The world’s strongest hero is set to punch his way to the console and PC gaming market for the first time, courtesy of Bandai Namco.
Titled One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, the full-fledged game is based on the wildly popular anime and manga series One Punch Man, and will feature a three-versus-three brawler format in a similar vein to Jump Force.
Fans can expect to see their favourite characters on the fighting roster, with centrepiece Saitama leading the pack, alongside his robot sidekick Genos, the altruistic best bud Mumen Rider, and the battle-thirsty Speed-o’-Sound Sonic.
The game is slated for release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, although a launch date has yet to be announced. Its classic arena fighter style does come across as a surprise – the premise of One Punch Man, after all, hinges on Saitama’s iconic one-punch finisher, so it’d be interesting to see how Bandai will strike a balance between retaining the series’ signature elements, and making Saitama less overpowered for a more enjoyable gaming experience.
In the meantime, the whole season one of One Punch Man may be viewed over at Netflix, so you may want to relive the superhero action and more iconic scenes in the anime before the game drops.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.