Now, imagine the egg not exploding.
Earlier today, Bandai Namco Entertainment launched a teaser site for a new video game project, with a countdown set for a full reveal ten days from now. The barren site only features an interactive microwave visitors can click on, at which point an egg comes tumbling out.
While insignificant on its own, fans of Kōhei Horikoshi's hit manga quickly caught on to the reference and to what the gaming publisher might be hinting at; a My Hero Academia video game could be on the horizon.
My Hero Academia takes place in a world where superpowers—known as "Quirks"—have become the societal norm, and centers on Izuku Midoriya, a "Quirkless" young boy who longs to become a Hero despite having no powers of his own. After a chance encounter with the revered All Might, the world's greatest Hero, Midoriya's longtime idol bestows upon him his "One For All" Quirk, with which Midoriya can finally pursue his dream of attending U.A. High School, where students are trained to become the next generation of Heroes. As for the teaser site's reference, Izuku likens his self-destructive use of "One For All" to an egg in a microwave early on in the story.
This isn't the first time Horikoshi's work received a video game adaptation by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The publisher released My Hero Academia: Battle for All, developed by Dimps for Nintendo 3DS, exclusively in Japan last year.
The My Hero Academia manga made its debut in Weekly Shōnen Jump in July 2014, and it just wrapped up the second season of its anime in September. A third season has already been confirmed, scheduled to premiere in April 2018.
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