There are few things as sweet as anime and videogames coming together, and Bandai Namco knows how to sweeten our life. Among other anime-based games, the company showcased an upcoming My Hero Academia fighting game titled My Hero One’s Justice, and Honey’s had the chance to get our hands on it for several rounds at E3 2018!
My Hero One’s Justice
- Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
- Genre: Fighting / Action
- Release Date: October 5, 2018
- Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
- Publisher: Byking
- Players: 1-2 players
My Hero Academia comes to life as players experience and use the abilities of fan favorite characters such as Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Tomura Shigaraki, and many more. In this arena brawler coming out this fall, you’ll get to choose between hero and villain in your path to justice!
Use Quirks and call upon your sidekicks to activate powerful attacks that destroy not only your opponent's life meter, but your surroundings too! And if that wasn’t enough, the battle doesn’t just confine you to the ground either, you can also fight while running up a building wall!
This being a demo version, only had a fraction of the playable characters will have in the final game: All Might, Midoriya, Bakugo, Todoroki, Ochako, Toga, Dabi, Stain, and Shigaraki. But even with a handful of heroes and villains we got a good feel for what this game might look like finished, and we liked it!
The art is very fitting of the superhero theme and looks like a comic book brought to life, not manga, but a comic; the aesthetic really brings out that America superhero inspiration found in BokuAca. The controls are very easy, consisting of the basic jump, block, high and low attacks, specials, supers, and combos like Plus Utra! And EX Plus Ultra!, while also implementing anime physics and bringing our favorite characters’ unique Quirks to life.
Getting to use each hero and/or villain’s Quirk to our advantage was really fun, especially as a fan of the series. What’s great is that, when using Midoriya, it’s pretty satisfying to beat your opponent without him pulverizing his arm and looking like he’s about to die! While using Bakugo’s explosive Quirk yourself really gives you a taste of what it feels to have his powers, which kind of makes you understand his personality a bit. We also got to enjoy the luxury of using Todoroki’s fire and ice depending on our needs and All Might’s Tanky strength.
Now, while this is a 3-on-3 battle game, you only play with one character at a time. However, you get to pick two sidekicks! Your sidekicks will come out when you need them (after you’ve filled up their gauges by attacking, of course) and perform their special attack on your opponent.
Sidekicks are very reliable, as they didn’t miss once in our game experience. Our Midoriya team had Bakugo and Ochako as his sidekicks; not something Kacchan would be happy about, we’re sure. But that’s one of the beauties of this game! You get to place your favorite heroes, students, and villains in whatever role you want and make the fights you’ve seen in the series go the way you wanted them to go and beyond!
My Hero One's Justice - E3 Trailer
Are you getting My Hero One’s Justice in October? Who can’t you wait to see head-to-head? This was just a glimpse we got at E3, stay tuned for a full game review as soon as we get our hands on it!