Bandai Namco has now announced that Yugi Muto from the famous Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise will be a playable character in the upcoming Jump Force video game.
Jump Force is a new game that features many famous anime characters fighting all in one universe. You can read more about Yugi Muto’s involvement in the game via the press release posted below.
“Joining the roster of JUMP FORCE is Yugi Muto, the hero of Yu-Gi-Oh! JUMP FORCE brings together the greatest heroes and villains from over the 50-year history of Shueisha’s influential Japanese manga Weekly Shonen Jump to fight for the fate of their world and ours. Yu-Gi-Oh!’s story takes place in a world where a card game: Duel Monsters, is one of the largest aspects of everyday life. The game can bring fortune and fame to its champions, or demise to those less fortunate.
The main protagonist, Yugi Muto, is a lonely boy who loves playing the game but was never blessed with talent. After finding and solving the Millennium Puzzle, an ancient and powerful artefact, Yugi unknowingly became host to Dark Yugi, the spirit of the long deceased Pharaoh Atem. The Pharaoh’s spirit possess and takes control of Yugi in times of danger, he is able to become one of the greatest Duel Monsters players in the world.”
Below is more information about the game as featured in a previous press release that was issued out earlier this year. Jump Force is set to be released sometime in the year 2019 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One platforms.
Featuring the world’s most popular and classic manga/anime franchises including DRAGON BALL Z®, ONE PIECE®, NARUTO®, and many others, players will be able to create their three-character manga/anime dream tag team and take them into battle in hyper-stylish arena brawls set against backdrops of famous landmarks around the world including New York City’s Times Square and the Matterhorn in the Alps. Utilizing Unreal Engine® 4, JUMP FORCE brings these titans of Japanese pop culture to life for the first time ever in stunning realistic detail.