Two new characters from Yu Yu Hakusho and two more from Hunter X Hunter, plus four original story characters designed by legendary manga artist Akira Toriyama revealed
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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has revealed 4 brand new playable characters are joining the battle in JUMP FORCE. Yusuke and Toguro from the fan favourite classic manga Yu Yu Hakusho. In addition to Kirua and Kurapika from Hunter X Hunter.
Also announced were four brand new and original story characters designed by the one and only legendary manga artist, and creator of DRAGON BALL, Akira Toriyama.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe were also proud to announce that JUMP FORCE will launch in February 2019 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC.
Kirua is the third son of the Zoldyck family, a family of the most infamous and deadly assassins in the world. He was expected to join them, but instead chose to chase his own fate by running away from home to become a Hunter. Kurapika also had a troubled upbringing, being the sole surviving member of his clan. Both are strong fighters that value their friends and they’ll do anything to protect them!
These four new characters join Yugi Muto, protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! Who was announced last week, who will also be a playable in the game fighting using his favourite summoned Duel Monsters cards.
A new real-world stage has also been unveiled, the Himeji Castle one of the most famous Japanese landmarks will become an arena for these characters to fight.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe also announced that the game will launch with a Season Pass, that adds nine new characters to the game’s already impressive lineup. As well as a Collector’s Edition which will come with an exclusive diorama statue that includes the three main heroes from the game; Naruto, Luffy, and Goku.
The JUMP FORCE Collector’s Edition will include:
- A copy of JUMP FORCE.
- Season Pass, which includes 9 additional characters, that are also purchasable separately.
- 30cm exclusive Diorama of Naruto, Luffy and Goku.
- Jump Force Steel Book
- 3 Art Boards (28x28cm)
All Players that pre-order any version of the game will also receive a new lobby vehicle, as well as three exclusive avatar costumes.
A closed beta test is scheduled for JUMP FORCE 12-14th October 2018 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Spaces are limited and only open to members of the EP!C REWARDS CLUB. Registration will close on 7th October, 2018 – 11:00PM BST and closed beta codes will be sent out by emails in the following days.
Join us at http://bnent.eu/account to become a member of the EP!C REWARDS CLUB.
The sessions will run from:
- CBT session #1: October 12th – 14:00 – 16:00PM BST
- CBT session #2: October 13th – 05:00 – 07:00AM BST
- CBT session #3: October 13th – 18:00 – 20:00PM BST
- CBT session #4: October 14th – 05:00 – 07:00AM BST
JUMP FORCE will be available in February 2019 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC. For more information about products from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe please visit:
- The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Website
- The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Facebook
- The BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Twitter
Date published: 21/09/18
Written by: Joseph Opoku
Source: (1) Bandai Namco Entertainment, Re: Jump Force via the [Gamespress]
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