Bandai Namco has officially announced the Jump Force release date at Paris Games Week 2018, alongside a new trailer that reveals two new additions to the Jump Force roster. Ryo Saeba from City Hunter and Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star will be joining an entire cast of fan-favorite anime and manga characters next year when the game arrives on February 15, 2018.
The Jump Force release date and Paris Games Week trailer were revealed in a tweet from the Bandai Namco U.S. official Twitter account earlier today. The new trailer showcases the move-sets of City Hunter‘s Ryo Saeba and Fist of the North Star‘s Kenshiro. Ryo uses guns in battle, with many long-range attacks at his disposal, while Kenshiro unleashes devastating close-range attacks with earth-shattering punches. Ryo’s range of weapons even includes pump shotguns and bazookas, which makes for hilarious results in a game where most of the characters can shoot laser beams from their hands.
JUMP FORCE will release on Feb. 15, 2019! Unite to fight with your favorite manga characters, including Ryo Saeba from City Hunter and Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star!
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) October 25, 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. There’s also Yugi Muto from Yu-Gi-Oh, as well as Gon, Hisoka, Kurapika, and Killua from Hunter X Hunter. Last but not least, Pegasus Seiya and Shiru from Saint Seiya were confirmed only earlier this month at the Brazil Games Show 2018.
Jump Force will be developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Now that we know when the highly-anticipated crossover fighting game will be arriving, check out our Jump Force pre-order bonus guide here. In the meantime, catch the Jump Force Paris Games Week 2018 trailer below for your first look at City Hunter‘s Ryo Saeba and Fist of the North Star‘s Kenshiro in the upcoming game.