Some of the biggest heroes in manga collide…in the real world!
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of weekly Shonen Jump magazine,Bandai Namco is releasing Jump Force, a new fighting game featuring some of the most well-known heroes of manga and anime.
Since it’s reveal at E3 last week (check out the announcement trailer above), some new details on the game have been revealed. Jump Force is a 3-on-3 tag fighting game with a perspective and combat similar to the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series, so expect not too complicated combat with button mashing combos.
What separates Jump Force from other Shonen Jump crossover games is it’s setting: our world. That’s right, the game will merge the Jump world with the real world, meaning locations based on real places, and even more detailed and realistic character models. The game will also have a story mode, but details on how it will play out remain to be revealed.
We however know some of the characters that will be in the game. From Dragon Ball, Goku and Frieza are confirmed characters, but we’re sure a lot more (Vegeta, Trunks, Cell, etc.) will be included.
From One Piece, everyone’s favorite elastic pirate Monkey D. Luffy will of course be playable, in addition to swordsman Roronoa Zoro.
The titular heroic ninja Naruto will be in the game too, joined by Sasuke Uchiha.
Check out gameplay for the above screenshot here.
Those are all of the confirmed playable characters at the moment…but I know what you’re thinking. What about the end of the trailer?! What about Light and Ryuk from Death Note?!?
Well the trailer was indeed teasing those two at the end, but it turns out, per an interview from with Bandai Namco PR via Comicbook.com, that Light and Ryu will not be playable in Jump Force, but will have a role in the game’s story mode.
While that’s a bummer, we’re really excited to find out who else will be playable. Characters from Yu Yu Hakusho? One Punch Man? Joey from Yu-Gi-Oh?!
Jump Force releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.