This past summer, Bandai Namco Entertainment announced the first One Punch Man video game for consoles, entitled One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. How the game will deal with the near-invincibility and absurdly overpowered main character has been a hot topic of discussion, and while the full scope of the game's use of protagonist Saitama is still unclear, we now know when its release date is at least.
Bandai Namco has announced the One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows release date to be February 28, 2020. The game will launch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and will feature a cast of playable characters pulled straight from the One Punch Man manga and anime.
The One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows release date was announced with an action-packed new trailer that gives fans one of their best looks at the game so far. It shows some of the storyline developments that players will experience in the game, as well as gameplay of characters like King, Metal Knight, Stinger, Melzargard, and Dream Version Saitama.
Dream Version Saitama is one way that Bandai Namco has figured out how to include One Punch Man's main character as a playable fighter. For the uninitiated, Dream Version Saitama is essentially nerfed version of the character who fights wearing pajamas. This will allow players to enjoy Saitama's moveset and fight the rest of the One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows roster without defeating all of their opponents in a single punch.
Outside of Dream Version Saitama, it's not entirely clear how Saitama will be incorporated into One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. From what we can tell based on previously released gameplay footage, Saitama will be a support character who is called in to fights once certain conditions are met. Saitama will presumably have an expanded role in the likely story mode, though that remains to be seen.
With One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows launching in February, Bandai Namco has an impressive slate for early 2020. January will see the launch of the highly-anticipated Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, so there should be no shortage of high quality anime games for fans to play next year. Hopefully One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is a successful debut for Saitama and the gang on consoles.
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows launches on February 28, 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.