JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s Jotaro Kujo and DIO confirmed for JUMP FORCE; Base roster is now complete

By on February 7, 2019 at 10:00 am
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JUMP FORCE finally gets Bizarre!

With Bandai Namco Entertainment’s massive 3V3 arena fighter JUMP FORCE set to release in a matter of days, it was time to finally pull back the curtain on a much-requested pair of beloved Shonen Jump characters that have appeared to close out the game’s launch cast. The main protagonist and antagonist of Hirohiko Araki’s Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders, Jotaro Kujo and the villainous DIO, have finally stepped into the JUMP FORCE ring.

Wielding their iconic Stands, Star Platinum and The World, respectively, Jotaro batters foes with his signature barrage of rapid-fire punches, the Star Finger, and what appears to be his time stop as his Ultimate. DIO also battles in a similar melee style (they are both close-range Stands, after all), while mixing in The World’s ability to stop time, the vampire’s ability to drain the blood of his enemies, as well as his iconic knife barrage and infamous Road Roller to squash his adversaries in style.

It seems that these legendary Stand users will close out the game’s base roster of characters, as Bandai Namco Entertainment tweeted that there are no more fighters left to be revealed. However, there will be nine additional DLC characters released post-launch via a Season Pass.  You can see the bizarre reveal trailer below.

This brings our final base roster count to 42 playable characters from 16 Weekly Shonen Jump series, including:

  • Dragon Ball’s Son Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, Perfect Cell, Piccolo, and Trunks,
  • Naruto’s Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Kakashi Hatake, Gaara, and Kaguya Ootsutsuki
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generation’s Boruto Uzumaki
  • One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Vinsmoke Sanji, Marshall “Blackbeard” D. Teach, Sabo, and Boa Hancock
  • Bleach’s Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, Sosuke Aizen, and Renji Abari
  • Hunter x Hunter’s Gon Freecs, Killua Zoldyck, Hisoka Morrow, and Kurapika
  • Yu Yu Hakusho’s Yusuke Urameshi and Younger Toguro
  • Saint Seiya’s Pegasus Seiya and Dragon Shiryu
  • Rurouni Kenshin’s Kenshin Himura and Makoto Shishio
  • Fist of the North Star’s Kenshiro
  • City Hunter’s Ryo Saeba
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Yugi Muto
  • Black Clover’s Asta
  • My Hero Academia’s Izuku “Deku” Midoriya
  • Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai’s Dai
  • Akira Toriyama-designed original characters Kane and Galena. Death Note’s Light Yagami and Ryuk will also be in the game as major Story NPCs.

IGN also released some gameplay, featuring Jotaro, Deku, and Asta battling DIO, Kaguya, and Boruto.

A character reveal trailer for Boruto, Dai, Gaara, Kakashi, and Kaguya also recently dropped.

This brings our final base roster count to 42 playable characters from 16 Weekly Shonen Jump series, including:

  • Dragon Ball’s Son Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, Perfect Cell, Piccolo, and Trunks,
  • Naruto’s Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Kakashi Hatake, Gaara, and Kaguya Ootsutsuki
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generation’s Boruto Uzumaki
  • One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Vinsmoke Sanji, Marshall “Blackbeard” D. Teach, Sabo, and Boa Hancock
  • Bleach’s Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, Sosuke Aizen, and Renji Abari
  • Hunter x Hunter’s Gon Freecs, Killua Zoldyck, Hisoka Morrow, and Kurapika
  • Yu Yu Hakusho’s Yusuke Urameshi and Younger Toguro
  • Saint Seiya’s Pegasus Seiya and Dragon Shiryu
  • Rurouni Kenshin’s Kenshin Himura and Makoto Shishio
  • Fist of the North Star’s Kenshiro
  • City Hunter’s Ryo Saeba
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Yugi Muto
  • Black Clover’s Asta
  • My Hero Academia’s Izuku “Deku” Midoriya
  • Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai’s Dai
  • Akira Toriyama-designed original characters Kane and Galena. Death Note’s Light Yagami and Ryuk will also be in the game as major Story NPCs.

JUMP FORCE will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on February 12th for Ultimate Edition owners, and February 15th worldwide.

Sources: Bandai Namco Entertainment America (YouTube)/(Twitter); IGN

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