Bandai Namco has revealed four brand new playable characters that will be joining the battle in Jump Force. The new characters Yusuke and Toguro from the fan favourite classic manga Yu Yu Hakusho, and Kirua and Kurapika from Hunter X Hunter.
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 and 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. 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. You can check out the trailer focused around these characters below.
Bandai Namco also announced that the game will launch with a Season Pass, that adds nine new characters to the game’s already impressive lineup. In addition, fans can also pick up the game's 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.
Finally, a closed beta test is scheduled for Jump Force from October 12th to October 14th on PS4 and Xbox One. Spaces are limited and only open to members of the EP!C Rewards Club. Registration will close on the 7th of October, and closed beta codes will be sent out by emails in the following days.
Jump Force will launch in February on PS4, Xbox One and PC.