One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Pre-Orders Now Open

Time to get a copy.
Time to get a copy. Bandai NAMCO

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is now accepting pre-orders. The game is based mainly on the first season of the anime of the same name. The game officially arrives to the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on February 28.

For those not familiar, One Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, a hero who who can destroy enemies with one punch. This has resulted in him being bored by the apparent lack of challenge and continues to find and opponent he deems worthy. The game has players form a team of three to fight against another team of three. Players can fight against other players or teams controlled by AI.

The game was first announced back in June of last year, and back then the developers confirmed the appearance of Saitama, Genos, Fubuki, Mumen Rider, and Sonic in the game. By November, A Hero Nobody Knows announced a closed beta for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Closed Beta gave some players a taste of what A Hero Nobody Knows is going to be like.

As of today, a total of 20 characters have been confirmed to be part of the roster. They are:

  • Heroes
    • Saitama
    • Genos
    • Terrible Tornado
    • Silver Fang
    • Atomic Samurai
    • Hellish Blizzard
    • Mumen Rider
    • Metal Bat
    • Tank-top Master
    • Tank-top Black Hole
    • Tank-top Tiger
    • Metal Knight
    • Stinger
  • Villains
    • Speed-O'-Sound Sonic
    • Deep Sea King
    • Carnage Kabuto
    • Mosquito Girl
    • Vaccine Man
    • Melzargard

Now, if you've been counting, that's actually only 19. The last character is Dream Saitama. This is an alternate version of the hero Saitama, but one that doesn't have immunity to attacks.

One Punch Man, the anime version, is actually based on a webcomic that started in early 2009. The webcomic went viral, and eventually had a manga adaptation, and then later on an anime adaptation made. The English release has since received a nomination for an Eisner Award in 2015 and a Harvey Award in 2016.

So far the anime has had two seasons with each offering 12 episodes. There have also been a number of original video animations along with some specials for the second season.

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