Jump Force's Death Note Characters Aren't Playable, But Are Involved In The Story

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Jump Force was revealed during Microsoft's E3 press conference and got many fans of the respective manga/anime hyped up for this arena brawler. Naruto, Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Death Note somehow come together in a three-on-three tag action fighting game, but it was confirmed during an interview with game producer Koji Nakajima that Death Note characters are there to setup the story, not to fight.

Nakajima (through translation) stated, "This game is going to feature a story around this unique situation, and that's where Death Note comes into play. To kind of weave the story together. So, Death Note is not [going to have] a fighting game character." Unfortunately, Nakajima wasn't able to talk more about the story during the interview.

In addition, Bandai Namco PR manager Nick O'Leary confirmed it with ComicBook.com, and added that Light Yagami isn't really an action-oriented character and there would be certain limitations with Ryuk.

Jump Force is being made in celebration of 50 years of Shonen Jump manga/anime, and Nakajima said there will be more details to reveal in the near future. Bandai Namco is making the game to be more accessible so players can enjoy their anime dream team, and you can watch some early Jump Force gameplay here.

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jcan1701

It sounds a lot like the ill fated J-Stars Victory on a smaller scale. I love J-stars but haven't really played it much because its a bit repetitive.

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Camou504

They'll be in it as $12 dlc

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Jaxith

Well, they are the villains right? I don't really see any of the other series mains getting along with Light.

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aross2004

BOO! I love Death Note!

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shadowwarrior4

an anime fighting game , didnt they already do this with that wii exclusive it sold well ...... in Japan in the USA not so much

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jcan1701

@shadowwarrior4: not a wii exclusive. It was J-Stars vs.

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RestatBonfire

I wondered how light was going to fight heh too bad

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GM_Strykr

Damn. We won't get to see Light take a potato chip...and well you know the rest.