A new free My Hero Academia video game is coming soon.
The trailer for Ultra Rumble, available on Bandai Namco Entertainment’s official YouTube channel, highlights the title’s battle royale-style gameplay, which pits eight teams of three against each other. It also introduces many playable characters, including Katsuki Bakugo, Izuku Midoriya, Tsuyu Asui, Mr. Compress and Dabi. Ultra Rumble will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on September 28, and on PC on September 29.
Kohei Horikoshi’s ongoing My Hero Academia manga debuted in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 2014, and the series follows Midoriya – a serious and courageous high school student – as he tries to follow step up to his idol, All Possible, and become the best superhero he can be. My Hero Academia has achieved profound levels of success; Financially, it is considered one of the best-selling manga of all time with over 85 million copies in circulation globally. In terms of critical recognition, it won Best Manga at the 2017 Sugoi Japan Awards and at the 2019 Harvey Awards.
Furthermore, Horikoshi’s work has spawned a huge multimedia franchise that includes adaptations of light novels, spin-off manga, tie-in films, stage plays, and of course video game releases. . In addition to the upcoming launch of Ultra Rumble, a new gaming collaboration between the iconic superhero-themed series and Fornite was recently announced. Three new skins inspired by fan-favorite characters Shoto Todoroki, Eijiro Kirishima, and Mina Ashido are now available for purchase in Epic Games’ popular battle royale game.
Perhaps the most famous adaptation of My Hero Academia is Studio Bones’ anime, which premiered in April 2016 and has produced over 130 episodes to date. The show stars Daiki Yamashita (Blue Period) as Midoriya along with Nobuhiko Okamoto (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Bakugo and Kenta Miyake (Boruto: Naruto Next Generations) as All Might.
A new My Hero Academia OVA (original video animation) has been confirmed and is expected to have a short theatrical release in Japan starting October 20. The story will focus on UA students in third and member of the Big Three, Mirio Togata. Furthermore, Studio Bones anime fans will be able to purchase a home video release of the Season 4 OVA — “Make it!: Do-or-die Survival Training” — starting in December alongside the first season of Part 6.
My Hero Academia is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll and Hulu.