Eaten laid by Kōhei Horikoshi in 2014, My Hero Academia is today one of the most famous franchises in the Japanese sector: we obviously owe its success to books, still in the process of being published, but also to an anime released in 2016. Since then, the license has been extended to right and left: there are several animated films, but also five video games.
Five titles that will have tried everything and anythingfrom mobile games with Smash Tap (only released in Japan) to One’s Justice fighting games, including the gatcha action-RPG The Strongest Hero: today, a new kid is added to the list and it’s called My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble.
It was the last edition of the Weekly Shonen Jump that sold the fuse: My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble will be a free-to-play battle royale, planned for PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Mass is said for this new game which will therefore follow current industry trends, with here twenty-four player fights.
We are still waiting for a first trailer but the magazine already offers us first screenshots and artworks in the pages that are tuned to the ad, scanned from and widely shared on the web. Note also that everything will be piloted by Bandai Namco, a firm to which we owe many adaptations of the genre (Dragon Ball, One Piece or the Jump Force crossover) which has also announced thata private beta is already planned.
Note that in a similar style, Bandai Namco unveiled in November Dragon Ball The Breakers, an asymmetric multiplayer game in which we control citizens who must escape the grip of “Bad guys” (like Cell, for example). An app that will be marketed at a reduced selling price: the publisher therefore seems to be exploring new grounds while using the popularity of its franchises.