Bandai Namco has announced three new characters from Bleach that will be joining Jump Force.
The announcement of Jump Force at E3 made the inner Otaku in all of us jump with joy. Seeing Luffy, Goku and Naruto in the same game was almost orgasmic. The E3 trailer piqued everyone’s interest. It ended with Ryuk and Light from Deathnote being shown. However, Koji Nakajima, the producer of Jump Force confirmed that Ryuk is too powerful to be a playable character. Adding to the current roster of insanely powerful and iconic characters are familiar faces from popular anime and manga Bleach.
Bandai Namco announced in a press release today that three characters from Bleach will also be joining the game:
- 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 specializes 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.
Bandai Namco also revealed Hong Kong, which is a new stage.
The Bleach Manga, illustrated by Tite Kubo, started its run in 2001 and ended in 2016. The Manga spawned a whole series, which is considered to be highly successful, even though it never completed its story. A new Bleach live action movie is also in the works.
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