New Open World Action RPG has Dozens of Playable Characters and
Multiple Single- and Multi-Player Game Modes
Fans Can Sign Up for the New App Starting Today!
Culver City, California (April 22, 2021) – Funimation has always been the premiere home for the heroes of My Hero Academia. But now, the superpowered Midoriya and his heroes-in-training classmates are on the move in a new mobile game from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Games and Funimation.
Based on the wildly popular anime series My Hero Academia on Funimation, My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero allows fans to play their favorite characters from Class 1-A, including Midoriya, Bakugo, and Todoroki, pro heroes like All Might and Endeavor, and even villains like Stain. Players will be able to build their own team roster in story mode and take on classic villains like Shigaraki and Nomu. My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero will also challenge other players in PVP or take on the Allied Assault in co-op mode. New content will be released every month, adding more of the players’ favorite heroes and villains.
The game, which will be available to players beginning this spring, will be in English and accessible to fans in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia. My Hero Academia: The Strongest Hero is age-rated 12+. The game contains in-app purchases. Gamers can sign up now at MyHeroGame.com.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring fans the first ever My Hero Academia mobile game available outside Asia,” said Paul Joffe, VP of Games at Sony Pictures Television Games. “The game is beautiful, immersive and filled with action and heroes.”
“Fresh from the launch of the new season of My Hero Academia, Funimation is committed to delighting fans on more platforms and in more ways than ever, and The Strongest Hero allows them to enjoy the franchise‘s characters, content and one another on the go,” said Mitchel Berger, Senior Vice President of Global Commerce for the Funimation Global Group. “Excitement in My Hero Academia is at all all-time high, and it’s the perfect time to bring fans a new mobile gaming experience for the first time ever outside of Asia.”
Fans can sign up now at MyHeroGame.com, The App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
My Hero Academia returned to Funimation last month in multiple territories across the globe. The fifth season of the anime kicked off with the Joint Training Arc, which saw Class 1-A and Class 1-B’s students pitted against each other in a series of team battles that demonstrate just how much each respective class has grown. Season five will bring action-packed stories that viewers won’t want to miss out on, including the iconic series’ 100th episode. My Hero Academia is a Japanese anime series based on the manga series by Kōhei Horikoshi. It tells the story of a young boy, Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a universe where superpowers — or “Quirks” — have become commonplace. Midoriya dreams of being a hero, although he was born without Quirks. Through the help of friends, family, and heroes, Midoriya is admitted into THE prestigious high school for heroes in training. This is where his journey begins. My Hero Academia is produced by Studio Bones and distributed by the My Hero Academia Production Committee.
About Sony Pictures Television Games
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