BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s gamescom 2018 Announcement Summary

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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s gamescom 2018 Announcement Summary

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. heads into gamescom 2018 with a slew of announcements regarding this year’s lineup of titles. Please find alerts on the latest from Jump Force, SoulCalibur VI and Ace Combat 7. Also be on the lookout for further announcements throughout the week. 


A new Jump Force trailer.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today reveals six new playable characters for its upcoming title JUMP FORCE. Also highlighted with these assets is visible damage to characters as fights progress as well as a new stage based on the planet Namek from Dragon Ball Z.

New Characters 

Hunter X Hunter

Gon – A young boy pure of heart. He will put his friends first above all and will face up to any opponent if it’s for the greater good.

Hisoka – Underneath his jovial exterior lies a sociopathic fighter that finds pleasure only in killing.

One Piece

Sanji – The Straw Hat Pirate crew’s cook and one of their strongest fighters.

Sabo – A sworn brother to Luffy and the Revolutionary Army’s Chief-of-Staff. He is able to control the element of fire and uses this immense skill in battle.

Bleackbeard – One of the fiercest and most despicable characters in One Piece. He is the only known user of two different Devil Fruits, allowing him to create earethquakes and manipulate darkness itself.

Dragon Ball Z

Vegeta – Once a mortal enemy of Goku, Vegeta now fights alongside him to protect Earth.

Online Experience 

JUMP FORCE gives players the ability to create their own customized avatar and interact with players from around the world. Players will be able to explore a huge lobby comprised of four distinct areas based on settings from One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, and the real world. Further information regarding avatar customization will be revealed soon.


Tira Returns to the Stage of History As a Special Season Pass Bonus Fighter

A great story mode can provide much needed context for rivalries in fighting games and SOULCALIBUR VI will be delivering double the drama with two story modes. Libra Of Soul is the second story mode in SOULCALIBUR VI, joining Chronicle of Souls mode. In Libra Of Soul mode, players will be able to create their own custom fighter from scratch before roaming the world in a quest to stop a new evil mastermind at work to gather Soul Edge shards. Along the way, players will come up against both characters from across the main storyline, and warriors created by the community, fighting in a variety of rule-specific showdowns which will shape their own path.

Players will be able to create their own unique characters through thousands of different combinations, choosing from 16 races, including human, lizard, or even living skeleton, before customizing the size, facial features, hairstyle, clothes, armor, and…. weapons & fighting style!

Additionally, Tira, the Bird of Death, is also joining the stage of history as a bonus character for those who purchase the SOULCALIBUR VI Season Pass. Tira will also be available as a stand-alone DLC for those who choose to purchase her character separately.

Tira, an expert wielder of her Ring Blade named Eiserne Drossel, fights using her own Dance of Death style. Trained by the mysterious Birds of Passage group of assassins, Tira abandoned the group after its leader went mad. Alone and angry, Tira, travels across the world, slaughtering anyone who gets in her way – taking great pleasure in the trail of blood in her wake.

To see Tira in action:

ACE COMBAT 7 Officially Set to Take-off on January 18, 2019 for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One; STEAM® version to Launch on February 1, 2019

ACE COMBAT fans, this is not a drill, suit-up, strap in, and mark your calendars! BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America is excited to announce that attack sorties in ACE COMBAT 7 will commence on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 18, 2019 with the STEAM for PC version taking-off shortly after on February 1, 2019 in the Americas.

The ACE COMBAT franchise has led the way in providing unparalleled aerial combat gameplay to millions of players for over 20 years. Now utilizing Unreal® Engine 4, ACE COMBAT 7 is set to take the franchise to new heights through enhanced graphics delivering dynamic cloud cover (which affects gameplay), detailed particle effects as planes are destroyed in the air, and exclusive PlayStation®VR missions for those playing on the PlayStation 4. With all of the graphical and gameplay enhancements, combined with the deep story narrative the ACECOMBAT franchise is known for; ACE COMBAT 7 is set to be another great chapter in this storied franchise.

To see the latest ACE COMBAT 7 trailer showcasing the action that’s approaching at super-sonic speeds.

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