Jump Force Adds Gon, Hisoka, Sanji, Blackbeard as Playable Characters
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The October issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine revealed on Tuesday that Gon Freecss and Hisoka Morow from Hunter X Hunter, as well as Sanji and Blackbeard from One Piece, will join the Jump Force crossover game as playable characters.
Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game:
Universes collide as legendary manga heroes and villains are transported to our reality. Massive battles fill epic locales as good and evil clashes, while humankind hangs in the balance.
The game's producer Kōji Nakajima noted in an interview at E3 that the game will contain characters that will have their first video game appearance. The game will also draw primarily from Weekly Shonen Jump franchises that are based on "heroes" with "superpowers;" Nakajima downplayed the possibility of the appearance of franchises such as The Prince of Tennis and Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma.
Spike Chunsoft previously worked on the J-Stars Victory VS+ game. Like Jump Force, that game is also a crossover featuring characters from Weekly Shonen Jump characters. That game shipped in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2014, and in the West for the same platforms as well as the PS4 in 2015. Spike Chunsoft also developed the One Piece: Burning Blood game, which shipped in 2016.
Source: V Jump October issue
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