Jump Force, developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco was released in 2019. Gamers who were hoping to play that game but haven’t purchased it yet are going to have to move fast. Bandai Namco will be delisting the game in February and online servers will cease to function come August.
The publisher released a statement which read:
“Everyone at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment would like to offer our sincere thanks to all Jump Force players and fans for their years of support. Today, we are announcing the end of Jump Force’s availability through digital purchase in the Americas. Jump Force will cease to be available for base game, DLCs and virtual currency purchase on 2/7/2022 at 5:00pm PST for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.”
While the servers for the game will no longer allow for multi-player play come August, gamers will still be able to utilize single player functions.
The game, featuring a number of popular anime characters, was particularly popular in Japan. Part of the appeal of the game was the inclusion of multiple characters from shows like Bleach, Naruto, Black Clover, Hunter x Hunter, One Piece, Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho and Rurouni Kenshin.
The gameplay was also well received. Players always fought in teams of 3. This made strategy important as gamers could switch team members during the fight depending on the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents.
You can the full announcement of the removal via Bandai Namco’s Blog here