Rukia from Bleach will be playable alongside Ichigo in the upcoming Jump Force

By on July 2, 2018 at 9:03 am
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But what about Sosuke…?

We already got our first confirmation that Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach series would be playable in Jump Force via Shonen Jump; and while we also knew that Rukia Kuchiki and Sosuke Aizen would be included in the game in some capacity, Bandai Namco has now officially announced that Rukia will also be a playable character in the upcoming arena fighter.

From the press release:

Coming out of E3 2018, gamers and anime/manga fans got a glimpse of the wild crossover battles that will surely ensue in JUMP FORCE. Today, we’re adding another level of action to JUMP FORCE’s character and franchise line-up with the announcement of Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, and Sosuke Aizen from Shonen Jump’s beloved BLEACH series. Both Ichigo and Rukia will be playable as the best-known Soul Reapers from the BLEACH series. However, the nefarious Sosuke Aizen will also be entering the JUMP FORCE world, so sparks will certainly fly when these three meet in battle.

We’re also revealing a new stage in which these explosive anime battles will take place. A new Hong Kong stage has been added to the roster of real-world locations in which these powerful characters may meet to do battle in JUMP FORCE. The Hong Kong stage blends characteristics from one of the world’s most modern and dynamic cities with elements from the One Piece world, creating a truly unique setting for battle.

So, it seems that Aizen will not be a playable character, but time will tell for sure. Meanwhile, have a look at these new images of the fighters and the new stage.

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Jump Force will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2019.

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Sources: Bandai Namco [press release]; Bandai Namco US (Twitter) Editor-in-Chief. Street Fighterin' since there was only a "II" in the title.