Two new characters from Yu Yu Hakusho and two more from Hunter X Hunter, the new Himeji Castle stage – plus four original story characters designed by legendary manga artist Akira Toriyama are also revealed
Bandai Namco has revealed two new playable fighters from classic manga Yu Yu Hakusho and Hunter X Hunter, Yusuke,Toguro, Kirua and Kurapika have joined the roster of upcoming game JUMP FORCE.
Also revealed for the game are four, brand-new, Story characters designed by legendary manga artist, and creator of DRAGON BALL, Akira Toriyama.
This comes alongside the announcement that JUMP FORCE will launch in February 2019 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM.
Kirua is the third son of the Zoldyck family – the most infamous and deadly assassins of the world. He was expected to join them, but chased his own fate by running away from home to become a Hunter. Kurapika also had a difficult family history – as the last survivor of his clan. They are both very strong fighters that value their friends and they will do anything to protect them!
The four new characters follow the announcement last week that Yugi Muto, protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh!, will also be a playable character in the game – fighting with his summoned Duel Monsters cards.
A new real-world stage is also unveiled, the Himeji Castle one of the most famous Japanese site will become an arena for the coming fight.
The game will launch with a Season Pass offer that adds nine new characters to the game’s impressive lineup as well as a Collector’s Edition which will come with an exclusive diorama statue that includes the three main heroes from the game; Naruto, Luffy, and Goku.
The JUMP FORCE Collector’s Edition will be available and will contain:
- Full game release of JUMP FORCE
- Season Pass (9 additional characters, also purchaseable separately)
- 30cm exclusive Diorama of Naruto, Luffy and Goku.
- 3 Art Boards (28x28cm)
Players that pre-order any version of the game will also receive a new lobby vehicle, as well as three exclusive avatar costumes through selected retailers.
A closed beta test is scheduled for JUMP FORCE October 12-14th for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Spaces are limited and only open to members of the EP!C REWARDS CLUB. Registration will close on October 7th midnight CEST and closed beta codes will be sent by emails in the following days.
The sessions will run at:
- CBT session #1: October 12th – 15:00 – 17:00PM CEST (11pm – 1am AEST)
- CBT session #2: October 13th – 06:00 – 08:00AM CEST (2pm- 4pm AEST)
- CBT session #3: October 13th – 19:00 – 21:00PM CEST (14th 1am- 3am AEST)
- CBT session #4: October 14th – 06:00 – 08:00AM CEST (2pm – 4pm AEST)
JUMP FORCE will be available in February 2019 on PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC Digital.