Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonist Yugi joins the Jump Force roster

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Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 14, 2018 at 6:18 a.m. PDT

Bandai Namco has announced a brand new playable character for Jump Force, and this one is a doozy. Main character Yugi from the Yu-Gi-Oh! series joins the fight.

Details about Yugi are scarce at the moment as Bandai Namco has not yet released a trailer for the character.

Earlier this morning, the company released a tweet making the announcement and including the first-ever screenshot of Yugi in Jump Force.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! series is a Japanese manga turned anime that sees a young boy, Yugi, dueling against friend and foe in an intricate card game. After Yugi finds and solves the ancient Millennium Puzzle, he becomes host to a strange spirit with the personality of a gambler and essentially transforms into an older version of Yugi when the spirit takes hold — which you can see pictured in the screenshot and banner.

In Yu-Gi-Oh!, we see the creatures, items, and spells on each card actualized in the dueling arenas, meaning if a player puts down a giant dragon card, the monster is essentially summoned. With a game like jump Force having big, flashy combat, I can't help but think we'll be seeing Yugi bring forth big-name Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters like Exodia the Forbidden One, the Dark Magician, Summoned Skull, and more.

Not only is the Yu-Gi-Oh! series a manga / anime, but there is a full-on competitive trading card game tied to it. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG first kicked off in Japan in 1999, and new sets continue to release to this day.

Jump Force is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2019.

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