Jump Force Deluxe Edition Arrives On Nintendo Switch This August

20.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME

The Deluxe Edition of Spike Chunsoft’s fighting game Jump Force published by Bandai Namco Entertainment is set to hit Nintendo Switch on August 27, 2020.

Jump Force is a fighting game that brings together a roster of over 50 characters from popular series the manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump such as One PieceNarutoDragon Ball, and many more. The game pits the characters in real world locations like New York and Matterhorn and has players battle it out.

The new trailer showcases some of the unique gameplay features which Nintendo Switch players will be able to enjoy, such as being able to play six-player local multiplayer games. The Nintendo Switch edition is packaged with the full game plus Character Pass 1 which introduces nine new characters into the long roster.

Those who pre-order the physical edition of the game will receive three One PieceDragon Ball, and Naruto avatar costumes and Frieza’s pod as pictured below.

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    20.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / SPOT

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    The first escape game in the series was held in 2020 to positive feedback. It was first held to celebrate Kakashi’s birthday, which is September 15, and all visuals of both him and Obito are completely new and made for the event. 

     

    Guests can also write their celebratory messages on special ‘petal stickers’ and place them on the character panel of their choice!

     

    Would you like to come celebrate Kakashi’s birthday? 

     

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