Today, Bandai Namco came out with a press release and a brand new trailer for their upcoming, highly anticipated fighting game Jump Force. The trailer prominently features three newly announced characters from Bleach which were unveiled last month. Now, we had the opportunity to play 5 rounds of Jump Force at Anime Expo 2018 sans the Bleach characters and Light from Death Note (I was the first one to reach the Bandai booth so they were cool about it because there was no line at that point.) Our preview is upcoming in the next day or so, but there was one interesting reveal: Spike Chunsoft is involved in the game in some capacity, which is actually pretty awesome. They just opened an American branch and their games are top-notch, so a partnership between them and Bandai, one of the best developers in the business, can only mean great things. “BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today has released a new trailer featuring Ichigo, Rukia, and Aizen from the hit anime and manga series, BLEACH. They join characters from DRAGON BALL Z, NARUTO, and ONE PIECE in JUMP FORCE for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM®. Rukia, my favorite Bleach character! Ichigo Kurosaki – The main protagonist of BLEACH, Ichigo has been given the powers of a Soul Reaper. With these powers Ichigo must defend humans from evil spirits and guide those who have passed away to the afterlife. Rukia Kuchiki – Another Soul Reaper, she gifts Ichigo his powers after learning that he can see supernatural beings. Sosuke Aizen – The main antagonist of the BLEACH series, Aizen is a captain of the Fifth Division until he betrays the Soul Society.“ Jump Force will be released in 2019 and Bandai Namco representatives assured me, there is so much more that has yet to be revealed!