The opportunity to deal out large doses of damage with the Quirks of your favourite My Hero Academia characters is nearing.
Following news of the upcoming release of My Hero Academia: One’s Justice for the PS4 and Switch next year, new information about the game has surfaced – albeit still scarce at this stage. Apart from two character appearances and a synopsis, other details are still being kept hush-hush.
Nonetheless, a little information is better than nothing at all, and here’s a brief summary of what’s to come:
Fight, for every justice—. My Hero Academia appears as a battle action game where “Quirks” collide! Experience diverse battles on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch through realistic stage destruction by using superhuman powers called “Quirks,” and take full advantage of the buildings and walls placed throughout the stage. Go Plus Ultra with My Hero Academia: One’s Justice.
A concise description, but just a few questions: Will there be other stages of gameplay, in addition to a story mode? Is it going to expand upon the world found in its 3DS counterpart My Hero Academia: Battle for All? Would the plot follow the manga storyline, as per Battle for All, or feature a new one altogether? How, if the chance ever arises, would the existing story of the pro heroes in the manga, fit into the in-game narrative?
Of course, a series is nothing without its characters, and this is especially true for My Hero Academia, which boasts a host of uniquely different personalities. In the game, however, only the main protagonist (Midoriya Izuku, voiced by Yamashita Daiki) and antagonist (Shigaraki Tomura, voiced by Uchiyama Kouki) have been revealed to be playable characters thus far. Their biographies don’t differ much from the anime and manga, but a refresher is always much welcomed!
Birthday: July 15
Quirk: One for All
A boy who dreams of becoming a hero. Although born “Quirkless,” the qualities of a hero were discovered to be hidden within him, and he inherited the “One For All” Quirk from the legendary hero All Might. His desire to save people is unusually strong.
A villain shrouded in mystery, his background is completely unknown. While his reasons are uncertain, he is planning to kill All Might. He is the self-proclaimed leader of the League of Villains. He seems to have a Quirk that can decay anything he touches with his hands.
Given that the UA students are the stars of My Hero Academia, there’s an extremely high likelihood that all of them will have in-game appearances. Villains-wise, that’d have to depend on the plot, but I’m hedging my bets on the League of Villains joining in on the fun, together with hero killer Stain.
A release date for My Hero Academia: One’s Justice has yet to be announced, but fans can look forward to a teaser trailer debut at Jump Festa 2018, from December 16-17. If you’re heading down to Japan (it’s the holiday season, after all!), do look out for the booth to snap a quick picture at the special photo spot, and you may just walk away with a B2-size poster of the game’s main visual.
For now, though, feast your eyes on these breathtaking in-game visuals of the game, and feel the power of One for All pumping through your veins.