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Jump Force is the latest fighting game to feature characters from franchises published in Shonen Jump manga magazine. Now, it’s been confirmed that characters from the Bleach manga and anime will be joining the game’s roster as well.
According to an image from the latest issue of Weekly Jump shared by Younkou Productions, Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach will join the game’s playable character roster. The magazine shows Ichigo in his garb from the “Thousand Year Blood War” arc of the manga, which is the final arc of the series.
Rukia Kuchiki and Sosuke Aizen, also from the same series, have also been confirmed for the game, though it isn’t clear whether they’ll be playable or not. Both characters are also shown in their appearances from the “Thousand Year Blood War” arc.
The magazine also revealed that Hong Kong will be one of the stages that will be featured in the game and it looks like the Blackbeard Pirates from One Piece will be making an appearance in the game as well in some capacity as their ship is seen in the middle of the city.
Other playable characters that have been confirmed for the new fighting game include Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto, Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro from One Piece, as well as Son Goku and Frieza from Dragon Ball. Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note have also been confirmed but will not be playable, rather they will be part of the game’s narrative.
Jump Force is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2019. The game is being developed in celebration of Shonen Jump’s 50th anniversary. It is one of the longest-running and best-selling manga magazines which was home to many popular manga series including Dragon Ball, Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, and most recently My Hero Academia.