If you thought Avengers Infinity War was the ultimate crossover of the year, the surprise reveal of Bandai Namco’s Jump Force during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference was a definite highlight of the show.
Getting to watch the likes of Goku and Vegeta go toe to toe with Naruto is surely an anime/manga lover’s dream, and the fighting game looks set to throw in a real mashup of different characters and stages, all with their own explosive special moves and unique attacks.
In this article, we’ll be listing off all of the currently confirmed characters. There are, at the time of writing, a whopping 33 fighters to choose from. That’s 29 from Shonen Jump alongside four original creations.
Read on below for the full rundown of characters. We’ll be going by series, just to keep things organised and simple.
Ichigo Kurasaki, Rukia Kuchiki, Renji Abarai, and Sosuke Aizen
Monkey D. Luffy, Sanji, Blackbeard, Roronoa Zoro, Boa Hancock, and Sabo
Hunter X Hunter
Gon Freecss, Killua Zoldyck, Kurapika, and Hisoka Morow
Yu Yu Hakusho
Yusuke Urameshi and Younger Toguro
Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha
Pegasus Seiya and Dragon Shiryu
Yugi Moto (With the Duel Monsters Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl and Slifer the Sky Dragon)
Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, Piccolo, Trunks, and Cell
Fist Of The North Star and City Hunter
Kenshiro and Ryo Saeba respectively.
Himura Kenshin and Shishio Makoto
Original Characters Created Just For Jump Force
Galena, Glover, Kane and Navigator. These guys were all created by Akira Toriyama exclusively for Jump Force.
Jump Force hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15, 2019. The game will, predictably, have a season pass which will add nine more characters. We’ll let you know as we learn more about who or what these new additions might be.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.