A couple weeks ago, Bandai Namco unveiled a countdown website that would show the world the next game that they were working on. Although it was spoiled a few days ago with page scans from the Japanese magazine, Weekly Jump, the countdown has finished, and a My Hero Academia fighting game has been officially announced.
The countdown website has now evolved into a teaser of sorts for the new game, now titled My Hero Academia: One’s Justice. The upcoming title will be an action-fighting game for both the Nintendo Switch and the PlayStation 4. With the website’s evolution, two playable characters have been unveiled so far. The main character from the anime and manga, Izuku Midoriya, will be a playable character in the game, and is sorted into the character tab of “hero”. On the flip side, the leader of the league of villains, Tomura Shigaraki will be playable as a villain. There is an option to see all playable character, hero characters, or villain characters, so the website will probably update with more information as it becomes available. In addition to the new sights at the former countdown website, two options are currently grayed out: system and game mode. It is unclear what either will entail at the moment, but multiple game modes could be on the table.
Although the official announcement is only the tip of the iceberg, there will be much more to come in a couple more weeks during the weekend Japanese exposition convention, Jump Festa ’18. The convention is based around all things anime and manga and will start on December 16th and will run through until Sunday. Sometime during the convention, a “movie” will be premiered showcasing more about the game.
There are no clear launch dates, retail prices or plans for a North American localization, so fingers crossed that these questions and more are answered during the Jump Festa weekend.