My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble, a new free-to-play battle royale game from Bandai Namco, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. Bandai Namco announced the game in the newest issue of Weekly Jump magazine, and while no release date was given, the magazine did tease that players will be able to “team up to win a 24-player rumble in multiplayer action!” as reported by Gematsu.
My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble will have a closed beta test before releasing for a chosen few to try out the game and some of its features. All details about the closed beta, including how to sign up, will be posted on the game’s official website whenever they become available.
My Hero Academia is no stranger to the realm of video games, with the brand and its characters have appeared in many incarnations throughout the years, beginning with My Hero Academia: Battle for All for the Nintendo 3DS in 2016.
Since the anime adaptation of My Hero Academia first aired in 2016, the series has grown in popularity to the point where it has inspired many video game adaptations. The My Hero One’s Justice series, a pair of solid combat games incorporating dozens of characters from the show, is the most straightforward of the group.
My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero, a team-building action RPG that allows players to recruit their favorite characters to fight against the series’ villains, is the other new release. Finally, several of the characters from My Hero Academia have appeared in the soon-to-be-defunct Jump Force, demonstrating the series’ ongoing popularity.
My Hero Academia Ultra Rumble does not yet have a release date, but it will be available through Steam on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Ultra Rumble appears to be a more intimate affair than battle royales like Call of Duty: Warzone and PUBG, with support for up to 24 people in a single encounter. In the future, Bandai Namco wants to have a closed beta for the game.