Sega’s Nintendo 3DS RPG Hero Must Fight To Pay His Debt Of 1 Billion Yen

By Sato . July 4, 2013 . 12:30pm

We knew that Sega’s upcoming 3DS “battle-life RPG,” Hero Bank, is about a young boy who will be participating in fights to earn loads of money, but the game’s latest trailer reveals that he is actually in debt and owes a great sum of one billion yen for some unknown reason. In order to pay it off, he’ll have to participate in a cyber sport called Hero Battle.



According to Sega, the problem Kaito Gosho is facing is something that can happen to just about anyone—which is being in debt of one billion yen. The trailer shows Kaito briefly concerned about how he’ll pay off such an absurd amount of money, and it doesn’t take long for him to confidently shout out that he’ll take on the Hero Bank.



The Hero Battles takes place in a virtual arena, where you’ll be wearing hero gear to participate in virtual fights for money. In order to earn more fight money in these battles, you’ll have to perform intense actions to get the crowd going wild, which will also increase your total money earned.


You’ll have access to various heroes who will be the actual characters fighting the battles while Kaito controls them using his Hero Gear. By investing in and enhancing the heroes, they’ll give you a better chance of winning the battles using their unique abilities and attributes. There are plenty of heroes to collect, giving you the option to enter the virtual arena with different fight styles according to each enemy you face.


Hero Bank is slated for release on December 19th for Nintendo 3DS in Japan.

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  • So… a child in a massive debt trying to repay it through prizefighting? And contracting other prizefighters for profit too?

    That’s… certainly not an idea that strikes me as “kid-oriented”. If anything, that’s the sort of system I expect to see in, say, Yakuza. But including cartoon superheores make it okay, I guess. XD

    Hero designs are pretty creative though; like a mix between Super Sentai monsters and mundane objects/concepts.

  • MrTyrant

    Well, why is Crow’s brother doing here?

  • I wonder what he actually did to get into such a huge amount of debt.

  • The Misadventure of Tron Bonne had a similar story behind the actions… :D
    The art looks pretty meh, but hopefully it’ll see an english release.

    • GameTaco

      You owe interest on your interest!

  • abysswalker

    The setting reminded me of Ayasaki Hayate and his huge debt

  • XypherCode

    Looks kinda like a Namco Bandai or a Level-5 game to me. I think it’s the first time I saw a Sega game like this one.

  • Muffum

    The debt idea is disappointing to me; I’d rather the main character just be a greedy bastard for its own sake. Other than that, the game still looks delightfully ridiculous.

  • Danwen Huang

    I thought Sega was making ‘Hayate the Combat Butler RPG’. Still is been awhile since a full Sega IP and this looks barmy which is always a good sign.

  • Eddie

    Maybe he can help me pay my student loans as well lol

  • mirumu

    Sounds like the plot of Kaiji, but with prizefighting instead of gambling.

    • We can expect “ZAWA ZAWA” during the fights then.

  • Byas

    It looks really fun. I hope it makes to the west.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’d certainly buy this if we got it.

  • Farid Belkacemi

    Sounds really neat… And funny ! :D Now SEGA, about that localization thing…

  • Göran Isacson

    Wow, have to admit that the concept seems a lliiiittle heady for a game aimed at kids. Then again he did just make a “Yen”-hero pose, so there is a chance, just a chance, that this game will not be a completely realistic depiction of debt and payment plans.

  • Freud_Hater

    Sounds like a mix between Recette from Recettear and Ludgar from Tales of Xillia 2… but hey, still decently original, I guess.

  • Tonton Ramos

    Looks like there’s a new rival against Capcom’s Gaist Crusher.

  • Elem187

    I usually play video games to escape reality, not to live it….. with the intentional recession/depression put on by our government, we are already experiencing being in debt (not me personally, but many Americans)
    Pass… I’ll take a sequel to Fire Emblem: Awakening though.

    • Well, to be fair, the concept seems to be presented with high amounts of camp that it should be distant enough from reality.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Added to the import-list.

  • I liked the idea the creators had, about being in a debt and playing in a virtual sport sounds interesting, reminds me of Custom Robo, but the video doesn’t looks that great to be honest.

  • chroma816

    Tiger and Bunny + Custom Robo = this.

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