Anime streaming platform Crunchyroll is launching a new venture with One Punch Man: World, a unique online multiplayer action game tailored for Android, iOS, and PC. This free-to-play game allows players and their friends to become part of the Hero Association and confront an ever-growing horde of villains through various missions and raids. Players have the opportunity to unlock and utilize characters from the first season of the TV series, such as Saitama’s reliable sidekick Genos, Mumen Rider, and Puri-Puri Prisoner. The game also enables players to experience significant moments from the series once again.
In contrast to Bandai Namco’s A Hero Nobody Knows, which was a fighting game, One Punch Man: World is more akin to a Devil May Cry-style action game featuring combos, dodging, and ultimate attacks. Most of your gameplay will involve leveling up, including engaging in side missions and mini-games throughout Z-City.
The release of One Punch Man: World is slated for later this year, with pre-registration for the PC version now available. Crunchyroll is developing the game in collaboration with Perfect World, the developer behind Persona 5: The Phantom X and Tower of Fantasy.
While it’s still early to judge the game’s functionality, especially its in-app purchases, the developers face a similar challenge to Bandai Namco’s: how to achieve game balance when the primary character, Saitama, is capable of defeating anyone with a single punch. It appears the solution may involve restricting his power (as suggested by a video on the official website showing Saitama using multiple punches to down an opponent), but the real extent of his power might only be fully understood once the game is released.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about One Punch Man: World Game
What is One Punch Man: World?
One Punch Man: World is a new online multiplayer action game, developed by Crunchyroll in collaboration with Perfect World. It is based on the popular anime series One Punch Man and it’s set to be released on Android, iOS, and PC platforms.
Who can you play as in One Punch Man: World?
In One Punch Man: World, players can unlock and play as characters from the first season of the TV series, including Saitama’s reliable sidekick Genos, Mumen Rider, and Puri-Puri Prisoner.
What kind of gameplay does One Punch Man: World offer?
One Punch Man: World offers a Devil May Cry-style action gameplay with elements such as combos, dodges, and ultimate attacks. The game includes missions, raids, and mini-games set in Z-City, and players will spend a significant portion of their time leveling up their characters.
When will One Punch Man: World be released?
One Punch Man: World is set to arrive later this year. Pre-registration for the PC version of the game is currently open.
How does One Punch Man: World balance the power of Saitama?
While it’s still early to provide a definitive answer, developers seem to have restricted Saitama’s one-punch ability to some extent. As shown in a video on the official site, Saitama uses multiple punches to defeat an enemy. More clarity on his power balance will be available once the game is released.