Out of the ongoing trade fair gamescom 2018, Bandai Namco has unveiled a new trailer for their mash-up, smash-em-up fighting game, Jump Force. The game takes fan-favorite characters from throughout Jump’s manga universe and anime adaptations and pits them against each other, and against villainous threats that have yet to be fully revealed. In fact, since the game is still a work in progress and it’s not due out until sometime in 2019, we’ve yet to see the full list of playable characters and NPCs. Today’s new trailer fills in some of those missing pieces.
The new trailer features Vegeta, Sanji, and Gon, along with some villainous foes; we’re not sure if those villains will be playable or if they’re simply antagonists there to stop our heroes in story mode. And some folks have taken the pairing of the trailer’s wordplay–“A New Hero Rises”–along with shots of a red-head in a straw hat (probably Shanks) as a nod toward character creation, but that’s yet to be confirmed officially. We expect to hear more in the months ahead as we get closer to the game’s release.
Here’s who we’ve seen so far (H/T to DBZanto Z):
- Goku, Frieza & Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
- Naruto & Sasuke (Naruto)
- Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Marshall D. Teach / Blackbeard & Sabo (One Piece)
- Light & Ryuk (NPCs) (Death Note)
- Ichigo, Rukia & Aizen (Bleach)
- Gon & Hisoka (Hunter × Hunter)
Check out the new trailer from gamescom 2018 below:
The battle for Earth intensifies as new enemies threaten our reality. Will you unite with Vegeta, Gon, and Sanji to protect our world? JUMP FORCE launches on Xbox One, PS4, and Steam in 2019. Pre-order your copy today: https://bandainam.co/JumpForcePO
The battle for Earth intensifies as new enemies threaten our reality. Will you unite with Vegeta, Gon, and Sanji to protect our world?
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) August 21, 2018
Unite To Fight
For the first time ever, the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the famous Weekly Jump Magazine, Jump Force is also making the most of latest technologies to bring characters to life in a never-seen-before realistic design.
A unique setting, merging the Jump World and the Real World.
The Jump Force, an alliance of the most powerful Manga heroes from Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto and much more
Realistic graphics bring Manga characters to life like never before
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