One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows – Beta & All The News
Back in June, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced “One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows” – a 3vs3 fighting game from their long time partners, Spike Chunsoft. The famed studio, developers of many Dragon Ball Z titles, and more recently, Jump Force and One Piece Burning Blood, will be tasked with bringing the “hero for fun” Saitama to home consoles in 2020. In this announcement trailer below, we see our Heroes Saitama, Genos & Mumen Rider face off against villains such as Blizzard from Hell & Speed-o’-Sound Sonic.
We were then treated to our first full gameplay trailers, the first showing off more new playable characters such as Vaccine Man, Mosquito Girl, Deep Sea King and Carnage Kabuto.
In addition to announcing more new playable characters (all S-Class ranked), the second trailer focused on “Free Battle Mode” in which the player has to defeat each opponent using the right character, at the right time. In order to address Saitama’s immense strength, the trailer also showcases the “Hero Arrival System“. In order to play as Saitama, players will need to meet certain criteria throughout the battle.
Start by choosing 2 fighters, then Saitama’s team will have to survive with the numerical disadvantage, until he arrives – combos or even perfect guards will remove crucial seconds from the timer, then, when our hero arrives, one punch should be enough to save the situation!
- Terrible Tornado (ranked 2nd)
- Silverfang (ranked 3rd)
- Atomic Samurai (ranked 4th)
Now, to more recent and exciting news, Bandai Namco confirmed that One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will be getting a closed beta. In order to apply for a code, you will need to sign-up for an account on their site (if you haven’t already) as only EP!C club members will be eligible – don’t worry, all memberships are totally free. The beta will take place over 4 nights – the 1st to the 4th November, against the AI ,or other players online via the lobby. Codes can be claimed from the 30th October, but will be limited in quantity, so be quick! the schedule for the sessions are as below:
- Session 1 – Friday, November 1st from 10:00 to 12:00 BST
- Session 2 – Saturday, November 2nd from 06:00 to 08:00 BST
- Session 3 – Saturday, November 2nd from 21:00 to 23:00 BST
- Session 4 – Sunday, November 3rd from 21:00 to 23:00 BST
In addition, it has been confirmed players will have the opportunity the create their own hero! yes, that’s right; you can have your very own avatar. Get ready to train constantly, and complete various missions as you work your way up through the ranks of the Hero Association. During battle, be prepared for unforeseen events such as Asteroids and interference from super villains.
All of these features can be seen in the latest trailer (below), which contains music from the main theme song for the game, “Freaking out!” by JAM Project. JAM Project was formed in 2000 by a group of talented singers who made their name in the Anime Song Industry. They created the main theme song for both season one and two of the One Punch Man anime and individually worked on some of the most successful anime brands.
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will release in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.