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Bandai Namco add three new characters to Jump Force roster

Published: 15:24, 18 December 2018
Updated: 15:25, 18 December 2018
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Trunks from Dragon Ball

Jump Force's roster just got richer by three new playable characters. Boa Hancock from One Piece, Trunks from Dragon Ball, and Renji Abarai from Bleach are the latest additions to Bandai Namco's Shonen Jump crossover fighting game.

Just a couple of days after the announcement of Black Clover's Asta as the latest character to join Jump Force, the new issue of manga magazine V-Jump revealed three new fighters that will be playable in Bandai Namco's upcoming title.

One Piece is already one of the most represented franchises in Jump Force with five characters, but that didn't stop Bandai Namco from adding more. Pirate captain Boa Hancock will be the latest arrival to Jump Force's One Piece crew. 

Dragon Ball also has five characters representing the series, and fans will be happy to hear that they will be able to play as Vegeta's son Trunks. He will join his dad, Goku, Piccolo, Frieza and Cell who were officially confirmed earlier this year.

The third new fighter joining the roster is Renji Abarai from Bleach. Renji will be the fourth playable figure from the  Bleach anime series. He is highly skilled in sword and whip techniques and we can't wait to see all the combos Spike Chunsoft comes up with.

To be fair, Jump Force is shaping up to become a potentially great fighting game with such a variety of characters from different mangas and animes. The current number of confirmed fighters sits at 36 and it's quite possible that Bandai Namco announce more before Jump Force's release date which is 15 February 2019.

Some of the previously confirmed characters from various manga and anime series are Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star, Yu-Gi-Oh's Yugi Muto and Gon Freecss Killua, Zoldyck Kurapika, Hisoka Morow from Hunter x Hunter which is also a widely represented series in the game. 

AltChar picture showing three anime characters New characters coming to Jump Force

These fighters will join the original characters created specifically for the game - Galena, Glover, Navigator and Kane. All of them were made by the creator of Dragon Ball series Akira Toriyama.

If you want more Jump Force details and impressions, take a closer look at our closed beta review.

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