Dio is the boss and antagonist in World Heroes 2, a 2d fighting game by ADK, released in 1993 for the Arcades /NeoGeo and many years later ported into collections like on the PS2 and as virtual console download in 2011 for Nintendo’s Wii. Dio returned also as the boss in World Heroes Perfect (1995).

Dio is an artificial soldier who was developed to replace Geegus, another experiment to create a super soldier which failed. Dio developed his own consciousness however and started to kill people in different eras.

Dio is using some of Dio Brandes lines, a character from the JoJo Bizarre Adventure manga /anime.

SNK developed a very similar character called Neo Dio for their NeoGeo Battle Coliseum Crossover fighting game.

Dio World Heroes

Dio from the World Heroes Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Dio   Developed /Created by ADK
Gameseries: World Heroes   First seen on: Arcades  
First Game: World Heroes 2   Year first seen in: 1993 
Last Game: World Heroes Perfect (1995)
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Dio

None available =/    


Dio in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Dio from World Heroes Game Art

We did not have a World Heroes Art Collaboration, but Dio from World Heroes 2 was drawn as part of the FGE Oriject, a big ongoing art collaboration about rarely drawn fighting game characters.

Dio was drawn by Blackorb00 for this project.


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Dio




Trivia and own opinion(s)