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.

©JUMP 50th Anniversary
©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. ©2017 Nintendo

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    I’m so pleased to announce that world-famous DJ Steve Aoki has remixed my song Ninja Re Bang Bang, which was released seven years ago! Although many live concerts held overseas and even in Japan have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, I’m so happy that I can still deliver music and happiness to fans through Ninjala. The remix will feature on Ninjala’s commercials and cartoon anime so please look forward to it!

     

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    Be sure to check out the full video for a more detailed breakdown by the devs.

     

    The second open-beta will take place on May 30 and May 31. Check the times and dates below.

    © GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

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