KLab, developer of Bleach: Brave Souls, announced it acquired the rights to create a new online game based on My Hero Academia. It received the rights from the series’ production committee. The rights apply to a full global release, with the exception of mainland China. This effectively confirms that KLab’s MHA online game could eventually see wider release, whenever it does show up. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
Exactly what that MHA online game will turn out to be, however, is unclear. KLab did not mention any concrete details about the game, its target platforms, or release window beyond noting it will be based on My Hero Academia. The company did say that it intends to use its know-how cultivated from operating other IP-based games to ensure an enjoyable experience for fans all over the world.
KLab currently operates Bleach: Brave Souls, a free-to-play game available on Android and iOS devices, PCs, and PS4s. That game surpassed a milestone of 70 million total downloads in the seven years since its release. It also operates Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team and a game based on Love Live. It recently announced a blockchain-based game called Captain Tsubasa – Rivals -. The MHA game announcement did not mention if blockchain technology or NFTs are involved.
Various other My Hero Academia games are currently operating under other publishers and developers. Bandai Namco is set to release a battle royal-style title, My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble. MHA: The Strongest Hero also launched in May 2021.
KLab’s MHA online game is in development. The My Hero Academia manga is published in English by Viz Media. The anime airs on various streaming services.