E3 2018: Bandai Namco Announces Jump Force

During the Microsoft E3 press conference, Bandai Namco announced Jump Force, a new fighting game from the Shueisha Shonen JUMP universe. The trailer showed characters such as Luffy (One Piece), Naruto (uh… Naruto), Goku (Dragon Ball), Frieza (Dragon Ball) and Light Yagami/Ryuk (Death Note). 

Bandai Namco had the following to say about Jump Force:

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 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 will be available in 2019 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 system, and PC via STEAM. For more information about JUMP FORCE or other titles from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., please visit; https://www.bandainamcoent.com, or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS, or join the conversation at https://www.twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS.

You can check out the trailer below.

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Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.

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