The first DLC for Jump Force is going to be released in May. This will likely feature the first three of the nine upcoming characters that will be added to the game's roster. We expect the names of the new fighters to be announced soon.
Jump Force is an anime crossover game that features a roster of 40 playable characters, all from the Weekly Shonen Jump universe. This includes fighters from popular manga and anime series such as Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach, Hunter X Hunter and many others.
Interestingly enough, all of these fighters are fully playable right from the start. The only thing players have to do is choose one of the three teams they want to belong to at the beginning of the game's story, and they will unlock full access to all the characters.
However, this roster is not everything Jump Force has to offer in terms of its lineup of legendary heroes and villains, as 9 more characters will be added to the game as part of its DLC.
Many fans have been playing the guessing game ever since the Character Pass featuring said DLC fighters was announced. There have been numerous speculations so far on who the additional characters are going to be, when they are going to be introduced and so on.
Seto Kaiba, Gohan, Madara Uchiha, Gintoki, Tsuna, Hiei - these are only some of the names that fans would love to see in the game, even if they have to pay for them. Adding at least some of these characters should not be a problem for Bandai Namco, as all of these fighters belong to Weekly Shonen Jump, so there would be no licensing issues.
Now, while we don't have any information on who the new faces are going to be, we do have news on when the first DLC batch is going to be released. According to Ryokutya2089 - a well-known source of leaks and news in the anime gaming world - the first DLC for Jump Force will be released in May, 2019.
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Exactly what this first DLC is going to entail is currently unknown, but we expect to have more information on this soon - surely much earlier before it officially drops. Until then, we're keeping our eyes open for the upcoming patch, one that will finally improve the game's abysmal loading times.