Given My Hero Academia’s popularity, it is not surprising that several video games have been made based on it. In addition to fighting games like My Hero One’s Justice, there have been a few mobile spin-offs like My Hero Ultra Impact, a three-on-three combat RPG that makes use of gacha mechanisms to summon well-known characters from the franchise. With Bandai Namco’s upcoming My Hero Ultra Rumble, the series will explore a different gaming genre, the battle royale.
Japanese magazine Weekly Jump first revealed the details about My Hero Ultra Rumble in one of its issues. It touts that gamers can take part in three-team, 24-player multiplayer battle royales. It also featured a few playable characters, like Katsuki Bakugo, All Might, and Izuku Deku Midoriya along with villain Tomura Shigaraki. Recently, Bandai Namco published a trailer that provides some additional details about what to expect from this anime-based battle royale.
Midoriya and his colleagues Bakugo and Todoroki are on a team of three in the USJ Training Facility in the beginning of My Hero Ultra Rumble’s trailer. As shown in the trailer, each hero possesses a distinct set of abilities. Bakugo can quickly move by using his explosion quirk to propel himself forward, whereas Midoriya can run throughout the field and even use a whip to swing across buildings using one for all. Todoroki has the ability to conjure ice sheets that can be used to make paths for his teammates to run upon. To utilize their special abilities, Midoriya and Bakugo can acquire third-person shooter positions.
This game will receive an English dub, similar to My Hero One’s Justice 2, with voice actors Justin Briner, Chris Sabat, and Clifford Chapin reprising their roles. Players can register for a closed beta test of My Hero Ultra Rumble. A fan can use a priority pre-registration code to increase their chances of being accepted into the closed beta if they were present at the Anime Expo. Although the game is a multiplatform game, the closed beta test will only be available on PS4.