A few months ago, the people of Twitter took it to task when someone at Marvel remarked that Avengers: Infinity War was the most ambitious crossover of all time. Now, I’m not saying that Jump Force steps over Infinity War, but with the very little we know, it’s already primed to be part of the conversation.
The trailer makes it apparent what kind of crazy manga crossover battle we’re about to get. Goku of Dragon Ball Z, Naruto Uzumaki of Naruto, and Monkey D. Luffy of One Piece band together to put a beating on Frieza. Then, in the stinger, Light and Ryuk from Death Note show up. Already, this is quite the party for Shonen Jump alumni.
Even though Bandai-Namco just gave us a three-on-three fighter featuring Goku and Frieza, this won’t be the same engine. Instead, this is an arena fighter that follows your character from behind and makes use of the 3D environment. From the scant footage available from E3, it seems like it’s heavy on assists and stage interactions.
E3 footage also confirms Roronoa Zoro from One Piece and Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto. Once the smoke is cleared, we’ll see how this collection of characters compares to Bandai-Namco’s previous work, J-Stars Victory VS.
No word yet on when the game will be released other than 2019. It will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Gavin Jasper still thinks it’s funny that with all these fighting game crossovers, X-Men weren’t allowed in the latest Marvel vs. Capcom. Follow him on Twitter!