Bandai Namco released a new trailer for Jump Force during this year’s GamesCom taking place in Cologne, Germany. The minute and a half trailer focuses on the Dragon Ball characters featured in the cross-branded 3D fighting game, giving gamers a look at Son Goku and Vegeta in action, along with a brief look at Gon.
The trailer starts with a brief flyby of a few of the stages, all of which are rendered in high-quality assets, looking more like concept art or 3D printed fabricates rather than a game. It’s a very different kind of art-style compared to the cel-shaded designs that most Shonen Jump Bandai Namco fighting games are known for.
You can check out the trailer below.
We see Goku, Luffy, and Naruto beating the crap out of Frieza, along with a few of the characters from Bleach and One Piece.
The trailer rounds out by stating that amidst the worlds colliding a “new hero” will rise. Is it possible that Bandai Namco will be introducing a brand new character into the fold?
Gameplay wise it’s hard to pinpoint a comparison. It’s not like the Budokai Tenkaichi series, and it’s far more technical than the Xenoverse games; nor is it entirely like the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm games given that the fighting takes place in arenas that are a lot more spacious and offer enough room to make full use of many of the characters’ projectile abilities. I suppose some comparisons could be drawn toward the One Piece games, but it’s not a beat-’em-up title.
Depending on how the gameplay is handled and whether or not they can maintain some full-on 60fps action will ultimately depend on how popular Jump Force will become. Right now Dragon Ball FighterZ is at the top of the crop as a high-end, high-impact fighter.
Bandai is taking their time with unveiling new characters and rolling out new details on Jump Force. It has a ways to go before it releases so we can expect more content to drop leading up to its 2019 release.
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