Crossovers and cinematic universes are all the rage in Hollywood, but what if the assembled heroes and villains were never meant to encounter each other? At Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference, Bandai Namco offered the first teaser for Jump Force, a new fighting game that will incorporate characters from the wildly popular manga series Dragon Ball, Naruto, and One Piece. In the clip below, Dragon Ball villain Frieza unleashes senseless carnage on a city as a rematch with Goku begins to take shape. But this time, Goku has new allies: Monkey D. Luffy and Naruto!
The beginning of the teaser also offers a glimpse of Thousand Sunny from One Piece and nearly destroyed Hokage statues from Naruto. The city itself doesn't seem to be from any particular series, but it does offer an interesting opportunity to see the heroes in a different context. Watching Naruto, Monkey, and Goku team up also makes the game feel like the manga/anime Avengers.
Perhaps the most intriguing part of the teaser came in the closing seconds, as Death Note's Light and Ryuk watched over the city before jumping into the battle.
The common factor between these manga series is that they were all published in Shonen Jump. Hence the name, Jump Force. Many additional characters from other Shonen Jump manga series will likely be added to Jump Force before it will be officially released in 2019.
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