One-Punch Man is coming to mobile in an officially licensed game.
When you think of superheroes, you usually think of the big names like Superman, Batman, or Spider-Man. But there’s another man that can defeat all of them one punch, and his name is, appropriately, One-Punch Man.
The first season was released on Netflix in 2017 and brought what was initially a cult classic into the mainstream. It got so big that a second season was announced with an initial release in Japan in April 2019, with the final episode to air tomorrow, June 25th. People can watch the episodes as they air in Crunchyroll, but we’ll have to wait sometime for the season to reach Netflix once again.
If you don’t have Crunchyroll but can’t wait another year for your Saitama fix, then there’s a new mobile game that might just satisfy. It’s called One-Punch Man: Road to Hero, and it follows Saitama, Genos, and all the other superheroes of the Hero Association as they save the world from ultimate evil.
Judging by the officially released screens, it looks like this game is mostly going to follow the story arc of the first season. Expect to see Deep Sea King, Boros, and various monsters from the House of Evolution, although this time expect them to put up a bit more fight than they did against Saitama, who in typical fashion, defeated all of them in just one punch.
Other than that, there’s not a whole lot of info on this game. We know it will be released sometime after the end of the second season, it will be for iOS and Android and will feature 50 characters from the anime. It’ll be a turn-based mobile card RPG with “insane combos” and arena combat, and it will have a PvP element. How all that will shake out is anybody’s guess.
We do know that the original voice actors from the show will provide lines for the game, so there’s definitely going to be a note of authenticity here. You can also sign up for pre-registration for the open beta here.