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Jump Force Game's Video Previews Vegeta, Sabo, Sanji, Blackbeard, Gon, Hisoka

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Vegeta, Sabo revealed as playable characters

Bandai Namco Entertainment America revealed on Friday that Dragon Ball Z's Vegeta and One Piece's Sabo will join the Jump Force crossover game as playable characters. The company also confirmed that Hunter X Hunter's Gon and Hisoka and One Piece's Sanji and Blackbeard will be playable characters. The game's Gamescom trailer debuted on Tuesday and previews all six newly revealed characters.

Other confirmed characters include: Naruto, Goku, Luffy, Frieza, Roronoa Zoro, Sasuke Uchiha, Ichigo, Rukia, and Aizen. Light and Ryuk from Death Note will also appear in the game.

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.

Spike Chunsoft is developing the game, and it will launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in 2019.

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.

Sources: press release, Bandai Namco Entertainment America's YouTube channel via Hachima Kikō, Gematsu

Disclosure: Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.

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