My Hero Ultra Rumble – release window seems set for later this year

My Hero Ultra Rumble – release window seems set for later this year
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

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A release window has seemingly been set for free-to-play battle royale brawler My Hero Ultra Rumble, according to a Japanese manga publication Weekly Jump.

As spotted by Gematsu, the game, set in the universe of the tremendously popular anime My Hero Academia, will arrive in the Fall of 2023. According to the article, the full release will include some brand new features and elements that weren’t seen during the game’s recent open beta, which took place back at the end of May.

Here’s what we know about My Hero Ultra Rumble so far.

My Hero Ultra Rumble – gameplay details and more

My Hero Ultra Rumble will see 24 players thrown into an arena in squads of 3. They’ll get to choose whether they play as Heroes or Villains on these maps, which will also include AI civilians. As their selected characters from the anime, players will be able to save or intimidate these civilians to add to their score. All the while, they’ll battle to be the last squad standing.

Some of the characters confirmed for the game include Izuku Midoriya, Katsuki Bakugo, All Might, Himiko Toga, Dabi, Tenya Lida, Denki Kaminari, Itsuka Kendo and plenty more. Each character has a range of skills and abilities at their disposal, but also their own weaknesses, so you’ll have to strategise as a squad to ensure you survive to the end. Players also have to take note of their Plus Ultra gauge, allowing them to perform a tide-shifting Plus Ultra/Plus Chaos move (depending if they’re a hero or villain) when the bar gets full.

You can check out a trailer for the game for yourself down below.

My Hero Ultra Rumble – release window and what we know

At the time of writing, Bandai Namco hasn’t set a firm release date for My Hero Ultra Rumble. However, according to a recent article in Japanese publication Weekly Jump, the game is set to launch in Fall 2023.

When it does arrive, it’ll launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC. It’ll also be backwards compatible with Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5.

The game’s had two rounds of closed testing so far on the PlayStation 4, with the first taking place back in June of 2022, and the second over the weekend of August 20 / 21. This was then followed by an open beta which took place on both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in Summer of 2023.

We’ll update this page when an official date is declared for My Hero Ultra Rumble.