Earlier this week, Bandai Namco took to the Twitter-sphere to announce their newest fighter in Jump Force: Yu-Gi-Oh protagonist Yugi Moto. However, we have yet to see Yugi in action; so, the verdict is out on how he’ll duel against the other shonen included.
Summon your most powerful card because Yugi is coming to #JUMPFORCE! Ready to duel against the King of Games? Tell us in comments which mighty card would you summon to battle?
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) September 14, 2018
With Yugi joining the fight, Yu-Gi-Oh is now the sixth manga universe to join the roster for Jump Force, a 3D, arena-style fighting game featuring some of the most famous shonen! It was announced in July that Ichigo, Rukia, and Aizen from Bleach would be playable characters in the new game. And because of the game’s announcement during Microsoft’s E3 conference, we already know Naruto, Sasuke, Monkey D. Luffy, Goku, and Frieza are all included as welll. Death Note’s Light and Ryuk even make an appearance, but it is still unclear as to what their ultimate roles will be.
Yu-Gi-Oh is a massively popular anime and manga series, featured in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1996 to 2004 and adapted into two animes, a handful of films, and a real-life card game. For those who don’t know, Yu-Gi-Oh centers around Yugi Moto, a boy who loves a card game called Duel Monsters. After solving an ancient puzzle, his body is inhabited by the long-dead Pharoh Atem, who is a bit of a gambler. In times of need or distress, this alter-ego takes over (a.k.a Dark Yugi) and allows its host to become one of the elite Duel Monsters players.
Jump Force is supposed to release sometime next year and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Pre-orders are open now on Bandai Namco’s website!
With a variety of popular shonens at their disposal, like My Hero Academia, Assassination Classroom, Yu Yu Hakusho, Hunter x Hunter, and so many more, who are you hoping to see join the roster? Let us know in the comments below!
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