Jump Force was a surprise announcement from Bandai Namco during the Microsoft E3 2018 press conference. 2 months later Bandain Namco also brought the new game to Gamescon. Here we got the first glances of Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z) and Sabo (One Piece).
The Japanese manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump will launch a new game called Jump Force to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Heroes and villains from popular manga’s such as Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Hunter X Hunter and more will appear in the new fighting game.
Jump Force is a 3vs3 Tag Battle fighting game played on a circular 3D plane akin to the Naruto Storm games, meaning you will select an opening fighter and two other characters to be tagged in at any time during a fight. Curiously enough, all three of your fighters share the same health bar, so tagging fighters in is less about extending your health pool and more about allowing you to pull off cool tag team combos or managing matchups.
Several playable characters have already been confirmed:
- Aizen Sosuke (Bleach)
- Frieza (DBZ)
- Goku (DBZ)
- Gon Freecss (Hunter x Hunter)
- Hisoka Morroh (Hunter x Hunter)
- Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach)
- Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard (One Piece)
- Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
- Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
- Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)
- Sabo (One Piece)
- Sanji Vinsmoke (One Piece)
- Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto)
- Vegeta (DBZ)
- Zoro (One Piece)
We will expect more characters will be revealed the following months.