One Punch Man Is Getting Its First Ever Video Game For PC And Consoles

Posted: Jun 26 2019, 4:33am CDT | by , Updated: Jun 26 2019, 4:37am CDT , in Technology News

 

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One Punch Man is getting its first ever video game for PC and consoles
Photo credit: Bandai Namco's Twitter page

The game will feature 3 vs 3 battles, where players can choose to play Saitama or other characters like Genos, Hellish Blizzard, Speed-o’-Sound Sonic and Mumen Rider.

Japanese game developer Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. officially announced that it will be creating the first ever video game inspired by Japanese manga series One Punch Man.

Bandai Namco’s U.S. arm said in a press release that its upcoming title, called “One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows,” will be rolling out in the Americas for the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and PC.

The manga series, where the game will be largely based, takes place in a planet that is inhabited by monsters that wreak havoc. A Hero Association was created to stop the creatures. Heroes within the association are classified from class-C to class-S, and the story’s protagonist, Saitama, falls among unranked heroes in the City-Z. In his attempt to become a hero of his own, Saitama trained and trained and was eventually able to defeat opponents with a single punch, hence the title of the series, “One Punch Man.”

Since releasing its first chapter as a web manga in 2009, the One Punch Man series has gained popularity not only in Japan, but in overseas markets as well. It has so far released 111 chapters.

After gaining traction from fans in Japan and abroad, One Punch Man had its own anime series in 2015. The first season ran from October to December 2015, with the second season rolling out just recently in April.

Bandai Namco said One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will feature 3 vs 3 battles, where players can ally with other players to form teams, playing their favorite characters. They can choose to play Saitama himself, as well as other fan-favorite characters such as Genos, Hellish Blizzard, Speed-o’-Sound Sonic and Mumen Rider.

“One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is the perfect game for One Punch Man fans and those who are ready to jump into the One-Punch universe,” Bandai Namco America’s Associate Brand Manager Abelina Villegas said in a statement.

The announcement comes as Bandai Namco prepares to launch Elden Ring, its new video game that it is currently being developed by Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, in partnership with George R.R. Martin, author of “A Song of Fire and Ice,” the book that inspired the Game of Thrones franchise.

Watch the full trailer of One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows below:

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