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One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Brawls Its Way West Next February

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will be releasing on February 28, 2020 for the west.

Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will be releasing next February for both PC and consoles. The title will hit Japan on February 27 while America and Europe will receive it on February 28.

In a new trailer for the title, players can see that characters Metal Knight, Stinger, and Melzargard will be playable. To allow Saitama to compete without utterly destroying everyone, a new "Dream Version" of the character will be selectable. He'll wear pajamas and, presumably, have to fight like an average joe.

The trailer also confirms that A Hero Nobody Knows will be receiving a full English dub. Many had assumed from past trailers that the game would only have a subtitled option. A lot of anime games like this tend to forgo dubbing as the core audience tends to not use it. While it makes sense for some titles (Yakuza in English would be a little odd), others get a big shot at success by allowing viewers the choice to swap between options.

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Players that pre-order the game will receive a bonus DLC pack. This will include early access to Saitama's pajama outfit, the "Jersey" and "Black Suit" costumes for Saitama, and some avatar parts (possibly for a character creator). In Japan, a deluxe edition will be available for 10,760 yen. No such similar package has been announced for the west.

An adaptation of the popular anime series of the same name, One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows draws inspiration from competitive fighting games. It will take the form of a 3v3 fighter and pit players against each other with cast members from the anime. How many characters the game will feature hasn't been announced yet.

The anime blew up in popularity a few years back for its satirical approach to anime tropes. As anyone with familiarity in action anime will tell you, most battles are bombastic affairs that take far too long to get to the point. In One Punch Man, the main character literally defeats everyone in a single hit. It approaches and critiques how bloated anime can get while having fun with its wild premise. It's absolutely worth a watch, especially if you fancy nice animation.

Source: YouTube

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