PSA: Jump Force will start closing down today

Jump Force

Force shutdown

The lifetime of Bandai Namco’s manga mash-up fighter Jump Force is ending. The publisher will be ending sales of Jump Force today, with an online service shutdown to follow later in the year.

As previously announced, both Jump Force and its downloadable content will be leaving storefronts today. This includes the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch iterations of the game. Sales end at approximately 5 p.m. PT today, Feb. 7.

Online services will still be running until Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. PT. At that point, those will shut down, bringing down multiplayer lobbies, online events, and clan functions. You can see the full list of service shutdowns in the tweet from Bandai Namco below:

For those who own Jump Force, or run out and make a hasty purchase today, the offline content will still be available. Interestingly enough it looks like online battles will be available too. The caveat is that it won’t have multiplayer lobbies or ranked matches. DLC will still be usable too, as long as you have purchased it before sales end.

Jump Force launched to a so-so reception. It’s another in a long line of 3D arena fighters, a genre that’s already had a lot of Shonen Jump-related additions. But it did have some unusual characters in it for a fighting game, like Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! and Light from Death Note.

It’s a shame to see such big crossover fighters go down, and you’d hope that this just indicates another Jump game might be on the way. For now though, today’s the last chance to nab Jump Force if you want to keep the 3D brawler on your console for the foreseeable future.

Eric Van Allen