Jump Force Game Trailer Previews Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Yugi in Battle

posted on by Karen Ressler
Crossover game for PS4/Xbox One/PC launches next February

Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a trailer for its Jump Force crossover game on Thursday, previewing gameplay for the character Yūgi Mutō from Yu-Gi-Oh!. The video shows Yugi battling at the Golden Gate Bridge using summons such as Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl, and Slifer the Sky Dragon.

A closed beta test is slated for October 12-14 for the game's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Spike Chunsoft is developing the game, which will launch on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in February 2019 in the West. The Japanese website lists only "2019" as the release window.

Those who pre-order the game will get a new Dragon Ball lobby vehicle, and three costumes. The game's collector's edition in Europe will feature a diorama, three art boards, and a steelbook case.

Confirmed playable characters in the game include:

  • Naruto and Sasuke (Naruto)
  • Goku, Frieza, and Vegeta (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Blackbeard, and Sabo (One Piece),
  • Ichigo, Rukia, and Aizen (Bleach)
  • Gon, Hisoka, Killua, and Kurapika (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Yūgi Mutō (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Yūsuke Urameshi and Younger Toguro (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Light and Ryuk from Death Note will also appear in the game. Dragon Ball's Akira Toriyama designed some original characters for the game, and Polygon reported last month that players will be able to create their own avatar character in the game. The game's season pass will allow players to access nine additional 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 Koji 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: Bandai Namco Entertainment America's YouTube channel

Disclosure: Bandai Namco Rights Marketing, 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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