My Hero One's Justice 2 will launch on March 13, 2020 on Xbox One, PS4, and Steam, Bandai Namco has announced today. The game is said to "revamp" the story mode from its 2018 predecessor and will pick up precisely where that game left off. That means it follows the story of the hit anime beginning from season four.
The publisher revealed more playable characters will be coming to the game, with the first of those being announced today. Players will have the opportunity to play as Sir Nighteye for the first time in the series. Anime fans will know him as the former sidekick to All Might and the current leader of the Nighteye Agency. He offers a unique ability, or Quirk as they're called, in Foresight. This allows him to see his opponents' attacks before they occur.
A new feature called Side Kick Plus Ultra also comes to the game next spring, which allows sidekicks to execute Plus Ultra moves for the first time in the series. The studio hopes this will make players more carefully consider the teams they create before they enter battle, as some characters' Plus Ultra moves will be more complementary than others depending on your leaders.
Like its predecessor, My Hero One's Justice 2 will release on all major platforms at launch, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC. You will again be able to choose from a large cast of characters and play through the story as either a hero or a villain.
My Hero One's Justice and its forthcoming sequel are adaptations of My Hero Academia, the popular anime which began in 2014 and continues to this day. The first game in the series, My Hero One's Justice, launched in the fall of 2018 to middling reviews. It has an OpenCritic average of 68 from nearly 70 reviewers.