Today, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe can reveal three new playable characters from classic manga series Bleach and one new stage for the upcoming title JUMP FORCE.
Bleach follows the exploits of fiery teenager Ichigo Kurosaki who inherits the powers of a Shinigami (soul reaper), which sees him take on the duty of defending humans from evil spirits and travel to ghostly realms to protect them. Joining the roster of JUMP FORCE, which sees the greatest heroes and villains from the 50-year history of Shueisha’s influential Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump manga do battle, are three iconic names from Bleach:
Ichigo Kurosaki – Once a simple high school student with the ability to see ghosts, Ichigo became one of the strongest ever Shinigami (soul reapers) after his encounter with a Hollow (a spectral being) that tried to kill him.
Rukia Kuchiki – Rukia is a soul reaper from a noble family who specialises in Kido (the magic of the soul reapers). Her ice-type blade is considered to be amongst the most beautiful swords of the Souls Society.
Sōsuke Aizen – A captain of the Gotei 13, Aizen is a mysterious man. While calm on the surface, behind this serene appearance is perhaps one of the most skilled members of the Soul Society.
Also revealed today is the new Hong Kong stage, one of Jump Force’s many real-world locations. Set at street-level, manga characters will be illuminated by neon lanterns and the dazzling lights of a rain-soaked city as they battle in the shadow of Blackbeard’s mysteriously crashed ship.
JUMP FORCE features the world’s most popular and classic manga/anime franchises including DRAGON BALL Z, ONE PIECE, NARUTO and many more. Players will be able to create their three-character manga/anime dream tag team and take them into battle in hyper-stylish arena brawls set against backdrops of famous landmarks around the world including New York City’s Times Square and the Matterhorn in the Alps. Utilising Unreal Engine 4, JUMP FORCE brings these titans of Japanese pop culture to life for the first time ever in stunning realistic detail.
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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe can confirm that DRAGON BALL FighterZ for Nintendo Switch™ will be launched 28th September, 2018.
Players will be able to experience the spectacular fights, iconic fighters and fast-paced action on the Switch. On release all the extra characters already released on other platforms will be available for purchase from day one.
Additionally, players that pre-order the game will be rewarded with 2 gifts:
Immediate access to Goku and Vegeta SSGSS
The Japanese version of the classic Super NES game: Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden.
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 EXTRA PACK 3 will also be available this summer on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.
EXTRA PACK 3 will offer a long awaited character, Super Baby Vegeta. Baby is a parasite-like organism created from the DNA of King Tuffle before the extinction of his race. His only goal is to obtain vengeance against the Saiyans. By taking possession of Vegeta’s body, Baby became Super Baby Vegeta, one of the strongest fighters in the universe. Try to tame his amazing power in the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 EXTRA PACK 3!
DRAGON BALL FighterZ for the Nintendo Switch will be available 28th September, 2018. DRAGON BALL FighterZ is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and PC. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 is available now on the Xbox One, PlayStation®4, PC and Nintendo Switch.
Leading interactive entertainment developer and publisher BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. are pleased to announce DRAGON BALL LEGENDS is now available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.
This new one-finger card action battle game lets players go head-to-head in real time with rivals from around the globe in PVP battles at home or on-the-go.
DRAGON BALL LEGENDS has the legendary Goku and a trio of brand-new characters drawn by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama himself.
Shallot, a time-displaced Saiyan from the past
Zahha, a magical swordsman sent from a far-flung world
A mysterious hooded man
DRAGON BALL LEGENDS was originally announced via a pre-launch campaign in March and since that time it has broken BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s all-time record with over 4.5 million total registrations.
In commemoration of this milestone, all users who begin playing the game today will receive Goku, Frieza, a rare character and Chrono Crystals (items used to summon fighters in-game) upon download.
“DRAGON BALL LEGENDS introduces an innovative one-finger battle system that gives players of all experience levels the ability to fight like Goku, Gohan and Vegeta” said Keigo Ikeda, Producer of DRAGON BALL LEGENDS (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc).