A new My Hero Academia game is coming next year, and it looks to keep the story going up through the newest season of the anime series. My Hero One's Justice 2 is the follow-up to last year's arena brawler, and will follow the story of Izuku Midoriya and his super-powered classmates at UA High through the newest season of the show.
Though not many details have been released about My Hero One's Justice 2, besides it being another three-on-three arena fighting game and arriving sometime next year, a trailer and a few screenshots give us hints at what's to come. In both you can see Overhaul, the main villain of the upcoming arc of the My Hero Academia anime series, indicating this new game will detail the anime's storyline.
The first My Hero One's Justice did something similar, following the conflict between All Might and One For All. My Hero Academia's fourth season will start airing on Oct. 12, with a simulcast for English audiences on Crunchyroll and Funimation.
If you're unfamiliar with My Hero Academia, well, it's one of the best anime airing right now, bar-none. The series follows Izuku Midoriya, a once-powerless boy in a world where most of the population has evolved to gain superpowers. Through a confluence of events, Midoriya ends up getting a "Quirk" and attending UA High, one of the most prestigious academies for would-be heroes; but a growing shadow behind the scenes wants to take down the society of heroes, including its paragon and Midoriya's mentor, All Might.
It's essentially the film Sky High as an anime, and it rules. The first My Hero One's Justice was a suitable arena brawler in the vein of the Naruto Ninja Storm games, but it excelled in showing how all the different hero and villain powers could be used in combat, as well as a bevy of "what if" side-stories. Because this is following the new arc, manga readers can probably already guess that characters like Mirio could make an appearance alongside Midoriya and other mainstays. Either way, we're interested in seeing where this series can go next.
My Hero One's Justice 2 will land on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020.