The upcoming fighting game from Bandai Namco and Spike Chunsoft, One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is coming next year, in 2020, according to a recent announcement from the publisher at Bandai. While they haven't announced the exact release date yet, today we know that there is an upcoming beta test coming in early next month.

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The game's official artwork

Base on the lore of the famous manga and anime One-Punch Man, this game will feature the line-up of many favorite characters in the manga, including the titular One-Punch Man, 'Caped Baldy' Saitama. In fact, this character's power in-game is so broken that there is a special game mechanic when you selected Saitama - which will force you to fight with 2 characters in this 3v3 game until he arrived at the scene.

Along with the announcement is a new trailer for the game, which you can watch in the video below:

One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Trailer

As we can see in the above trailer, there are a lot of cool things that will be available in the game. First is the character customization tool, where you can design your own hero to fight in this game, along with costumes that your hero will wear. Along with that is a glimpse at the single-player contents - aka the game's story mode. And of course, a look at the game's special mechanic, which is design to actually 'nerfed' the tremendous power of Saitama the One-Punch Man.

A screenshot from the trailer

According to the manga, Saitama always coming late to the fight, due to him getting lost. And this will be translated to the game as every time you select Saitama in your team, you will have to actually fight with only 2 characters against the opponent with 3, try to survive until Saitama arrives at the fight. It will take Saitama 120 seconds to come to the battle, and you can reduce that timer-gauge with perfect guards or doing lengthy combos. And when Saitama arrives, his character will take no damage, and can finish off your opponent with only one punch.

The close-beta test of One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows will take place from November 1st to November 3rd. You can sign up for the beta test on Bandai Namco's website starting from now until October 16th. The game will launch in early 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.