My Hero Academia: One's Justice Game Announced for PS4, Switch (Updated)
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The first 2018 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Bandai Namco Entertainment is developing a game titled My Hero Academia: One's Justice, based on Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga. The battle action game will be available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The issue also revealed a visual for the game featuring Izuku Midoriya, All Might, Tomura Shigaraki, and All for One. The game's official website has confirmed that Izuku and Tomura will be characters in the game.
Bandai Namco Entertainment and Banpresto's booth at the Jump Festa 2018 event on December 16-17 will feature the game, and will reveal the game's first video.
Bandai Namco Entertainment launched a countdown website on November 24 at the "mhaoj.bn-ent.net/" URL. The website featured an image of an egg in a microwave, and then later images in the countdown showed a taiyaki coming out of the egg. Early on in the manga, Izuku uses a mental image of an egg in a microwave as a way to control his Quirk, and a taiyaki in microwave a plays a similar role when Izuku is training with Gran Torino.
Horikoshi's manga previously inspired the My Hero Academia: Battle for All Nintendo 3DS game in May 2016, and the My Hero Academia: Gekitotsu! Heroes Battle arcade card game with accompanying smartphone game, which launched in April 2016.
More recently, the manga inspired the My Hero Academia: Smash Tap smartphone game, which launched this year.
Horikoshi's manga also inspired two television anime series. The anime's first 13-episode season premiered in April 2016, and the second 25-episode series premiered on April 1. The third season will premiere in April 2018.
Update: Added key visual, screenshots, character information. Source: Comic Natalie
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