Jump Force

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Jump Force
Jumpforcegame.jpg
Box art featuring (from left to right) Naruto, Luffy, and Goku
Developer(s)Spike Chunsoft
Publisher(s)Bandai Namco Entertainment
SeriesShōnen Jump
EngineUnreal Engine 4
Platform(s)Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release
  • JP: February 14, 2019[1] (PS4)
  • NA: February 15, 2019[1]
Genre(s)Fighting
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Jump Force is an upcoming fighting game developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment featuring characters from various manga series featured in the Weekly Shōnen Jump anthology in celebration of the magazine's 50th anniversary.[2] The game is set to be released in February 2019 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Premise[edit]

When the real world collides with the Shōnen Jump universes, many of their heroes form the "Jump Force" to fight against whoever is causing this phenomenon.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Jump Force is a 3-on-3 tag team fighting game featuring characters from various manga series featured in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine.[2]

Characters[edit]

So far, 37 characters from 14 series have been confirmed to be playable.

Black Clover
Bleach
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
City Hunter
Dragon Ball
Fist of the North Star
Hunter × Hunter
My Hero Academia
Naruto
One Piece
Rurouni Kenshin
Saint Seiya
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu Yu Hakusho

In addition, players can create their own unique playable character, customizing them with outfits and accessories earned through gameplay.[21] The game's antagonist Kane, an original character designed by Akira Toriyama, is also playable.[22] Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note will appear in the game's story mode as non-playable characters,[23] along with other original characters designed by Akira Toriyama.[20][24]

Development and release[edit]

Jump Force is being developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco.[25] It is being developed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Weekly Shōnen Jump.[25] The game is being developed using Unreal Engine 4.[25] Jump Force was announced at E3 2018 during Microsoft's press conference[2] and is scheduled to be released in February 2019 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (28 October 2018). "Jump Force Game Launches in Japan on February 14". Anime News Network. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Lee, Julia (10 June 2018). "Jump Force brings together Dragon Ball, One Piece, Death Note and more". Polygon. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  3. ^ "JUMP FORCE Game". PlayStation. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  4. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (14 December 2018). "Black Clover's Asta Joins Jump Force Game's Lineup". Anime News Network. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Jump Force Game Video Highlights Bleach Characters". Anime News Network. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  6. ^ a b c "One Piece's Boa Hancock, Dragon Ball's Trunks, and Bleach's Renji Abarai Join Jump Force". Siliconera. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  7. ^ Sherman, Jennifer; Mateo, Alex (18 January 2019). "Jump Force Game Adds Boruto to Lineup". Anime News Network. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  8. ^ a b Ressler, Karen (October 25, 2018). "Jump Force Game Trailer Reveals City Hunter's Ryo, Fist of the North Star's Kenshiro". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c "Jump Force PS4/Xbox One/PC Game Unites Shonen Jump Characters". Anime News Network. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Jump Force Game's Video Previews Vegeta, Sabo, Sanji, Blackbeard, Gon, Hisoka". Anime News Network. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  11. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn. "Piccolo, Cell Join Jump Force Game as Playable Characters". Anime News Network. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Jump Force Game's Gameplay Videos Confirm Zoro, Sasuke as Playable Characters (Updated)". Anime News Network. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d "Jump Force Adds Gon, Hisoka, Sanji, Blackbeard as Playable Characters". Anime News Network. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  14. ^ a b "'Jump Force' Adds Two More 'Hunter x Hunter' Characters to the Roster". Comicbook. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  15. ^ Ruppert, Liana 'Lili' (19 December 2018). "'Jump Force' Adds 'My Hero Academia' Star Izuku Midoriya to the Roster". ComicBook.com. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  16. ^ a b c Romano, Sal (17 January 2019). "Jump Force adds Boruto Uzumaki, Gaara, Kaguya Ootsutsuki, and Kakashi Hatake". Gematsu. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  17. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (18 November 2018). "Jump Force Game Adds Rurouni Kenshin's Kenshin Himura, Makoto Shishio as Playable Characters". Anime News Network. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  18. ^ a b "Jump Force Game's Trailer Reveals Saint Seiya's Pegasus Seiya, Dragon Shiryū". Anime News Network. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  19. ^ "Jump Force Game Adds Yu-Gi-Oh's Yūgi Mutō". Anime News Network. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  20. ^ a b c "Jump Force Game Videos Reveal 2 Yu Yu Hakusho Characters, Original Characters by Akira Toriyama, February Debut". Anime News Network. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  21. ^ McWhertor, Michael (20 September 2018). "Jump Force will let you create your own custom character". Polygon. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Kane Confirmed Playable". Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  23. ^ "Jump Force Game's Video Shows Characters in Action". Anime News Network. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  24. ^ "New 'Jump Force' Screenshots Reveal Main Antagonist Kane". WWG. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  25. ^ a b c d Romano, Sal (10 June 2018). "Jump Force announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC". Gematsu. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

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