Fans of Shonen Jump manga & anime should be reasonably excited for the upcoming fighting game, Jump Force. This new title is a love letter to all fans of the publication and brings in characters from almost every universe in Shonen Jump’s catalog. Bandai Namco recently took advantage of Gamescom 2018 to show off a brand new trailer for Jump Force, revealing a number of new characters for a previously announced series and two from a previously unrevealed series.
The action-packed trailer below has all the latest announcements.
Jump Force – PS4/XBox One/PC – Gamescom 2018 Trailer
The biggest news from the trailer is that Gon and Hisoka from the popular series Hunter x Hunter will be joining the growing roster. Fans of Dragonball Z will also be happy to see that the villain turned hero, Vegeta is also making his way to the battlefield along with a map based on a planet he iconically tore apart in search of the Dragon Balls, Namek. Those that enjoy One Piece are also getting a number of new additions from the pirate fantasy including; Sanji, Sabo, and the infamous Blackbeard.
Bandai Namco is Dedicated
So far, Bandai Namco has shown they’re dedicated to including as many characters from multiple series as they can possibly fit in this compilation. They’ve already revealed Luffy and Zoro from One Piece, Ichigo, Rukia, and Aizen from Bleach, Naruto, and Sasuke from Naruto, as well as Goku and Frieza from Dragonball Z. It was also revealed that Light and Ryuk would be making their way to the game, but unfortunately, they are unplayable and only exist to advance the story in campaign mode.
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With a total of 15 fighters, Jump Force is quickly building the hype for Shonen Jump fans and we can’t wait to see what other characters Bandai Namco pulls from the impressive backlog of heroes and villains at their disposal. For more information on Jump Force, be sure to check back with GigamaxGames.com as more details become available!
Those that follow the very popular anime series My Hero Academia will surely be pleased to hear that the upcoming action title based on the show has a confirmed release date for the West. Although, Bandai Namco has yet to reveal many other details on the unique anime game that is set for this year. My Hero One Justice will be available for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC on October 26th, 2018. For a brief look at the game check out the release date reveal below.
The new trailer only shows a very quick look at gameplay but it certainly builds plenty of hype for fans of My Hero Academia. Bandai Namco described My Hero One Justice as an arena brawler where players can decide to take the hero or villain path on their mission for justice. Fans will be able to utilize the cast of heroes Quirks (superpowers) and call in two sidekicks to activate very powerful attacks that will use the environment to cause even more damage to the opponents. The game also includes vertical environments, as players are able to scale the sides of buildings and walls to get a better angle on enemies.
So Many Characters
My Hero One Justice will let fans of My Hero Academia choose between a ton of characters from the hit anime/manga. This includes Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Tomura Shigaraki, All Might, and many other characters fans have grown to love (or hate). Each playable character also features an “Explosive Attack” that lets the hero use their Quirk in a big way. Pre-orders are not live for the game yet but will be up soon for interested buyers.
Those excited by the initial announcement feared that the game wouldn’t make it to the West at all due to the last game based on the anime, My Hero Academia: Battle For All, only released for the 3DS in Japan back in 2016. For more information on My Hero One Justice be sure to check back at GigamaxGames.com!
Trailer Sheds Light on Dragon Ball FighterZ Campaign
With its release date set for early next year, Dragon Ball FighterZ is expected to be one of best-licensed DBZ games to come out since they stopped making the Budokai series. Bandai Namco, the developer behind the title, is definitely well aware of this, teasing character announcements and story details whenever they get the chance. Most recently the company revealed a trailer that shed more light on Dragon Ball FighterZ’s story mode.
The game takes players on a wild journey through an original story crafted specifically for the brawler that takes place in three of DBZ’s story arcs. It starts out with a troop of clones appearing on earth followed almost immediately by the Z-Fighters losing consciousness one by one. When our main hero, Goku, finally awakens he is connected to the player which gives them control over the powerful Saiyan.
A new character making their way into the series through the story mode is Android 21, who Bandai Namco also shows off in the trailer. The villain is a highly intelligent scientist that is compared to the likes of Dr. Gero, whom fans of the series will remember from the Cell Saga. She also has apparent ties to the Red Ribbon Army, which comes as no surprise because all of the other androids were built by the same organization. At one point in the trailer she can also be spotted with the Namekian Eternal Dragon, Porunga, wishing Android 16 back to life.
Much like Goku, the story will link players with a variety of different characters from throughout the series for its different arcs. One of these revolves around Frieza and Goku’s ability to go Super Saiyan, while another gives players control of Android 18 during the Cell Saga. Fighting with the character will let fans develop an in game “bond” as more enemies are defeated. As the bond builds, new conversations will be unlocked that give insight into the character’s back story.
Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26th. Remember, those that pre order the game digitally on the Xbox One or Playstation Store, will be given special access to the game’s upcoming beta. Pre-ordering also unlocks Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta early. Gigamax Games will be keeping a close eye on Dragon Ball FighterZ so be sure to check back for more information!
I have a love/hate relationship with the Dragonball series. On one hand it is a classic series that has spanned generations, on the other it is as cheesy as anime come, filled with more tropes than many others in the genre. This is to say it is a cartoon that has plenty of flaws but they are easy to ignore due to the it’s fun and entertaining nature ripe with lovable characters many are very invested in. The Xenoverse series has perfectly captured this idea and the second in the series only perpetuates it. A love letter to long time fans that is far from perfect but those who’ve been watching since the beginning will find plenty of homages to the history of this beloved show.
Without changing much Xenoverse 2 maintains the quirky charm of the original. The story is obviously not at the forefront, with it very much feeling like a plot device to shove characters from across their universes into the game. Not getting too deep into the story, there’s some bad guys who want to ruin the time stream and you’ve got permission from the gods of time to hop into the past and put their shenanigans to rest. You’ll hop through easily recognizable events such as defeating Frieza on Namek or thwarting Lord Beerus’s plan to destroy earth. While it is fun to be a part of these historic battles the combat system leaves players yearning for more.
Combat is identical to the fighting system from the first game. It lacks that tact and skill necessary from the DBZ games of yesteryear. Gone are the intricate combos from the Budokai series (heavy sigh), these have been replaced by mahsing the same two buttons to pull off visually stunning feats. The new moves while simple admittedly make you feel more like a Z fighter than Budokai ever did. It is also incredibly simple to fire off the very flashy signature moves you learn from their respective masters. Firing off Kamehameha like Goku on a cocaine bender, is simply done by hitting two buttons. The best part of this is that you can mix and match these powers and make the character you designed exactly what you want it to be.
Xenoverse 2 has a deeper customization pallet than that of the firsts. You are able to pick between five races majin, human, saiyan, namekian, and frieza. Each of these classes comes with a host of various hairstyles and body customization options. Also available are awakening powers for each race. These powers transform what your character looks like when activated and vastly boost all of your stats. Customizing your character goes even further with various clothes and accessories you can purchase and find throughout the world. Albeit the character design leaves something to be desired but it’s a step up from the last game.
Dragonball Xenoverse 2 is very similar to the last game, leaving players with a desire for more. The content that is in the game is enjoyable to fans of the series but doesn’t have much for those that are new to the anime. A love letter to fans anyone who enjoys the cartoon will feel right at home and should absolutely purchase the game and look forward to DLC that will include more content from the Super Arc. If you’d like to see some gameplay before purchasing go check out our Let’s Play and get some insight into the game. bit.ly/2eB134E