Europe’s biggest trading expo for games and entertainment, Gamescom, began yesterday. Developers have been seizing this moment to make big announcements for some of their most anticipated titles. One particular title that has generated a lot of fan hype has been Bandai Namco’s 3D fighter, “Jump Force.” First announced back in June at E3, Jump Force features a variety of different anime characters battling it out in real world locations. Just yesterday, Bandai Namco released a new trailer for the game showcasing several new fighters. Check it out below.
If you’re a fellow anime enthusiast, you’ll probably recognize all of the faces:
From “Hunter x Hunter” there was both Gon and Hisoka.
We got Vegeta from “Dragon Ball Z.” (Though realistically, if there was Goku and Freeza, how could their not be Vegeta?)
Blackbeard, Sanji, and Sabo from “One Piece” all made an appearance as well.
Towards the very end of the clip, a screen shows up stating “A new hero rises” and then a mysterious fighter appears who happens to be wearing Luffy’s hat. Here’s a screen cap.
It’s not exactly clear who that character is, as he/she doesn’t resemble anyone from One Piece. It’s either a non-canon character created specifically for Jump Force or it could potentially be a hint towards a “character creation” feature for the game.
These new fighters join the cast of fighters unveiled during the initial E3 trailer bringing the total number of playable characters to 15. Jump Force is expected to be released sometime in 2019 though no exact date has been announced yet.