Bandai Namco’s upcoming 3v3 fighting game Jump Force is adding Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia to the roster. This news comes in just hours after Trunk, Boa Hancock and Renji were confirmed for the game as well.
Izuku Midoriya from My Hero Academia’s addition was a surprise to some considering how the young the franchise is compared to others featured in the game. My Hero Academia is however Shonen Jump’s biggest seller after the Big 3 i.e Naruto, One Piece and Dragon Ball.
There’s also a new story trailer out, check out the Press Release that accompanied it below:
The sudden merger between the Real World and the Jump World, has resulted in chaos enveloping the Earth, with the invading villains leaving a trail of death, destruction and panic in their wake.
To tackle this new threat, a new team of heroes, the Jump Force, is formed by Director Glover featuring the strongest fighters from across the manga universe. Players will be able to create their own hero, customizing their look and fighting moves with elements from across all your favorite franchises, before joining up with the Jump Force to stop the villains in their tracks.
The trailer also provides a first glimpse at the Onyx Book, a powerful device suspected to be responsible for the mysterious merging of the two worlds.
Additionally, the trailer also features a first look at four new playable Jump Force characters revealed this week:
- Asta, from Black Clover. A brave but stubborn child wielding an unique anti-magic sword, who dreams of becoming the Wizard King.
- Trunks, from Dragon Ball. The son of Vegeta and Bulma, he possesses the incredible strength of his father, with the intelligence of his mother.
- Boa Hancock, from One Piece. The captain of the Kuja Pirates and the only female member of the Shichibukai.
- Renji Abarai, from Bleach. A highly talented swordsman.
Below is the trailer we’ve been talking about:
Jump Force releases on PC, Xbox One and PS4 in the West on February 15, 2019.