“YU YU HAKUSHO” JUMPS INTO THE FIGHT
YU YU HAKUSHO AND ONE MORE FRANCHISE ENTER THE JUMP FORCE ROSTER
Back at E3, Bandai Namco revealed the Shonen Jump crossover fighting game Jump Force. Crossover games like this are nothing new to Japan, however, Jump Force looks to capture the attention of the mainstream Western market. Plus with the 50th anniversary of the Jump publication arriving in 2019, Jump Force will looks to feature the most characters from as many franchises available.
Now at the Tokyo Game Show, another new franchise was added to the crossover; the other being Hunter x Hunter. Going with the protagonist versus antagonist theme, Yusuke Urameshi and Togoro have been added to the roster. Not only that, but another new character was teased and original characters made from Akira Toriyama made their debut just for the game.
The four characters made by Toriyama are Director Glover who somehow is the one to get all the heroes to join forces. Navigator is the player’s AI assistant (possibly for tutorials). The last two, Galena and Kane will serve as major antagonists for the entire roster of heroes.
As for Hunter x Hunter, Gon Freecss and Hisoka Morrow will be joined by Killua and Kurapika bringing their franchise representation up to four characters.
Perhaps the greatest reveal was Atem from Yu-Gi-Oh! being revealed as a playable fighter. The fun part about him is that he can summon Slifer The Sky Dragon to fight for you!
It's time to summon Yugi's most powerful monster. SLIFER THE SKY DRAGON! What 3 offerings will you give to summon the mighty Egyptian God Card? Unite to fight in #JUMPFORCE and pre-order your copy today: https://t.co/tpmTsXlGz5 pic.twitter.com/rMdVpLLQ7Q — Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) October 3, 2018
With the addition of these characters the roster is as follows:
Yusuke Urameshi [Yu Yu Hakusho]
Togoro [Yu Yu Hakusho]
Atem or Yami Yugi [Yu-Gi-Oh!]
Killua [Hunter x Hunter]
Kurapika [Hunter x Hunter]
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 trailers below: