Bandai Namco has decided to shutter servers for its anime brawler Jump Force. Sales, DLC, and virtual currency will cease on February 7, 2022, before the servers shut down on August 24, 2022, in all territories.
The Spike Chunsoft developed title had a lot of hype surrounding it when it launched in 2019. It seemed like it could really take off given the franchises you could play as in the Jumo Force including massive hits like Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Bleach, and more.
Our sincere thanks goes out to all Jump Force players and fans for their support; but with all good things, they must come to an end.
Ultimately, in my review, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have wanted to, saying “If you like mashing buttons and watching as Shonen characters enact fights you see in manga pages, you’re going to enjoy Jump Force. However, soon after the spectacle is gone, you’re left with a shallow but a pretty video game that’s the story never really goes anywhere. With such an enticing roster at its disposal, I expected to see more from this game that’s supposedly celebrating Weekly Shonen Jump.”
Having been heavily invested in Dragon Ball FighterZ, I was looking to spend my time scratching a similar itch. As it were, this game did not end up doing that and was a mindless button masher that fans and critics agreed was not good.
There are so many games out there these days, so to stand out you will need something to set yourself apart, and given that Jump Force failed to do that, it is partially why the servers are closing next year.
On February 7, Jump Force will no longer be available for purchase so if you’re looking to pick up any DLC, you have until then. Then, on August 24, the multilayer lobby, online events, clans, leaderboards, rewards, and ranked battles will no longer be available. Players will still be able to access offline content and play online versus matches.