Not many will be aware of the recent Japanese fighting game ‘Jump Force’ and its upcoming Season 2, but hardcore anime fans surely will be. After all, where else can you get an authentic anime video game experience in which you get to fight as a character from your favorite anime series or manga comic?
‘Jump Force’ brings together iconic characters from some of the most popular properties in Japanese popular culture, including ‘Dragon Ball Z’, ‘Naruto’, ‘Hunter × Hunter’ and many more. Now, ‘Jump Force’ Season 2 is looking to expand on an already impressive roster with all new additions to provide the ultimate fighting game experience for the discerning manga and anime fan. Read on to find out everything we know
What is Jump Force?
‘Jump Force’ is a fighting game developed by ‘Danganronpa’ developer Spike Chunsoft featuring a variety of popular characters from a number of different properties including anime, manga and video games. The basic setting is a crossover universe where the real world collides with the Shonen Jump universes (from a popular line of Manga magazines). Supervillain Kane teams up with Galena to take over the world with an army of mind controlled henchmen. DIrector Glover and his AI partner Navigator form the Jump Force and recruit heroes from all over to save the many worlds.
The webpage for the game describes it as follows: “For the first time ever, the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind.”
There is a central hub base known as Umbras base, which is set between the real world and the jump world. Your player character is brought here at the beginning and given the powers of the Cosmic Cube and tasked with helping the Jump Force thwart Kane and Galena’s evil plan.
Jump Force Season 2 Gameplay
‘Jump Force’ is a classic one versus one fighting game where the player can choose from 40 different playable characters from across 16 different anime, manga, video game and movie series’ at the time of launch. Twelve additional DLC (Downloadable Content) characters were added later down the line.
Players can also create their own unique player character with customized abilities, outfits and display accessories that are unlocked by progressing through the game. The in-game playable characters include popular ‘Dragon Ball Z’ characters such as Son Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Frieza, etc.; Naruto characters Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha, Kakashi Hatake, etc.; Jotaru Kujo and Dio Brando from ‘JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’ and many more.
The main game modes include a narrative driven story mode as well as a competitive online mode with four distinct areas corresponding to the real world, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece and Naruto. You can compete with players across the world, pitting your best fighter against theirs.
‘Jump Force’ Season 2 will reportedly add in a bunch of new characters to the game as DLC. According to a data mining endeavor, Season 2 will add in ‘Dragon Ball Z’s’ iconic Krillin, Ochaco Uraraka from Japanese manga ‘My Hero Academia’, “Iron Man” Franky from Japanese Manga ‘One Piece’, villain Coyote Starrk from the ‘Bleach’ manga, ‘Naruto’s’ legendary Sannin Orochimaru, Koro-sensei from the science fiction manga ‘Assassination Classroom’ and Saito Hajime from the Japanese TV show and manga ‘Rurouni Kenshin’.
Jump Force Season 2 Developers: Who Are the People Behind It?
‘Jump Force’ and its Season 2 DLC is developed by Japanese video game development studio Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Spike Chunsoft is best known for games such as ‘Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony’, ‘Fire Pro Wrestling World’ and ‘One Piece: Burning Blood’. Their next upcoming game is a fighting video game titled ‘One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows’ scheduled to launch on February 28, 2020.
Jump Force Season 2 Release Date: When And Where Can I Play It?
‘Jump Force’ first launched on February 15, 2019. While we don’t have a concrete date for the launch, ‘Jump Force’ Season 2 is set to release in the first half of 2020. ‘Jump Force’ Season 2 will be available to play on various platforms including Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Jump Force Season 2 Trailer
While we wait for more news about ‘Jump Force’ Season 2 to drop, you can watch the trailer for ‘Jump Force’ right here:
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