Who’s on your Jump “dream team”?
Bandai Namco’s latest fighting project, just announced at E3, is Jump Force; while the reveal trailer was tantalizing, it didn’t tell us much about what exactly the game was. We now know via press release that Jump Force will be a tag-team based arena brawler! More details, according to Bandai Namco:
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.
“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 is in-development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam. So, get ready to take three of your manga favorites — such as Naruto, Luffy, Goku, Freiza, Light Yagami and Ryuk, for starters — into battle sometime in 2019. Here’s that reveal trailer again to help get you hyped up:
Sources: Bandai Namco [press release]; Bandai Namco Entertainment America