Bandai Namco Summarizes Gamescom Announcements

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

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Jump Force | Vegeta and Gon Bandai Namco Gamescom trailers

Going on now is Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, with several companies making new announcements and reveals. Bandai Namco is no exception, releasing a number of trailers for their upcoming games including Jump Force, SoulCalibur VI and Ace Combat 7.

For Jump Force, the Shounen Jump crossover fighter revealed at E3, the new trailer reveals six new characters. You can see the trailer below:

Joining the playable roster are Hunter X Hunter’s Gon and Hisoka, One Piece’s Sanji, Sabo and Blackbeard, and Dragon Ball Z’s Vegeta. Players will also be able to create a custom avatar to interact with other players in online lobbies, but further information regarding that hasn’t been revealed yet. Jump Force is releasing in 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and Steam.

Two new trailers were released for SoulCalibur VI. One of these was showing off the Libra of Soul store mode, allowing players to create a custom character to play through the single-player. The other trailer was showing off playable character Tira, who will be joining as DLC or part of the Season Pass. Both trailers can be seen below:

For the Libra of Soul custom character, players will be able to choose one of 16 available races, and customize appearance and armor, as well as choosing weapons and a fighting style. In the story players will face both characters from the main roster as well as other players’ custom characters, all in addition to a regular story mode. SoulCalibur VI is set for release on PS4, Xbox One and Steam on October 19.

Finally, the company revealed a new trailer for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. The trailer can be seen here:

According to the trailer, Ace Combat 7 is set for release on PS4 and Xbox One on January 18, 2019, with a release on Steam following on February 1. The PS4 version will also support PSVR and have exclusive VR missions.

These aren’t the only announcements Bandai Namco has made these last few days, just the ones out of Gamescom itself related to already-announced games.

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