Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced Jump Force for Xbox One video, PlayStation 4 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.
Watch the Jump Force Announcement Trailer:
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. “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.”
Here’s Jump Force image gallery. Click on any of these image thumbnails to see the full-size screens:
About Jump Force
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 Jump World and Real World. But what could be the origins of such chaos?
• The Jump Force, an alliance of the most powerful Manga heroes from Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, and much more.
• High-end realistic graphics and design to bring Manga characters to life like never before.
Playable Characters Announced
• Goku (and his Super Saiyan form) from Dragon Ball Z
• Frieza from Dragon Ball Z
• Naruto (and his Kyubi form) from Naruto
• Sasuke (and his Susano form) from Naruto
• Monkey D. Luffy (and his Gear 4 form) from One Piece
• Zoro from One Piece
Battle Stages Announced
• Matterhorn (Alps Mountain)
• New York City – Times Square