My Hero Academia‘s anime adaptation reached new heights of excitement with yesterday’s episode, and there’s still so much more yet to come. If you’re hooked on the show and want to experience more of that world, you’ll want to check out My Hero: One’s Justice, Bandai Namco’s take on the popular manga and anime series. During E3 we received a new trailer and a release window for the upcoming 3D fighter, and we also got to go hands-on.
The action-packed E3 trailer shows off the game’s extensive cast of heroes and villains, which includes Izuku Midoriya, Tomura Shigaraki, Katsuki Bakugo, All Might, Ochacho Uraraka, Tenya Iida, Shoto Todoroki, Tsuyu Asui, Momo Yaoyorozu, Denki Kaminari, Eraser Head, Hero Killer: Stain, Fumikage Tokoyami , Kyoka Jiro, Eijiro Kirishima, Dabi, and Himiko Toga.
In addition to local multiplayer, My Hero: One’s Justice also features online battles, and you can customize your favorite fighters with tons of different looks for your own unique style. There’s also a Story Mode which lets you explore the plot from the perspective of both heroes and villains.
I’ve never been a huge fan of 3D fighters (so I can’t offer much in the way of a technical critique of the game), but when I saw it on the E3 show floor I was drawn in by my love of the franchise and decided to give it a shot. The game’s comic book art style, destructible environments, and flashy attacks all make for a visual feast. The game’s frequently-moving camera took some getting used to, but it makes for an exciting fight.
I found the controls easier to jump into than Dragon Ball FighterZ (which I had played earlier on Switch), and it felt easier to pick up for newcomers in general. Playing as Todoroki I was able to control my fights thoroughly with the combination of fire and ice attacks, using the latter to immobilize opponents whenever they got too close.
If you’re planning to join the fight yourself, we’ve got good news on that front! The trailer ended with the revelation that My Hero: One’s Justice will launch in the West this October. It’s currently planned to release in Japan on August 23rd. My Hero: One’s Justice will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.