Jump Force Roadmap Revealed, Free DLC Set For April

New characters, events, and cosmetics are coming to Jump Force.
There’s a whole lot in store for Jump Force.
There’s a whole lot in store for Jump Force. Bandai Namco Entertainment

Bandai Namco has just released its content roadmap for the anime cross-over fighting game, Jump Force. In the announcement, the developer detailed its planned content releases for the next five months (from April to August) and promises more for the latter half of 2019.

Fortunately, there’s a whole bunch of free content updates making their way to the fans who already own Jump Force. The first free content update, scheduled for April, adds Clans, new costumes and cosmetics, and a new game event called Vertex. In May, the free updates add Online Link missions, the new Raid Boss event, and the World Tournament Stage where fighters can do battle. The new Arena event will release in June, and the Tournament event is coming in July, but both releases include all-new costumes and cosmetics as well. The last free update, for now at least, will be in August, and adds another stage to the game: Valley of the End.

According to the roadmap, Bandai Namco will also release a couple of paid DLCs to Jump Force. In April, Yu-Gi-Oh's Seto Kaiba joins the fray as Jump Force’s first DLC character. Two other playable characters also join with Seti, but they have yet to be revealed. In August, Jump Force gets another paid DLC that gives access to another set of three playable characters, with new costumes and abilities as well.

Five months of major content releases planned for Jump Force.
Five months of major content releases planned for Jump Force. Bandai Namco Entertainment

While that’s mostly it for Bandai Namco’s plans for April through August, the developer has promised that there is even more to come. Following the mixed reviews received by Jump Force post-launch, it’s refreshing to see that Bandai Namco’s putting the pedal to the metal with its planned content releases for the anime fighting game. Since it launched in mid-February, many players have expressed their disappointment at the game’s limited roster, especially because of the Jump franchise having the rights to hundreds of popular and well-loved anime characters. Hopefully this move from Bandai Namco signals that there’s a lot more coming to Jump Force, and we’re definitely excited to find out what.

What do you think about Jump Force and its roadmap going into 2019? Are there are any features or gameplay improvements that you would like to see in the upcoming patches/content releases? After Seto Kaiba, who do you think will be the next addition to the Jump Force fighter roster? Let us know in the comments section below!

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