THE SOUL REAPERS JUMP INTO THE FIGHT
BLEACH CHARACTERS TO DEBUT IN VIDEO GAME JUMP FORCE
E3 2018 was last month, but the updates just keep coming. The Bandai Namco game Jump Force was announced at the convention as a 3 on 3 fighting game between iconic characters that have debuted in the Shonen Jump weekly magazine. The announcement trailer featured Goku and Frieza from Dragon Ball Z, Monkey Luffy and Zoro of One Piece and Naruto and Sasuke of Naruto as part of the main roster. Now another staple of the Jump franchise has been announced.
Bleach protagonists Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki will be playable members of the roster. On the flip side, the major antagonist of the series Sosuke Aizen will appear in the game as well.
The only trailer available for the game was the E3 video so unfortunately there is no footage of the Bleach characters available; although, Crunchyroll did reveal screenshots of the characters making an appearance in the game as confirmation. The city of Hong Kong was also revealed to be an arena stage as well, mixing aspects of the anime with realistic features of the city; all with the Unreal Engine 4.
With the addition of the Bleach characters the roster is now as follows:
Goku [Dragon Ball Z]
Frieza [Dragon Ball Z]
Monkey D Luffy [One Piece]
Zoro [One Piece]
Ichigo Kurosaki [Bleach]
Rukia Kuchiki [Bleach]
Sosuke Aizen [Bleach]
Light Yagami with Ryuk (Teased but possibly not playable) [Death Note]