My Hero Academia is Getting a Battle Royale Game

My Hero Academia has been on the video game scene for sometime now, having released two pretty successful fighters and a solid mobile game over the past few years. The next My Hero Academia game looks to switch up the formula, though, bringing the series into the battle royale scene of multiplayer titles.

Ever since My Hero Academia's anime began in 2016, the series has steadily increased in popularity to the point of receiving multiple video game tie-ins. More straightforward of the bunch is the My Hero One's Justice series, a pair of solid fighting games featuring dozens of characters from the show. The other release is the mobile game My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero, a team-building action-RPG that lets players recruit their favorite characters to fight against the series' villains. Lastly, many of My Hero Academia's characters have appeared in the soon to be offline Jump Force, further signaling the series' popularity.

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Originally reported by Sal Romano of Gematsu, Bandai Namco has announced My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, a free-to-play battle royale game. The reveal comes from the latest issue of Weekly Jump, a translation of one of its panels stating, "Team up to win a 24-player rumble in multiplayer action!" There are a litany of screenshots that show some off some of the game's action and mechanics, there appearing to be teams of three, cooldown abilities, and a mini-map. It furthermore looks to provide new gameplay opportunities not possible in previous games, like a third-person-shooter perspective of Bakugo's grenade blasts.

The game is currently in development for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, but has yet to receive a release date. According to the Weekly Jump scan, eventually Bandai Namco will be holding a closed beta test for My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, though there is not a lot information about that either. More details about the closed beta and the game itself most likely can be found on My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble's official website when that eventually launches. For now, it seems that all the available information is what can be translated from these Weekly Jump pages.

While most people probably didn't have a My Hero Academia battle royale on their bingo card for 2022, this has the potential to be pretty interesting. In the same way that Dragon Ball: The Breakers put an assymetric twist on the franchise, highlighting the power scaling the franchise is known for, My Hero Academia: Ultra Battle being a battle royale could have unique mechanics that incentivize heroism and teammwork.

With the My Hero Academia manga apparently ending within a year, there is no better time for a new game. Many battle royales can feel drab or uninspired so hopefully this one can get it right.

My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble is in development for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.

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Source: Gematsu

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