Bandai Namco announced last week My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, a battle royale for 24 players to be available on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One based on the manganime known in Spain as My Hero One’s Justice. This Monday, January 17, they have shared more details about the playable mechanics of the title while they have published a official thriller that you can see under this paragraph and an extensive gameplay over 28 minutes that we leave inserted below, in addition to several official images.
As for the details, it has been made clear that it will be a title free to play where 24 separate players will compete in eight teams of three characters. The character upgrade system is based on something they call Quirk o Uniqueness: “Each character’s strengths (such as attack, support, and interrupt) are completely different depending on their Quirk. Use your strengths and compensates for its weaknesses to survive to the fierce fight.
Throughout the map there will be scattered skill cards that improve skills Quirk, leaving the choice of which skill to upgrade up to the player. Each character can use specific cards, so the system will require collaboration with the two partners to get their cards and give them up. To this we must add another mechanism: there will be citizens on the map that must be rescued by the Heroes or attacked by the Villains.
The announcements come from the Japanese website of My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble and from Bandai Namco’s YouTube channel nipn. However, the official channels of the company in the West have not echoed of this title, so its launch in Spain and the rest of Europe is not confirmed at the moment. Still, the title does not have a release date neither in Japan.
What I know will be a closed beta for Japanese gamers who own a PlayStation 4 (or PS5, to play via backwards compatibility) which will take place on February 2 to 6. In this test you can test 12 characters: Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Shoto Todoroki, Tsuyu Asui, Cementoss, All Might, Mt. Lady, Tomura Shigaraki, Dabi, Himiko Toga y Mr. Compress.
A trademark registration points to another game in the series
Bandai Namco has another game of My Hero One’s Justice. In July 2021 registered two trademarks in Europe, MHUI Y MHUR. The latter corresponds to the My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble what concerns us Therefore, it remains to know that MHUI registered with the World Intellectual Property Organization.