Meruem and Hiei will hit Jump Force on PS4, PC, and Xbox One October 27

Nintendo Switch to follow in early 2021

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Bandai Namco has announced that Hunter x Hunter‘s Meruem and YuYu Hakusho‘s Hiei will both be unleashed upon the Jump Force roster next week. Both characters will be made available to purchase on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on October 27, although Nintendo Switch players will unfortunately have to hold on until early 2021.

Son of the Chimera Ant Queen, Meruem was the main ant-agonist of Hunter x Hunter’s “Chimera Ant” story arc. An initially violent and sociopathic ruler, capable of horrendous acts even toward his own fellow Chimera Ants, Meruem would eventually face deep-seated reflection upon encountering a steadfast and noble Gungi player named Komugi.

Hiei is an expert fighter, having mastered martial artist and swordsmanship at a young age, with his abilities further bolstered by his command of the “Darkness Flame”, a highly dangerous skills that increases the powers of his bone-shattering strikes. A valued member of Team Urameshi, “The Master of the Evil Eye” is a indomitable foe on the battlefield.

You can check out a typical Bandai Namco “blink-and-you’ll-miss-it” trailer for the two new DLC characters below.

Jump Force DLC characters Meruem and Hiei launch October 27 [Gematsu]

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