The latest in terrible anime tie-ins is My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, a free-to-play PlayStation 4 battle royale from Bandai Namco. This ain’t the 100-player spectacle you may be expecting, however: just 24-players will duke it out in an ugly arena, where you’ll be able to use each hero’s ‘Quirk’ in combat. To be fair, this does sound like it’ll lead to some interesting tactical gameplay decisions.
For example, you’ll be able to find Skill Cards littered around the stage, enabling you to further specialise your character’s Quirk as your team requires. You’ll be working in squads of three, so you’ll need to carefully coordinate with your pals to ensure you all fulfil different roles on the battlefield. You can check out some gameplay footage as part of the trailer embedded above.
A closed beta test is scheduled between 2nd February and 6th February in Japan, with 12 playable characters included: Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, Ochaco Uraraka, Shoto Todoroki, Tsuyu Asui, Cementoss, All Might, Mt. Lady, Tomura Shigaraki, Dabi, Himiko Toga, and Mr. Compress. Presumably a full release will follow, although there’s no word on when at the time of writing.