“HUNTER X HUNTER” JUMPS INTO THE FIGHT
HUNTER X HUNTER FRANCHISE ENTERS THE JUMP FORCE ROSTER
Back at E3, Bandai Namco revealed the Shonen Jump crossover fighting game Jump Force. While a crossover game of these franchises is nothing new, this game uses a new Unreal Engine 4 system and promises to be a larger tribute than before. The 50th anniversary of the weekly Jump publication will be in 2019 and the game will be released to commemorate the milestone. In this week’s issue, four more characters were revealed with two of them marking the debut of the Hunter x Hunter series.
First off, two characters were announced from the One Piece franchise. The master chef of the Straw Hat Pirates, Sanji and the legendary pirate Blackbeard himself, Marshall D. Teach will now jump into the battle.
As for Hunter x Hunter, Gon Freecss and Hisoka Morrow will represent the franchise’s video game debut. Jump Force appears to have a hero vs. villain theme with Aizen being included as part of Bleach with Ichigo and Rukia and with the addition of Marshall while Luffy is already in the game. Frieza already representing Dragon Ball Z and the inclusion of antagonist Hisoka only enforces this theme.
To add to the hype, a trailer debuted shortly after the scan; a trailer that adds two more characters. Vegeta makes his long awaited debut and Sabo from One Piece will jump into the fight.
The magazine always leaks/confirms the latest in video games or anime. It’s no surprise that it would reveal info about a game that directly features it.
Nothing else has been revealed about the game as we still have a good six to eight months before it drops.
With the addition of these four characters the roster is as follows:
Sanji [One Piece]
Marshall D. Teach [One Piece]
Sabo [One Piece]
Gon Freecss [Hunter x Hunter]
Hisoka Morrow [Hunter x Hunter]
Vegeta [Dragon Ball Z]
Goku [Dragon Ball Z]
Frieza [Dragon Ball Z]
Monkey D Luffy [One Piece]
Zoro [One Piece]
Naruto Uzumaki [Naruto]
Sasuke Uchiha [Naruto]
Ichigo Kurosaki [Bleach]
Rukia Kuchiki [Bleach]
Sosuke Aizen [Bleach]
Light Yagami with Ryuk (Teased but possibly not playable) [Death Note]
Check out the trailer below: