Bandai Namco are looking to strengthen their grip on the anime world, as a new teaser site looks to be hinting at a new My Hero Academia game. At the moment, the teaser site simply shows an animation of an egg in a microwave, and then a countdown to December 4th.
Now before you ask, there is a link between this seemingly random animation and the new top dog of shonen anime. First off, My Hero Academia protagonist Izuku Midoriya uses the image of an egg not exploding in a microwave to regulate the power of his Quirk, One for All. If that’s not enough, the page URL is “mhaoj” which more than likely stands for My Hero Academia, and then a two word subtitle starting with the letters O and J.
The next question you’ll no doubt ask is how does this link to fighting games? Well, one of the only My Hero Academia games on the market is a 3DS title called My Hero Academia: Battle for All, which is a 3D beat ’em up/arena fighter in the style of the Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm games. Battle for All was a Japan-only title and seeing as My Hero Academia has become very popular in the West, it stands to reason that Bandai Namco could be porting or upgrading this fighter for Western audiences.
When you also factor in the massive hype around Dragon Ball FighterZ, bringing out another fighting game based around another immensely popular anime is a license to print money. In any case, expect an official reveal for this My Hero Academia game on December 4th — with the possibility of it being shown off in full at Jump Festa two weeks later.