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Bandai Namco has dropped another bombshell reveal of two additional fighters joining the Jump Force roster, just one day before the start of Tokyo Game Show 2018. The upcoming crossover fighting game has confirmed Killua Zoldyck and Kurapika from the popular Hunter X Hunter manga and anime as playable characters. As of now, there are now a total of 18 confirmed characters in the Jump Force roster.
The Bandai Namco Entertainment U.S. official Twitter account posted the news earlier today, along with our first look at Killua and Kurapika in Jump Force. Kurapika can be seen wielding his iconic chain, which he used in the Phantom Troupe storyline arc n the source material, while Killua fights with his trademark electric-based attacks, which grants him incredible speed. These two join the previously-revealed Gon and Hisoka, who also hail from Hunter X Hunter. This means that a total of four Hunter X Hunter characters will be in Jump Force.
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) September 19, 2018
Other confirmed characters in the Jump Force roster include Naruto and Sasuke from Naruto, as well as Goku, Vegeta and Frieza from Dragon Ball. One Piece and Bleach characters are also in the game, including Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Blackbeard, Sabo, Ichigo, Rukia, and Aizen. Previously, the most recent announcement was the addition of Yugi Muto from Yu-Gi-Oh. Additionally, Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note will also be making an appearance in the game. However, they won’t be playable characters. Jump Force producer Koji Nakajima described the characters as being “too strong” to be included in the roster.
A Jump Force release date has yet to be confirmed by Bandai Namco. In the meantime, the developer has promised that more surprises are in store for fans of the game. The developer could be saving the best reveals for Tokyo Game Show 2018, which will be taking place from September 20 to September 23, 2018.