Bandai Namco has announced My Hero Academia Ultra Impact for mobile next year. The developer has already started beta testing in Japan. Unfortunately, there’s no information on if the game will be released outside of the country.
My Hero Academia Ultra Impact will be a battle RPG with 3D graphics. Players will be able to fight using some of their favorite characters in 3 vs. 3 battles. The official website shows a turn-based style of combat where players will face off against one villain. Also included was artwork for League of Villains’ Tomura Shigaraki and a screenshot of Stain on the battlefield.
The game contains a full story mode that allows fans to enjoy famous scenes from the anime and fight some of the most dangerous villains. The website showcases some of the most well-known characters from the series, including Deku, Todoroki, Ochaco, Ida, and Bakugou.
The app will contain special illustrations to collect, as well. Players can collect artwork of the heroes and the enemies. More information about how to collect the artwork is coming soon.
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While students aren’t in battle, players can customize their “hero base.” This is also where players can bring their favorite heroes together to hang out and socialize. Bandai Namco also has more plans in store to make this a fun place to be coming in the future.
My Hero Academia began as a manga series in 2014 by Kohei Horikoshi. The animated adaptation launched in October 2016, with the fifth season beginning in Spring 2021. The series takes place on an alternative version of Earth, where most of the population has a “Quirk” or a superpower. Many with Quirks have become a Hero, while others have used their special powers for evil purposes as Villians.
The series follows Izuku Midoriya, most commonly known by “Deku,” who strives to be a Hero. Unfortunately, he’s a small part of the population who doesn’t have a Quirk. Throughout the series, he learns how to become a brave hero, even though he wasn’t born with powers.
There is currently little information about the game so far. The official Twitter account and website only have a few screenshots of the game so far.
Bandai Namco was seeking around 7,000 closed beta testers in Japan for Android users. The first round took place from November 6 to 9. It’s unknown if the company will hold more beta tests in the future. However, Bandai Namco does warn that any progress made in the beta version will not roll over into the final release.
My Hero Academia Ultra Impact will be a free-to-play game. However, there will be in-app purchases.
My Hero Academia Ultra Impact will officially launch in Japan for mobile in 2021.