Bandai Namco’s manga-inspired combating sport, Bounce Pressure, made fairly a splash when it was unveiled at E3 2018. However what’s Bounce Pressure, who’s truly on the roster, and when is it going to be launched?
Bounce Pressure is actually a PvP combating sport that includes manga and anime characters, wherein gamers create three-strong groups and thrash out their variations with bombastic, gravity-defying punches and vitality beams.
The sport is a part of a bunch of celebratory tie-ins from the legendary manga writer Shonen Bounce, which turned 50 this yr.
Few issues are extra satisfying than letting your favorite characters duke it out, and Shonen Bounce has them in plentiful provide: over the previous few many years its introduced us Dragon Ball, One Piece, Demise Word and Hunter X Hunter, to call however just a few.
Gaming writer Bandai Namco (Tekken 7, Soul Calibur VI) have been behind an identical effort in 2012 referred to as J-Stars Victory VS, which additionally noticed a roster of Shonen Bounce characters battle it out in a 3D area.
Having performed an early construct of the upcoming sport, it appears like Bounce Pressure ought to supply even larger battles, higher graphics and extra centered gameplay than its predecessor.
Lower to the chase
- What’s it? A crossover combating sport that includes characters from Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto and others from Shonen Bounce manga
- What can I play it on? Coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 – although we’re not ruling out a Change port down the road
- When can I play it? Someday in 2019
Bounce Pressure launch date
Bounce Pressure needs to be leaping into shops someday in 2019, although the month could be anybody’s guess.
Bandai Namco’s different manga-inspired fighter, Dragon Ball FighterZ, launched within the January after its personal E3 reveal, so it is not-unlikely that Bounce Pressure will probably be working to an identical window. However with the sport nonetheless in growth and solely a handful of playable characters confirmed, we’re in all probability some time off listening to extra.
Bounce Pressure trailers
“These worlds have been by no means meant to satisfy…”
Explosive, flashy and heavy on the gravitas, Bounce Pressure’s E3 trailer instantly caught our consideration. Take a look under for a primary take a look at the sport’s bombastic fight, super-moves and eclectic roster of characters.
Bounce Pressure information and rumors
We ain’t seen nothing but
Because the world’s largest writer of manga, Shonen Bounce has an intensive catalog to attract on, stretching again many years.
Bandai Namco is remaining tight-lipped on the roster, although the inclusion of Ichigo, Rukia and Aizen – from the favored paranormal manga Bleach – has now been confirmed.
They’re becoming a member of the preliminary mash-up of the Saiyan superhero Goku and galactic villain Frieza from Dragon Ball, the eponymous teenage ninja from Naruto and his teammate Sasuke, in addition to the rubber-limbed Luffy and the sword-wielding Zoro from One Piece.
On condition that developer Spike Chunsoft’s earlier manga combating sport, J-Stars Victory Vs, had 52 characters on its roster, we’re fairly positive there are a variety of well-known (and lesser-known) names to return. However bringing in more moderen entries like My Hero Academia, and even 2015’s Black Clover, may actually assist Bounce Pressure stand out from earlier video games and appeal to a wider viewers.
Demise Word is in there, kind of
Demise Word’s Mild Yagami and the death-god Ryuk additionally appeared on the tail-end of the trailer, although we have been barely heartbroken when Bandai Namco confirmed they would not be playable (“They’re extra concerned with the story”).
We count on the enduring pair masterminded no matter occasion introduced all these characters collectively. However provided that Mild’s Demise Word is ready to kill anybody on command, we see how he may not have suited a standard moveset within the area.
You’ll be combating in real-world places
As if mashing up numerous universes from throughout the Shonen Bounce manga wasn’t sufficient, it appears our personal can be getting an look.
All of the combating phases showcased to this point are primarily based on real-world places. To this point we have seen Instances Sq. in New York, the Matterhorn within the Alps, and an area in Hong Kong. May we see a ravaged Tokyo metropolis, or Goku and Frieza duking it out within the shadow of Massive Ben?
Bounce Pressure goes for a wider attraction
It is clear that Bounce Pressure needs to be a extra accessible – and well-known – sport than a few of its predecessors.
Bandai Namco was cautious to showcase extra acquainted faces for its first trailer, and sharp-eyed followers can have seen that Bleach’s Ichigo and Rukia are styled after Bleach’s globally-popular anime adaptation, relatively than the unique Japanese manga.
The sport additionally runs on the widely-used Unreal Engine 4, and is explicitly optimised for upgraded efficiency on Xbox One X and PS4 Professional. On condition that Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball FighterZ additionally got here to Nintendo Change just a few months after its preliminary launch, we count on we may see an identical schedule occur right here.