Lastly, there’s a sidekick system that’s activated by the left and right triggers. These other characters are picked during the character select, and they rush in to provide openings to set up longer combos.
The action is fast-paced and easy to pick up. For fans, it’ll be a treat to control Midoriya, All Might and a collection of what looks like 20 characters. (That’s my best guess.) The stages I played were midsized and varied with destructible obstacles such as columns. Players can also get fairly high in the air with the aid of an air dash.
From what I played, it’s shaping up to be a decent fighting game entry. The characters each have their own characteristics. Stain’s attacks are fairly slow but pack a punch while Midoriya is quick and powerful.
The only qualm I have is that the anime and manga series have advanced far along enough that some of the character design and moves feel dated. It would have been better to see Midoriya with a move set more in line with the third season of the anime.
“My Hero One’s Justice” is scheduled to come out Oct. 26 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.