Bandai Namco have revealed what could be the most epic crossover this side of Avengers: Infinity War, with some of the greatest characters of anime coming together for a new fighting game, JUMP FORCE!
JUMP FORCE merges some of the world’s most popular anime and manga franchises, rounding up a whole host of heroes and villains originating from the influential Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump manga to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Expect it to feature the likes of Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto and many more, enabling you to take a three-person dream tag team into battles across stylish arenas of Earth including New York City’s Times Square and the Matterhorn in the Alps.
It all comes about when the lines separating our world from that of JUMP become blurred, allowing evil forces to sneak into the real world to try and take over humanity. The greatest heroes of anime/manga – including the legendary Goku, Monkey D. Luffy, Naruto Uzumaki and plenty of others – must assemble in order to be triumphant in stopping the evil plot. Utilising the Unreal Engine 4, Jump Force brings these titans of Japanese pop culture to life for the first time ever in stunning realistic detail.
“JUMP FORCE provides an incredible opportunity for players to discover the rich universe of Shueisha and battle in iconic real-world locations.”, said Hervé Hoerdt (Vice President Marketing and Digital at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe). “To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shōnen Jump, Shueisha and BNEE are bringing together some of the most beloved manga and anime franchises of all time. We can’t wait to unveil more details on JUMP FORCE in the coming months.”
So, jump to it and check out the awesome E3 trailer below for JUMP FORCE, which is set to release at some point in 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. You might just spot a rather ‘cool’ villain in the process…