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'My Hero Academia' Battle Royale Announced

Previous "My Hero Academia" games have failed to make much of a mark.
Previous "My Hero Academia" games have failed to make much of a mark. / Photo courtesy of Bandai Namco

Massive anime success "My Hero Academia" is being turned into a free-to-play battle royale game, Bandai Namco announced this week.

My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble will be released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC, offering up to 24-player battles, according to Bandai Namco's announcement in the latest Weekly Jump magazine (H/T Gematsu). No release date has yet been announced.

In "My Hero Academia," huge parts of the population are born with superpowers called Quirks. These range from standard abilities like super strength to more offbeat fare — one character can generate non-living matter from her skin. Those with the most impressive superpowers go to school to become superheroes.

Previous attempts to adapt the series into video game form have been met with mixed success. My Hero One's Justice, a 3D fighter developed by Byking and published by Bandai Namco in 2018 has a 68 on OpenCritic. The sequel, released in 2020, has a 69.

Ultra Rumble will hope to reverse that trend, starting with closed beta tests scheduled for an unspecified time in the future.