Last week’s January 2019 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine revealed Dragon Ball‘s Piccolo and Cell as playable characters in the forthcoming crossover fighting game.
Following the magazine’s formal release, Bandai Namco shared additional screenshots on social media:
The two join the previously-announced Son Goku, Freeza, and Vegeta, making the Dragon Ball franchise the most-represented series thus far.
Jump Force, a crossover fighting game in celebration of Jump‘s 50th anniversary, will contain four brand new characters designed by original Dragon Ball author Akira Toriyama. The game is slated for a worldwide release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam) with a Japanese launch 14 February 2019 followed by an international release the following day on 15 February 2019. The game’s North American release is available for pre-order at Amazon.
Spike Chunsoft previously developed J-Stars Victory Vs., a crossover fighting game celebrating Jump‘s 45th anniversary; the game was originally released on the PlayStation 3 and Vita, with a PlayStation 4 port eventually coming alongside an international localization. Alongside Arale from Dr. Slump, Son Goku, Vegeta, and Freeza were the three Dragon Ball representatives in J-Stars Victory Vs. Prior to this, the company developed the Sparking! (released internationally as “Budokai Tenkaichi”) and Raging Blast series of Dragon Ball fighting games.