JUJUTSU KAISEN Cursed Clash brings the Thrill of Cursed Technique Combat from the Anime Series

Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash features spectacular action and intense combat drama of the franchise to the video game world.

JUJUTSU KAISEN Cursed Clash gives fans a taste of cursed combat, with a great Recap of the series so far. The latest fighter from Bandai Namco brings the intense cursed combat to life, allowing players to take control of their favorite characters. Techniques for a range of characters also grant satisfying and engaging visuals as players unleash their negative energy. Along with a great campaign to test their meddling against foes of the anime, the game also offers intense competitive PVP both offline and online. 

JUJUTSU KAISEN Cursed Clash is the first game for the JUJUTSU KAISEN franchise, allowing fans to join the fight. Bandai Namco released the game as an Action Brawler game that features various characters seen in both seasons of the franchise. The anime series currently consists of 2 seasons and 1 prequel movie, featured on various platforms such as Crunchyroll, and iQIYI, and even released the English dub on HBO Max. As the first game for the franchise, the features were revealed to include the iconic characters in a Max 2 VS 2 arena fighter that features a playthrough of the story so far. 

JUJUTSU KAISEN Cursed Clash Provides a taste of Power with Engaging 3D combat 

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JUJUTSU KAISEN Cursed Clash perfectly captures the high-speed action seen in the iconic anime series. Each fighter gives fans a different style while also giving fans an immersive replay of the story from the series so far. Along with a replay-style campaign, players can also fight against friends and even online to compete against other players to test their skills. The 2 VS 2 combat system also adds to the dynamic flow of combat as you can command your ally to attack for a coordinated tag-team combo onslaught, which makes attacks even more satisfying. 

Unique Techniques Captured and Unleashed 

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The combat system has similarities to various 3D action fighters such as games from the My Hero Academia series, but beautifully captures the unique features seen for the world. Cursed Energy is featured as a burst attack that can be activated to increase the power of any number of hits, with special attacks highlighting the signature moves and even the Domain Expansion ability. These moves are also based on activation so a fighter could avoid the activation by dodging or refraining from attacking, giving a fair balance to the overwhelming damage of the attack. 

Characters, Moves, and Surprising Moments 

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There is a huge range of characters featured in the series, but the game does an impressive job of making each character feel unique. This includes the difference between Yuji Itadori and Ryoumen Sukuna, as Sakuna has counters and untouchable moves that make him feel like a boss character even while used by the player. Many of the fighters, like Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki, also have their unique techniques captured perfectly with a combination of specific moves or even how their Cursed Energy power is used. 

The oddest fighter out of the selection is specifically Satoru Gojo, which is due to certain moves requiring an aim to be used during the fight. This is a great way to personify his abilities in the gaming world, but there were also times when attacks would lead him to suddenly be right up close. This means that you could be a fair distance but then attacking finds you right up close without any animation or effect in-between. This is a great link to his comical yet OP aesthetic but it’s disorienting to find yourself so close, instantly like a glitch. 

Iconic Scenes and Destructive Environments 

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The amazing Domain Expansions technique is not the only fantastic visuals included in the game. The key locations featured throughout the anime have also been brilliantly captured, adding to the immersion of fighting through scenes of various episodes. The pure destruction and collisions within the urban environment were also a great addition to the experience, which created many satisfying moments when attacking and being hit. Movement around the area even kept multiple-level locations from feeling too huge, with floor-breaking among the favorite features for tantalizing combat. This was seen in the abandoned building seen in episode 3 of Season 1, which introduces Kugisaki. 

Story Mode VS Arcade Combat 

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The story mode was a great way to go through the series and face against the various foes that appeared throughout the anime series, directly. However, there were some instances where it felt too much like a replay, and certain ‘missions’ were simply reiterating the story. This was enjoyable as fans could face foes in various moments in the story, but it also hosted a non-immersive text-based retelling that became galling after a while. Despite this, the voiceover from the cast managed to keep a little hype for these mundane moments. 

The online matches and local fights were a vital part of the game as they granted some competitive enjoyment from the franchise. It was a treat to test the skills of different characters against a friend, but it was also fun to face other opponents online. There are some characters like Gojo that require a lot of mastering, but it’s great to engage in the world of Jujutsu Kaisen with different techniques to experience. It will be easy to see this game included in the competition aspect of the gaming community once players start selecting their favorite fighters. 

Great Jujustu Sorcerer Starter Experience 

Fans who love the franchise and the anime so far will love to play this game to finally experience the fighting styles included in the anime and manga. However, it’s a shame that the story mode is mostly retelling the anime in a comic-strip style instead of offering more dynamic scenes. The combat in the game is the outstanding feature that all fans and players will be diving into, with so many epic characters to test out and enjoy. It will be interesting to see how many other characters could be added over time since the characters captured so far have been a delight to fight with. 

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For creating an entertaining Cursed Combat experience within the anime world, we give Jujustu Kaisen Crused Clash a score of 6 out of 10.  

Jujutsu Kaisen Crused Clash is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Various Editions of the game are also available for the Action Brawler, including Deluxe and Ultimate editions. 


Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash

Release Date: February 2, 2023
Developer: Byking
Publisher: Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Genres: Fighting game, Action game
Platforms: PlayStation 5Nintendo SwitchPlayStation 4Xbox OneMicrosoft WindowsXbox Series X and Series S

JUJUTSU KAISEN, known for its serialization in Shueisha’s “Weekly Shonen Jump”, is getting its first console game! In this 2 vs. 2 action game, aim for new heights by mastering the “Cursed Techniques” of powerful Jujutsu Sorcerers and Cursed Spirits! Choose your partner and create unique combinations that both complement your play style and showcase the different cursed techniques each character possesses.

What do you think of Jujutsu Kaisen Cursed Clash? Do you love the characters and their techniques featured in the game? What are you hoping to be introduced to the roster in the near future? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more gaming and reviews. 



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Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.