Jump Force: Release Date, New Characters and Everything Else You Need to Know

By Sam Quirke, 8 months ago
What is the Jump Force release date? Which characters are in the Jump Force roster? What's in the Jump Force Collector's Edition? All of these questions and more are answered in our handy guide.
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Jump Force Release Date

The Jump Force release date is February 2019. Bandai Namco have not yet revealed a specific release date. We'll update this story when we receive the final release date.

The Jump Force Collector's Edition is $259.99

Bandai Namco have recently revealed that the Jump Force Collector's Edition will clock in at a costly $259.99 in the US, and £289.99 in the UK.
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In the UK edition you will get:
  • A Steelbook case
  • The Season Pass with nine additional characters
  • Three 28x28cm art boards featuring Naruto, Luffy and Goku
  • A 30cm diorama statue featuring the same three heroes.
The US version, for some reason, doesn't seem to include the Season Pass — which explains why it's cheaper.

Jump Force Pre-order Bonuses

Regardless of where you purchase Jump Force, if you do so before the release date you will get the following:
  • Three additional costumes (one for each of the One Piece, Naruto and Dragon Ball franchises)
  • Frieza's hover pod from Dragon Ball Z
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Jump Force New Characters Revealed

The latest additions to the Jump Force list of characters are brand new character designs from the mind of Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball and a designer for Chrono Trigger, Dragon Quest and Blue Dragon. The four new characters are J-Force Director Glover, the cutesy Navigator, and the villainous duo Galena and Kane. Our guess is that these guys are going to play central roles in the overarching narrative that brings the Shonen Jump heroes together in the first place. Here's a short trailer showing off the new characters' concept art. It's not clear if this characters will become playable fighters or simply be part of the story.

Yu Yu Hakusho is also getting representation in the game — Yusuke and Toguro from that series are also joining the fight, as revealed in the latest teaser from the Tokyo Game Show:

These four new characters join an ever growing roster. Here's who we know is joining the fight:

Original Characters: Director Glover, Navigator, Galena, Kane
These characters are story related and may not form part of the final fighter roster.

Naruto: Naruto Uzumaki, Sasuke Uchiha

Dragon Ball Z: Frieza, Goku, Vegeta

One Piece: Monkey D. Luffy, Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard), Sabo, Sanji Vinsmoke, Zoro

Bleach: Aizen Sosuke, Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki

Hunter x Hunter: Gon Freecs, Hisoka Morroh, Killua Zoldyck, Kurapika

Yu-Gi-Oh: Yugi Moto

Yu Yu Hakusho: Yusuke, Toguro

Death Note: Ryuk, Light
These characters are story related and may not form part of the final fighter roster.

Jump Force Closed Beta

Bandai Namco are setting up a Closed Beta from October 12th to October 14th. In Europe, spaces are limited to EP!C Rewards Club Members — you can sign up for membership on Bandai Namco's EU website. US players can sign up for the beta here.

What is Jump Force?

Jump Force is a 3v3 tag team brawler featuring iconic Manga characters from series like Dragon Ball Z, One Piece and Naruto. Players make their own custom team of three fighters into brawls against the backdrop of famous real-world locations such as Times Square and the Alps. It coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Weekly Jump magazine that made many of these iconic heroes famous. The game will feature online multiplayer with an avatar creator, though details on this have yet to be shared.

We've got the full list of Jump Force trophies - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.