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E3 2018: Namco Bandai squeezes top 10 anime crossovers into Jump Force

by: Sean Colleli -
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Apparently Namco Bandai have announced the very game my teenage mind would have conceived after a BAWLZ-addled Toonami marathon. Jump Force brings Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece and several other Shonen Jump properties together into one insane fighting game. Naturally each anime's roster of villains is along for the ride too. I'm not sure if the trailer below is actual gameplay or a pre-render, but in any case it's going to make a lot of my 30something anime nerd friends a lot happier than they'd like to admit. Jump Force will be out for PS4, Xbox One and Steam sometime in 2019.



The Ultimate Heroes from Japanese Manga and Anime Join Forces to Save Earth!


LOS ANGELES, Calif., (June 10, 2018) – Leading developer and publisher of anime videogames, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., has announced JUMP FORCE for the Xbox One® video game system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and PC via STEAM®. The greatest heroes and villains from the 50-year history of Shueisha’s influential Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump® manga will battle against each other across iconic locations on Earth in this anime fighting game fan’s dream come true!


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.




About BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including PAC-MAN®, GALAGA®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, and ACE COMBAT®. BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. is the premier publisher in the Western hemisphere for anime based video games including NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, DRAGON BALL Z®, and ONE PIECE®. More information about the company and its products can be found athttp://www.bandainamcoent.com or www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS.


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