"Give Me All Your Money Punk!" Says 3DS RPG Hero Bank

By Eugene . December 11, 2013 . 4:30pm

I mean, if we didn’t, they’d punch our lights out! With a robot oba-san(aunt)! And we couldn’t even really fight back because we were, uhm… broke. See, Sega’s upcoming money-wins-all action-RPG, Hero Bank, needs you to have twenty dollahs in your pocket to even be able to attack or block. In this latest video, we get an overview of how battle’s going to be like for the Nintendo 3DS brawler featuring Kaito Gosho, a poor sod young kid who’s saddled with a one billion yen debt to pay off.



To be able to ever dream of making enough cash, he enters himself into the Hero Bank, a virtual world where money is king and robots spit out cash when you punch them up in fights to the finish. Literally. Like we said the last time we heard about it, you gotta spend money to make money it seems in this world.


While Hero Bank’s been delayed to 2014 (It was supposed to be out by Christmas) the video does show off that cash-spitting action when players trigger a special attack—paid for with your own earnings. Even blocking will require some cash! If you’re running low on funds mid-match or want to unleash a mega counter punch you’ll just have to be willing to take whatever special ability is about to hit you.


Getting change requires you to run around the ring—kinda like a breather moment for both sides—when the ring will periodically fill with cash thrown in either by spectators…  if they’re loving what they see (so don’t take too long fighting) peppered by the competition masters themselves. As you unleash attacks on foes, you’ll also dash cash out of them that you can then scoop up to fuel further attacks.



It appears from the video that touch-screen controls will be how you move and fight in the cornered ring as well, with the ability to stand on one of them to exhort the crowd. At certain points, you’ll also be able to transform into different heroes, including a salaryman robot and a middle-aged aunty robot. Once the enemy’s hit points are depleted, you can pin them for the winning fall and then take your earnings.


Hero Bank is out to get your bank account March 20th 2014 for the Nintendo 3DS.

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  • Slickyslacker

    Dear god, that “aunty robot”. Nightmare fuel.

    Like Exstetra and Fairy Fencer F, it would be a dream to have it leave Japan, but odds are it isn’t happening,

    • Gael Summers

      Considering all the Neptunia games saw a US release, I wouldn’t be surprised if FFF got released over here too

  • deadMastershiro

    This sounds like the game version of c-control the money And soul of possibility. I hope this game inspires somebody to make a game from that anime.

    • Lumi

      Yeah, and specials should be named after economic terms!

    • Jettythesunfish

      Yeah I was thinking the same thing…

    • Kaetsu

      I love that anime to death sadly it didn’t have many episodes and not many people saw it. This game does remind me of it but I would like to see an actual C-Control game.

  • Spirit Macardi

    “Hero Bank needs you to have twenty dollahs…”

    Must… Resist… Slender Man reference…

  • brian

    Just checking to make sure but it uses in game money to attack and block?

  • Wonder if this is gonna be any good?

  • Chido55

    Inflation Uppercut!!

  • Kaetsu

    Maybe this could be the first Sega game Atlus gets to localize?

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