Bandai Namco has been instrumental in teaming up with Spike Chunsoft to offer the first fully-fledged One Punch Man title on all major consoles, also known as One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. It's been confirmed that this is going to be a 3v3 fighting game, which likely means that we can expect a healthy amount of multiplayer action and various game modes, all to be enjoyed with Saitama and his crew. So far, the company has confirmed a number of One Punch Man characters from the manga and anime as being part of the initial roster, though we expect further announcements to come.
One Punch Man Characters Confirmed So Far
So far, Bandi Namco has been able to confirm a number of iconic One Punch Man characters for the initial roster of One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. There will undoubtedly be more characters added to this list in the future -- it's a fighting game after all -- so this is by no means a definitive list. We'll keep you on top of the latest changes as soon as we hear more. The list as it stands now includes:
- Mumen Rider
- Deep Sea King
- Carnage Kabuto
- Mosquito Girl
- Speed-o'-Sound Sonic
- Vaccine Man
- Hellish Blizzard
The earlier trailer for A Hero Nobody Knows' release seemed to showcase a larger roster of characters, but there's still a ton of time for Bandai Namco to work some Season 2 darlings in there from the anime. There's not been any positive word on a release date at the moment, which is heartening for those who feel like the confirmed pool of One Punch Man characters is currently much too small to sustain a proper 3v3 fighting game.
If you're wanting to scratch the itch that these One Punch Man characters have inspired, then there's always the option of registering for One Punch Man: Road to Hero which is available in a type of early access mode on the Google Play Store and the Apple Store. This RPG is going to have a very different feel to the fighting game that A Hero Nobody Knows is purported to be, but the fact that the team behind One Punch Man has two games slated for release this year is just testament to the franchise's popularity.