Maybe I missed it (totally possible), but I have been looking for an exact number of characters and franchises, and I finally have confirmation. There will be forty playable characters from 15 different IPs, but, technically, there are 16 different IPs represented. Death Note’s Light Yagami and Ryuk are part of the story, but they are not playable.
The crew from PlayStation Underground posted a multiplayer session video from Jump Force. While they were trying to get a feel for the characters and controls, these were some of the answers and info from the PR rep. The other interesting thing was that your uniform/costume shows damage. Deku’s costume (My Hero Academia) was frayed, dirty, and missing a chunk. He had taken the usual beating.
The video is worthwhile, mostly gameplay, and comes in just under 16 minutes. Jump Force will release on Feb 15th.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.