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Jump Force Open Beta Delayed; Two More Characters Appear

Gaming article by Andrew Stretch on January 20, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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It was only a couple of days ago that Jump Force announced more Naruto characters and now it seems that they do have more planned for an announcement. Unfortunately for Jump Force, it seems that their advertising team has gotten the best of them posting ads on social media pages showing off Dai and Jotaro Kujo from Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai and the main character of the Stardust Crusaders arc of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

https://twitter.com/NiniiSpangle/status/1086703064357261312

 

While the official advertisements all but confirm that these two characters will be added there has still been no official statement from Bandai Namco. It's likely that in the next week or so we will be learning more about these characters and their moves as well as getting gameplay trailers showing off how they fight and their ultimate attacks.

Both of these characters represent a new Jump series being added to the mix. This brings the total to 16 series that you are able to select from 39 characters. Many fans are excited to see characters like Jotaro appearing, especially with the popularity of Jojo's Bizarre Adventures Anime which is currently airing its fifth part. Where some contention is still being found is in the heavy weighting towards Naruto, One Piece, and Dragon Ball characters in comparison to the previous Shonen Jump based game J-Stars Victory VS that included 52 characters from 32 different series.

 

While this weekend was meant to have Bandai Namco host four time periods that players around the world could hop in and stress test the game and network after the first two didn't go well the last two are being rescheduled. After the first Jump Force Open Beta session, the second was pushed back 2 hours to give more of a chance to work on the beta servers. It was then after that that Bandai Namco told fans that they were delaying future Jump Force Open Beta iterations. Players were reportedly plagued with extreme lag and that was if they were even able to get into the game in the first place.

https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS/status/1086628408921075712

What do you think of Dai and Jotaro joining the fight? Did you get a chance to play the Jump Force Open Beta, did you experience these issues? Are you excited for this game? Do you think Bandai Namco made the right choice to delay the other open betas? Let us know in the comments below

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I have been playing all kinds of games for as long as I can remember with a particular interest in action adventure and platforming titles. While I am primarily an Xbox gamer I also spend a fair bit of time on the PS4 and on my PC in VR.