Bandai Namco has unveiled a new free-to-play Battle Royale video game set in the world of the popular My Hero Academia manga and anime franchise. The new video game is called My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble, or at least it seems to be until an official English announcement is made, and it should eventually release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
According to what information has been released about the title so far, My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble will oppose 8 teams of 3 players for a total of 24 per game. A closed beta test is scheduled for the PlayStation 4 version of the video game in Japan in early February with 12 characters, including heroes and villains: Midoriya, Bakugo, Todoroki, Asui, Uraraka, All Might, Cementoss, Mt. Lady, Shigaraki, Dabi, Toga and Mr. Compress. The official website indicates that other playable characters will be available when the video game actually releases.
You can check out some gameplay videos posted for My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble — in Japanese — right here:
The basic premise of the title seems to work together to use individual abilities to defeat other teams. Additionally, skill cards are scattered throughout the stages and some techniques are aimed at specific characters. It seems that one of the goals is to find cards for teammates so that the team improves as a whole.
As stated above, My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble was announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Bandai Namco has yet to share a specific release date or even a window. Although no announcement in English has yet been made, Bandai Namco has a habit of bringing the various My Hero Academia video games to North America. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the My Hero Academia franchise itself here.
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[H/T Anime News Network]