Crunchyroll Games And Perfect World Announce ONE-PUNCH MAN: WORLD Release Date

Crunchyroll's new videogame "One Punch Man: World" is coming very soon.

Crunchyroll has announced the release date for its new One Punch Man game.

One Punch Man: World will be released in North America and Latin America on 31st January 2024 and in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on 1st February 2024. Despite how that sounds, time zones mean this is essentially a simultaneous drop.

What is One Punch Man: World?

Crunchyroll Games has partnered with Perfect World (the developer of Tower of Fantasy and Persona 5: The Phantom X) to create the highly anticipated 3D action game One Punch Man: World.

Following a Closed Beta Test period, the game is now available for pre-register for Windows PC on the Official Website, as well as for mobile devices on the App Store and Google Play, in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as in Latin America and the Nordic countries. Support for the game will be available across the territories in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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Based on the massive anime hit, One Punch Man: World showcases a rich adaptation of the One-Punch Man anime’s first season that will be a fun way for fans to explore the world as well as acting as a potential jumping-on point for new fans.

Which Characters Are Involved?

Of course, Saitama reprises his role as the main protagonist of the game. The manga follows Saitama’s story as a hero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch. While his overwhelming strength might seem like a dream come true, Saitama struggles with the lack of challenge and excitement in his battles.

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However, fans will be excited to know that a whole range of even more iconic characters are available as Playable Characters. Heroes and villains such as Genos, Mumen Rider, and Silverfang, among others, each feature uniquely powerful abilities to be used in electrifying combat. The new game also incorporates fun multiplayer and cross-platform action which allows gamers to team up with other players to take down foes in combat.

What is One Punch Man about?

One Punch Man is a superhero anime and manga series that originated as a webcomic created by the artist who goes by the pseudonym ONE.

The webcomic gained popularity, leading to the creation of a more polished manga illustrated by Yusuke Murata and has subsequently been adapted into an anime series.

The story is set in a world where various monsters and villains threaten the peace, and heroes emerge to protect humanity. The Hero Association ranks heroes based on their abilities and contributions to society.

One Punch Man is known for its satirical take on the superhero genre. It explores themes of power, purpose, and the consequences of overwhelming strength. The series often parodies traditional superhero tropes and tackles the existential crisis faced by a hero who has become too powerful.

The anime adaptation has also been well-received for its animation quality and faithful adaptation of the source material, so the game has a lot to live up to.

What is Crunchyroll Games?

Crunchyroll Games is a division of Crunchyroll, the popular streaming service for anime and manga. Crunchyroll Games focuses on developing and publishing mobile games based on popular anime and manga franchises. The games are often designed to appeal to fans of these franchises, offering immersive experiences within the worlds of their favourite anime and manga series.

Some of the notable games published by Crunchyroll Games include Grand Summoners, Bungo Stray Dogs: Tales of the Lost, and RWBY: Crystal Match. These games typically feature characters, storylines, and elements from well-known anime and manga series.

Crunchyroll Games collaborates with various anime and manga studios to bring their content to the mobile gaming market. The goal is to provide fans with interactive and engaging experiences that extend the enjoyment of their favorite anime and manga properties.

How do you feel about the launch of One Punch Man: World? Do you enjoy franchise tie-in games, or would you rather give them a miss? Let us know either in the comments below or on our social media.



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