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Crunchyroll Announces One Punch Man: World, a New Multiplayer Action Game

Crunchyroll Announces One Punch Man: World, a New Multiplayer Action Game
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Fans of One Punch Man will soon have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Saitama and his fellow heroes in a brand-new gaming experience. The anime service, Crunchyroll has unveiled One Punch Man: World with a trailer.  It is an online multiplayer action game that will be released on Android, iOS, and PC. The game is going to be free-to-play and it will change its approach quite a bit from the previous One Punch Man game.

In One Punch Man: World, players will be able to create hero associations by joining their friends. The collective of players will take on waves of villains and challenging missions. The game features characters from the show’s first season like Genos, Saitama’s loyal sidekick, Mumen Rider, and the eccentric Puri-Puri Prisoner. Players can relive iconic moments from the series in the game. 

Video by Crunchyroll Collection

Its predecessor, Bandai Namco’s A Hero Nobody Knows, focused on fighting gameplay. One Punch Man: World has changed the action approach. This one resembles Devil May Cry more closely. Players will engage in thrilling combat, executing impressive combos, utilizing dodges, and unleashing powerful ultimate attacks. You’ll have the opportunities to rank up, complete side-missions and participate in mini-games. 

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Pre-registrations for One Punch Man: World have started. Crunchyroll will release the game later this year in partnership with Perfect World, the studio behind titles like Persona 5, The Phantom X and Tower of Fantasy..

If Saitama can defeat any foe with one punch, how can a game based on it be sustained? Well, to address the issue, the makers have bridled Saitama’s power it seems. In a video posted on their official website, Saitama is seen to be throwing multiple punches to defeat an enemy. However, we’ll have to wait till the launch to really understand how the gameplay will work within the context of the One Punch Man story. 

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