My Hero Academia or Boku No Hero Academia is one of the biggest anime in recent years and has hardcore fans all over the world. Needless to say, a video game has obviously been made in order to capitalize on the success of the superhero show.
The game is called My Hero One’s Justice and is being released by Bandai Namco. The game is a fighting game where the lovable cast featured in the show will face off against each other in superpower fuelled 1v1 fights. Although some of the characters that will be in the game were already revealed, not much of their gameplay and abilities was shown yet. This has changed now that Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for the game which is an absurd 11 minutes long.
Turn down your volume a bit before watching the trailer as it features a large amount of typical anime shouting.
It seems that new absurdly long trailers that show off entire rosters are becoming a thing for fighting games. First was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that basically took an entire E3 presentation to show off its characters and now My Hero One’s Justice has followed suit.
It’s a bit too much to cover all the characters and go over what we saw in the trailer but I don’t doubt that most fans that want to play the game recognize all of the moves anyway as they are all taken pretty much directly from the mange and anime, except for a view of them. Characters like Tomura Shigaraki have a kit with a bit more creative freedom so that he at least has some cool animations and other effects.
Although the game looks extremely fun for any fan of the show, as a fighting game itself there are probably better games on the market. From what we can see in the trailer the characters in the game seem to be a bit floaty. The game doesn’t look as snappy as other fighting game out there which can be quite detrimental to the gameplay, as fighting games rely on perfect button input so that the players can combo, counter, and block effectively.
If you do plan on picking the game up, it releases in Japanese on PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch on August 23 and has an English launch on PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on October 26.