Players will need to utilize their Stand powers to be the last person standing. Depending on the mode, players can also be split into distinct sides instead with allies fighting together and being able to be revived.
The player can perform basic attacks, charged attacks, or use their Stands' special abilities. For instance, Star Platinum can stop time immobilizing enemies for a short timeframe. Characters with long-distance ranged Stands can send their Stands away from them controlling them at the same time to attack other characters while they hide. Any action, from walking to attacking others, creates noise that is also visually indicated through Katakana onomatopoeia appearing on the screen, allowing other players to hear/see what is happening nearby. It is possible to sneak around by walking while crouching.
Unique to Last Survivor (not found in any other battle royale games) is the ability to level up your character. Players level up by collecting poker chips from fallen enemies, similar in style to those produced by Daniel J. D'Arby's Stand Osiris. By leveling up, players will gain access to more of their Stand's abilities. An example of this is that Jotaro must be level 4 in order to use Star Platinum The World's Time Stop.
The game had ten characters at launch, but more are gradually being added. There are currently twelve characters.
Known Gameplay Elements
- DIO and Jotaro can collect tokens that add seconds to the length of their Time Stop.
- To balance out having Stands in a multiplayer game, Last Survivor gives each ability a certain number of charges that it can consume. An example of this is that Jotaro’s primary attack allows him to punch up to 8 times consecutively with Star Platinum, before needing to wait for charges to regenerate.