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Yoruichi Shihouin was officially announced as a new DLC character for Jump Force last week. Today, Bandai Namco shared a few official screenshots.

Here’s the full set:

Bandai Namco has confirmed the final roster spots for Jump Force’s DLC characters. Yoruichi Shihoin and Giorno Giovanna are joining the game, who come from Bleach and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure respectively.

Both of these characters were actually outed earlier in November following a “technical mix-up”. A small numbers of players gained access to the DLC even though they were unfinished, though that has now been addressed.

Bandai Namco hasn’t shared any additional information about Yoruichi Shihoin and Giorno Giovanna at this time.


Bandai Namco has released a new trailer showcasing Jump Force DLC character Meruem, who comes from Hunter X Hunter. Watch it below.

Meruem is joining Jump Force Deluxe Edition on Switch in 2021.

Bandai Namco has announced that the next DLC character for Jump Force will be available on Switch in 2021. That character is Hiei, who is originally from Yu Yu Hakusho.

Here are a few screenshots:


System: Switch
Release date: August 28, 2020
Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Having initially released in 2019 on other platforms, Jump Force would have been one of Bandai Namco’s last games that I figured would get ported to the Switch. Given its massive and almost realistic approach to anime characters that had conflicting art styles, when it was announced one had to wonder how a game with the graphics, intensity, and speed would even be able to properly run. Jump Force also initially felt like a step back from the previous celebration of iconic anime franchises in J-Stars Victory VS, as Jump Force not only had a smaller roster at launch, but from fewer franchises represented. Despite this, however, over a year and a half later, Jump Force Deluxe Edition on Switch brings with it the entire character roster including plenty of DLC for one unified package.

The latest issue of Weekly Jump has revealed the first DLC character for Jump Force to be Meruem from Hunter x Hunter. Jump Force is already out on other platforms, but the Deluxe Edition that includes Character Pass 1 is due out for Switch on August 27 in Japan and August 28 in North America and Europe. What other DLC characters do you hope to see? Special thanks to Gematsu for the screenshot and information.

Jump Force DLC character Meruem