A handful of Apex Legends leaks suggest that a Thematic Event named "Hero Anime" is on the way, potentially in the near future.
It's been a big past couple of weeks for Apex Legends thus far, with both Season 13: Saviors and Apex Legends Mobile not only launching within days of each other, but also to the tune of the main version breaking its personal all-time highest concurrent player count record on Steam and the portable version making $5 million in its first week.
Now, with Respawn Entertainment seemingly cooking up something special for anime fans, here's a breakdown of the rumored Hero Anime Thematic Event for Apex Legends.
On May 30, prominent Apex Legends content creator KralRindo Tweeted a spreadsheet of what appears to be three datamined collections of event cosmetics coming soon to the popular battle royale.
Aside from a potential "Hero Hunter" Collection Event and a "Hunter Predator" Store Event, plenty of eyes have gravitated directly to the potential Hero Anime Thematic Event, which appears to have at least 20 items planned.
From a Sailor Moon Bangalore skin to a Tokyo Ghoul Bloodhound offering, some seemingly leaked images of the Hero Anime skins have been circulating around the web in recent days thanks to dataminers and can be seen in a recent YouTube video by Apex content creator Thordan Smash.
As shown in the images, the thematic outfits do appear to be more along the lines of references as opposed to direct copies.
Of course, with Thematic Event skins, you can typically spend Crafting Metals to unlock them, as opposed to simply having to buy them with Apex Coins.
Lastly, Thordan Smash speculated that the Hero Anime Thematic Event would likely come out on July 26 at the earliest, considering an ALGS Streetwear Event is heavily rumored to run from July 5 to July 19.
Ultimately, it is certainly exciting to hear details linking Apex Legends to anime cosmetics, especially after seeing the collabs Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone have pulled off in recent months.