My Hero Academia is back! The hit anime has returned for a third season, but that’s not the only exciting development for the series. Bandai Namco is hard at work on a video game adaptation of My Hero Academia, and it’s coming out later this year. An extensive new trailer dropped today, giving us a two minute look at our favorite heroes, destructible environments, and the new sidekick system.
Anime fans will be able to play as their favorite heroes and villains later this year when My Hero Academia: One’s Justice launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Twelve characters have been unveiled so far, with the most recent reveals being Eraser Head and the Hero Killer: Stain. Publisher Bandai Namco just released a gallery of screenshots showing these two fighters in action.
The roster thus far includes a diverse variety of heroes and villains, as Izuku Midoriya, Tomura Shigaraki, Katsuki Bakugo, All Might, Ochacho Uraraka, Tenya Iida, Shoto Todoroki, Tsuyu Asui, Momo Yaoyorozu, and Denki Kaminari have all been previously announced. You can check out the new comers up close in the gallery below!
The video game adaptation of My Hero Academia is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC sometime later this year, giving you the chance to play as some of your favorite heroes and villains from the popular anime. Ten playable characters have been announced for this exciting game so far, and today publisher Bandai Namco revealed two more in the latest issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump.
The latest batch of character reveals is well balanced, with one hero and one villain. The self-righteous and tenacious Hero Killer: Stain and Class 1-A homeroom teacher Shota Aizawa (aka Eraser Head) should both be a headache to deal with, as they each have a way of crippling other combatants’ offensive capabilities.
Stain will rely on speed and ranged attacks, slicing opponents up with throwing knives. In the show, a single taste of an enemy’s blood will paralyze them, thanks to Stain’s Bloodcurdle quirk. The game will feature a similar mechanic, as opponents’ movements will become more restricted as they take damage from Stain’s knives.
Eraser Head will fight primarily with his Capturing Weapon. Much like the anime, Eraser Head has the ability to erase the quirks of his enemies, leaving them powerless. In the show this is done simply by looking at the victim, but it sounds like the Capturing Weapon is required for quirk removal in the game. Once an enemy’s power is removed, Eraser Head can move in for close combat counterattacks.
This brings the total amount of known playable characters to twelve. The roster thus far includes a diverse variety of heroes and villains, as Izuku Midoriya, Tomura Shigaraki, Katsuki Bakugo, All Might, Ochacho Uraraka, Tenya Iida, Shoto Todoroki, Tsuyu Asui, Momo Yaoyorozu, and Denki Kaminari have all been previously announced.
The popular anime My Hero Academia is gearing up for this third season next month, and sometime later this year it’s also getting a video game adaptation. The upcoming game is titled My Hero Academia: One’s Justice, and ten playable characters have been revealed so far, including the recently-announced fighters Tsuyu Asui, Momo Yaoyorozu, and Denki Kaminari.
Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment treated us to a gallery of screenshots today, releasing dozens of new images that show off the three newly-revealed fighters.The publisher also released the following official descriptions for the three fighters:
• Denki Kaminari’s Quirk allows him to channel electricity from his body and shoot it. He cares for his allies deeply and is often afraid of hurting them with his electrical powers. Once he knows they are safe, he can unleash his true powers using his special move “Indiscriminate Discharge 1,300,000 volts”.
• Momo Yaoyorozu is the Vice President of Class 1-A. She is an extremely smart student who acts as a natural leader to her classmates, she was born in a famous Hero family and dreams of becoming a pro hero. Her Quirk is extremely powerful as it gives the ability to create any non-living materials via molecular manipulation. If she understands how something is made, she will be able to create it herself using her fat cells as material.
• Tsuyu Asui is a U.A. student with a frog-like appearance. Her Quirk allows her to do anything a frog can do such as extending her tongue to a maximum of 20 meters. She can also stick to walls and use a Camouflage ability. Tsuyu’s hero costume changes colors along with her, in order to blend in with her surroundings.
My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will launch in 2018. It will be available worldwide on PlayStation 4 and Switch, while PC and Xbox One versions will be available in North America and Europe.
My Hero Academia: One’s Justice is coming soon to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and—exclusively to the West—Xbox One and PC platforms. The upcoming video game adaptation of Kōhei Horikoshi’s manga pits heroes against villains in a 3D arena brawler, with Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugou, and Tomura Shigaraki confirmed as playable characters so far.
However, a My Hero Academia game would be incomplete without the series’ acclaimed “Symbol of Peace,” and so Weekly Shōnen Jump has announced this week that All Might himself will be joining the fray. Toshinori Yagi, known in-universe as the “Number One” hero All Might, wields the mythical “One For All” Quirk into battle. He is capable of unleashing powerful standard strikes that send opponents flying, with his moves ranked at “ultimate class.”
One’s Justice is expected to launch worldwide at some point this year. Are there other heroes or U.A. students you hope to be playable? Or are you more fond of the villains terrorizing the world of My Hero Academia? Go beyond and share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Ten days ago, Bandai Namco Entertainment teased an upcoming game project that sent fans of Kōhei Horikoshi’s hit manga My Hero Academia into a frenzy, providing no other hint beyond an egg tumbling out of a microwave and a countdown. The countdown has since reached its anticipated end, and so the teaser site has transformed into the webpage for Bandai Namco’s newly revealed My Hero Academia: One’s Justice, produced by Magicians Dead and Gunslinger Stratos developer Byking. Little is known about the game at this time, with more details and a teaser trailer forthcoming at Jump Festa 2018 within two weeks.
Check out the gallery below for an early look at the game, featuring Izuku “Deku” Midoriya facing off against League of Villains leader Tomura Shigaraki. My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will be available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. No release window has been announced at this time.