Update: As part of the annual Jump Fest event, Bandai Namco has shown off a new trailer featuring Deku and Black Clover‘s Asta in action. You can find the original story below.
Bandai Namco released a story trailer today for Jump Force, their new crossover fighting game featuring heroes and villains from Japanese comic magazine Shonen Jump. After that trailer, they announced that Deku, the young protagonist from My Hero Academia, would be joining the fight for our quirk-less Earth as part of the base roster.
Guess who’s Detroit SMASHING!!! into #JUMPFORCE.
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) December 19, 2018
Deku is the main character in a mostly ensemble cast in both the manga and anime of My Hero Academia. Born without a superpower, or quirk, in a world where everyone has them in some type or another, Deku inherited a quirk from his Superman-like hero, All Might. Under All Might’s guidance, he started on a path to become a symbol of peace and justice for the world.
In Jump Force, Deku uses the same realistic artstyle that every character in the game has, but maintains the same character design from his series. That means his giant eyes are accompanied by realistically textured clothes and gloves, which is certainly a look. The game will also have character customization for your avatars, so if you want to dress your original character up in Deku’s clothes and use some of his moves, you’re covered.
Jump Force releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15.