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A new batch of Jump Force characters has been announced by publisher Bandai Namco. Izuku “Deku” Midoriya from My Hero Academia, Renji Abarai from Bleach, Boa Hancock from One Piece, and Trunks from Dragon Ball were revealed to be in the game.
The characters were revealed in the latest V Jump manga magazine, and new screenshots have come come out as well. However, not much information has come out regarding the playstyle of these new fighters.
My Hero Academia‘s Deku is the main character of the hit anime and manga series. Izuku Midoriya, Deku, was born without superpowers. Having these powers, which are called quirks, is the norm and means Deku is at a loss. His dream is still to become a hero, and soon enough All Might shares his quirk with Izuku. The story follows Izuku’s hero training and battling the League of Villains.
Bleach‘s Renji first appeared in episode 15 of the anime, and he is a member of the 6th Division of Gotei 13. Renji is a Lieutenant of the 6th division, serving under Kenpachi Zaraki. He is a master swordsman, and proficient in “Kidō” a form of magic combat.
Boa Hancock, known as the “Pirate Empress” is one of many antagonists from One Piece. Hancock is the captain of the Kuja Pirates, and the only woman in the Shichibukai—a group of pirates allied with the world government in One Piece. She had a traumatic childhood, being kidnapped and pressed into slavery when young. Upon escaping she returns to her homeland and became a renowned captain. She eventually fell in love with One Piece protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, but is otherwise a serious and deadly character.
Trunks from Dragon Ball is the last of the new characters revealed. He is the son of Vegeta and Bulma, making him half-Saiyan and half-human. The version of Trunks featured in Jump Force appears to be Future Trunks, based on an alternate timeline where the Androids defeated Goku and friends.
The new Jump Force characters join a growing cast of manga and anime characters in Bandai Namco’s fighting game. Originally revealed with Naruto, Goku, and Luffy, the cast has grown to include several Bleach characters, Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star, Yugi Moto from Yu-Gi-Oh! and several dozen more. Players are also able to create custom characters. The fighting game is set to release on February 15, 2019.
A new story trailer was also released today.