The game, apart from upscaled graphics, includes tweaked dialogue and fonts as well. Notably, it uses the super chime from the first JoJo's Venture, similar to the earlier Dreamcast port. Transparency has also been properly applied, replacing the sprite flashing once used. There are options to use the original graphics style, however.
The HD re-release was delisted from Xbox Live Arcade and PSN in September 2014. It is assumed that this is a result of Capcom no longer holding the license to create or distribute JoJo's Bizarre Adventure games, which was acquired by Bandai Namco Games.
The HD update features the option to play in either the classic arcade-style or an “Arcade SD Mode,” which has pixel-like art like the original games. Unlike the PlayStation port, this version of the game does not include the "Super Story Mode."
The game supports online play that includes the ability to filter opponents by location and connection speed, similar to the lobby systems seen in newer Capcom fighting games such as Super Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
The online mode introduces a new eight-player multiplayer mode where players can compete (while waiting to compete) for a chance to compete in the final showdown.