The extremely popular anime My Hero Academia is getting its very own battle royale title, “Ultra Rumble,” to be released by Bandai Namco — here’s what we know about the 24-player game so far, including the trailer, gameplay, hero roster, and more.
My Hero Academia has become one of the biggest anime franchises since its debut in 2016, with fans across the globe falling in love with the world of “quirks.”
Now developers Bandai Namco are tapping into that ever-growing passion with a new free-to-play battle royale, which is expected to be a team-based player-vs-player title that pits three teams of eight against each other in a fresh spin on the genre popularised by Fortnite and Warzone.
Here’s everything we know about My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble.
Right now there is no known release date for My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, but it has been confirmed that the game will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Considering the game has already hosted a testing beta, however, it’s expected that the anime-themed battle royale will be aiming for a 2022 release date. This could give the developers time to pivot things from the beta, before dropping the full title.
Bandai Namco has revealed that twelve characters from the My Hero Academia series will be included in the game’s launch roster, these include Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Shoto Todoroki, Ochaco Uraraka, and All Might.
The roster will be divided into 5 archetypes (classes) that will affect each hero’s playstyle and role within matches. The archetypes are Strike, Assault, Rapid, Technical, and Support.
The full MHA: Ultra Rumble launch roster is as follows:
- Izuku Midoriya
- Katsuki Bakugo
- Shoto Todoroki
- Tsuyu Asui
- Ochaco Uraraka
- All Might
- Mt Lady
- Tomura Shigaraki
- Himiko Toga
- Mr Compress
A couple of trailers have been released for My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble so far. On July 2, 2022, Bandai Namco uploaded an announcement trailer, which highlighted gameplay footage and the English voice cast.
Prior to this, a Japanese gameplay trailer was shared back in January. You can check out both trailers below:
Japanese gameplay trailer
My Hero Academia’s first foray into the battle royale genre will bring a few twists and turns to the tried-and-true battle royal formula.
In the anime’s take on the genre, three teams of eight will be dropped into an area, with selected characters each determining the abilities — or “Quirks” that can be used on the battlefield. Players will go up against one another in combat with one team claiming victory.
Collectible cards that can provide power-ups will be available around the map, and there will also be endangered civilians scattered around the field; some teams will have to rescue them as secondary objectives, while others will have to stop them.
During the recent Anime Expo convention, Bandai Namco confirmed that MHA: Ultra Rumble will receive a Western release, and also announced a closed beta that will take place on PlayStation 4. The dates and times for the beta test are listed below:
- August 18, 2022: 4:00am – 12:pm CEST.
- August 19, 2022 – August 22, 2022: 4:00am – 8:00am CEST.
Pre-registration is now open via the game’s official website.
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