Hero Bank’s Kaito Will Give You A Run For Your Money

By Eugene . December 29, 2013 . 2:00pm


I suspect the fact that it’s fast approaching dead winter means everyone is looking for something to warm them up. Even in the feast-or-famine world of Sega’s Hero Bank, where money does all the talking, fighting, punching and special moves. Kaito Gosho needs to ensure he keeps his spirits up, since the kid’s got a one billion yen debt to pay off that practically forces him to enroll in the ranks of the virtual wrestling world of Hero Bank.



He’s got something special up his sleeve, however. Shortly into the game, he’ll meet up with a mysterious… monk? Wait, do monks look like that?! Well, a mysterious stranger called Sennen who’s willing to teach Kaito the ability to unlock a special mode within himself called… “Enter The Gold”. By embracing the money, Kaito’s speed goes up to incredible amounts, allowing him to quickly scoop up all the cash lying around the ring or land much faster blows on foes.



This isn’t without its tradeoffs of course. His skills while within “Enter the Gold” mode will hit for much less, but also cost less and are automatically sped up already. Kaito’s regular suit is on the left and Enter the Gold is on the right.



If his sped up moves still aren’t fast enough for you, entering the mode allows Kaito to buff himself with God Speed, a skill—which of course, costs $$$$$—that imbues him with a haste effect.



Now, no one said we can’t have some comic relief while doing all this. Mega Crash Fumes is a skill that’s only usable while Kaito’s in “Enter the Gold”, and is one of the ultimate skills players can use to try and finish off foes by looking as if you’re ready to submit. Kaito smashes his head into the ground, as if apologizing or giving up, only for his forehead bangs to crash out of the ground in a surprise attack that’ll pierce any oba-san’s auntified heart.


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


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  • Jettythesunfish

    Hoping this gets localized.

  • TrueDefault

    This game intrigues me, if only 3DS was region free.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      And then nothing gets localized ._.

  • “We’ve got to have, moneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey.”

    Do we know the develooper? Can’t imagine this being in-house, what other RPG team does Sega have besides Overworks/Sega WOW and this wouldn’t be by them.

  • Hinataharem

    Looks like Japanese Phillip J. Fry

  • Solomon_Kano

    It’s a shame we’ll likely never see this leave Japan. It looks pretty interesting. Welp.

    • Göran Isacson

      True dat. Any game that has a monk that teaches you how to business-wrestle is zany enough that you at least have to try it… provided you CAN play it, that is.

  • Blaz

    No, they called this mode wrong, it’s called “Enter the Speed”.

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