In the first trailer for Jump Force, we see the likes of Goku and Frieza from Dragon Ball Z, Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto Shippuden, Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece as a playable characters in the game. At the very end of the trailer Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note, however, they are only confirmed as characters part of the story at this point. A playable demo at E3 2018 shows two additional characters will be playable in addition to those shown in the trailer – Roronoa Zoro from One Piece and Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto!
Kotaku and Eurogamer were able to get some off-screen footage of the two, take a look below!
Game producer Koji Nakajima from Bandai Namco Entertainment talks to Max from IGN about Jump Force in an interview. Hirano-san is the one who mentions Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note will be playing a role in the story. What is their role? At this point it’s unknown, but all of these Jump characters are joining together to fight a big, bad villain in a comprehensive story mode. Of course since the game was just announced today, the identity of that villain has not yet been revealed either.
Below is the official press release and fact sheet for Jump Force!
Leading developer and publisher of anime videogames, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., has announced JUMP FORCE for the Xbox One® video game system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PC via STEAM®. The greatest heroes and villains from the 50-year history of Shueisha’s influential Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump® manga will battle against each other across iconic locations on Earth in this anime fighting game fan’s dream come true!
Featuring the world’s most popular and classic manga/anime franchises including DRAGON BALL Z®, ONE PIECE®, NARUTO®, and many others, players will be able to create their three-character manga/anime dream tag team and take them into battle in hyper-stylish arena brawls set against backdrops of famous landmarks around the world including New York City’s Times Square and the Matterhorn in the Alps. Utilizing Unreal Engine® 4, JUMP FORCE brings these titans of Japanese pop culture to life for the first time ever in stunning realistic detail.
The lines that separate our world from the JUMP world have been blurred, with evil forces spilling into the real world to rule over humanity. The greatest heroes known to manga/anime including Goku, Luffy, Naruto, as well as many others to be announced, must join together to triumph over the forces of evil seeping in from the JUMP world.
“With JUMP FORCE, we are thrilled to bring to life Shueisha’s deep catalogue of beloved franchises that has produced some of the most popular pop culture characters to ever come from Japan,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “JUMP FORCE gives fans of manga and anime a dream opportunity to see their favorite heroes come to life in our world in a globetrotting adventure filled with explosive battles of epic proportions.”
JUMP FORCE will be available in 2019 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 system, and PC via STEAM.
Fact Sheet with Key Features
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 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
- XBOX ONE X Enhanced / PS4 Pro Support
- Voice Overs: Japanese
- Subtitles In: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Neutral Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Polish, Russian
- 1-2 Players Offline and Online