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Check out screens for Meruem in Jump Force: Deluxe Edition

On the hunt

Earlier in the week, we shared that Meruem from Hunter X Hunter was making his way into Jump Force: Deluxe Edition. Today Bandai Namco has followed up that news with the first batch of official screens. Check them out in the tweet above.

Meruem from Hunter x Hunter revealed for Jump Force: Deluxe Edition

The roster expands

The latest issue of Weekly Jump magazine has a feature on Jump Force: Deluxe Edition, and it reveals that a new character is on the way. Meruem from Hunter x Hunter will be joining the game as a DLC character, and will make his way to Jump Force: Deluxe Edition on Switch sometime in 2021.

Bandai Namco shows more footage of Jump Force: Deluxe Edition and Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

Anime overload!

Bandai Namco has kicked off their series of "BNEFunLive" video features by giving Switch fans a look at two upcoming titles. Check out the video above for a detailed peek at both Jump Force: Deluxe Edition and Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions.

Preloading now available for 7 more games on the Japanese eShop

Lucky number seven!

Seven more upcoming Switch games are now available to preload on the Japanese eShop (including the pictured Jump Force Deluxe Edition). Check out all of the titles, their prices, release dates, file-sizes, and publishers below.

Waifu Uncovered
Price: ¥699 (¥559 until July 29th)
Release date: July 16th
File size: ¥559
Publisher: eastasiasoft

Never Breakup
Price: ¥980 (¥784 until July 22nd)
Release date: July 16th
File size: 1.3GB
Publisher: indienova

Baseball Club Monogatari
Price: ¥1,500
Release date: July 16th
File size: 199MB
Publisher: Cairosoft

One Finger Death Punch 2
Price: ¥1,000
Release date: July 16th
File size: 2.4GB
Publisher: Rainy Frog

Root Film
Price: ¥7,480 (¥5,980 until July 29th)
Release date: July 30th
File size: 4.0GB
Publisher: Kadokawa Games

Samurai Spirits NeoGeo Collection
Price: ¥4,980 (¥4,482 until August 20th)
Release date: July 30th
File size: 6.9GB
Publisher: SNK

Jump Force Deluxe Edition
Price: ¥7,348
Release date: August 27th
File size: 9.7GB
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Check out a new Japanese commercial for Jump Force: Deluxe Edition

A Force to be reckoned with!

For the first time ever, the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind.

Jump Force: Deluxe Edition hits Japan and Asia on Aug. 27th, 2020, new trailer and early purchase content revealed

Forcing its way out this Summer

Bandai Namco has revealed a new wave of details on Jump Force: Deluxe Edition. We now know that the game will launch in Japan and throughout Asia on Aug. 27th, 2020. Along with that, early purchase content was revealed, alongside a recap of the game itself a special Switch features. Check out those details below.

■ Early Purchase Bonus Content

Download Code for six bonuses
Frieza’s Small Pod
Three Avatar Suits
Frieza soldier’s Battle Jacket
Pirate Coat
Fourth Hokage Cloak
Item set useful in the beginning of the game
Jump Logo T-shirt
Pirate Logo T-shirt
V-Jump Hoodie

* All bonuses are in-game items.
* Contents and specifications may be subjected to change without prior notice.
* Images are for illustration purposes.
* Bonuses are in limited quantities.
* A sticker is affixed to the exterior film of the physical product with the bonus.
* Bonus is only available in the initial production and in limited quantities which will only be available while stock last. Only available at selected retailers. Please contact your local retailers for more details.
* The bonus may be released at a later date.
* Internet connection and Agreement to the Nintendo Account Terms and Conditions are required to use the download code.
* Download Code is usable only once on 1 Nintendo Switch™ console and is valid till 26 August 2021
* Bonus will be included in the Digital version downloaded by 23 September 2020.

■ Switch Version Features

The Switch version can be played differently than the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One versions. A single Switch can have up to six people playing in an offline battle. In addition, all additional nine characters from the character pass are included in the Deluxe Edition.

Point 1: Enjoy Local Communication Battles and Offline Battles with up to Six Players!

The Switch version allows local communication battles with two consoles connected. Also, offline battle allows up to six people to play with one console in TV mode or tabletop mode.

*One controller is required for each player.
*Up to two people can play in a local communication battle.

Point 2: All Nine Characters from the Downloadable Content “Character Pass” are Included!

In the Deluxe Edition, all nine additional characters from the Character Pass from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will be available from the start of the game.

*The characters from “Character Pass 2” are not included.

■ About Jump Force

Jump Force features the World’s most popular and classic manga/anime franchises including Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto, and many others. 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. Utilizing Unreal Engine 4, Jump Force brings these titans of Japanese pop culture to life for the first time ever in stunning realistic detail.

Jump Force: Deluxe Edition preorder bonuses for Japan revealed

Jump to it

For those who preorder Jump Force: Deluxe Edition in Japan, a slew of in-game goodies will be included. Locking in an early purchase will net you the following.

- Avatar suits: Frieza Army Jacket, Pirate Coat, Hokage Cloak
- Frieza pod to use at your base
- a set of useful items

Shoto Todoroki to join Jump Force: Definitive Edition

My hero!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced that Shoto Todoroki from MY HERO ACADEMIA will be uniting to fight alongside JUMP FORCE’s star-studded roster of iconic manga characters on May 26. The son of #1 Pro Hero Endeavor, Todoroki uses his powerful “Half-Cold Half-Hot” Quirk to control the battlefield with an overwhelming combination of ice- and fire-based techniques.

Todoroki is the first playable member of JUMP FORCE Character Pass 2, which will also feature four new characters from YuYu Hakusho, HUNTER X HUNTER, Bleach, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure at later dates. Players who purchase Character Pass 2 for $17.99 will gain early access to each DLC character, including Shoto Todoroki beginning on May 22; characters can also be purchased individually for $3.99 each.

Check out the Japanese cover art for Jump Force: Deluxe Edition

The three amigos

Bandai Namco has revealed the Japanese cover art for Jump Force: Deluxe Edition, which you can see above. It features Naruto, Luffy, and Goku front-and-center, which makes perfect sense. You want your biggest starts gracing the cover of your game to catch attention!

Jump Force: Deluxe Edition tech specs peg the game for "up to 30fps," 1080p docked/720p handheld dynamic resolution

This one might be a tad choppy...

Jump Force: Deluxe Edition was revealed for Switch yesterday, and now we have some tech specs from the ofifcial Japanese website.

According to their breakdown, the Switch version of the game is going to run "up to 30fps," which means sometimes that mark isn't going to be hit. Along with that, the game is listed as having a dynamic resolution, but the top-end results are 1080p docked and 720p handheld.

While the resolution information is just fine, the framerate does sound like cause for concern. That said, I applaud Bandai Namco for being up front about it.

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