During Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference, players got their first look at Bandai Namco's Jump Force, an upcoming arena brawler that pits multiple characters from different Shonen Jump anime and manga against one another. Bandai Namco has now announced that Bleach's Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, and Sosuke Aizen will be showing up in Jump Force as playable characters.
Dragon Ball's Goku and Frieza, One Piece's Luffy and Zoro, Naruto's Naruto and Sasuke, and Death Note's Light and Ryuk were seen in cinematic and gameplay trailers for Jump Force at E3, although both Light and Ryuk were later confirmed to be story exclusive characters and not playable. The inclusion of Ichigo, Rukia, and Aizen brings the current roster of fighters up to nine. The Bleach characters announcement also included screenshots of a new Hong Kong map.