The year 2020 is going to be loaded with the release of video games, many of which will be adapted from manga.
Since the popularity of Japanese manga and cartoons has exploded, products derived from these franchises are increasingly present. Video games are very good assets for the studios that run all the most popular series. Very varied, they allow manga fans to find their favorite characters from a recent license such as My Hero Academia or older ones like Captain Tsubasa. In addition, the variety of media is also wide: games are created for mobile while others are made for PC, PS4, Switch or Xbox One.
Here is a selection of video games adapted from manga that will be released this year:
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
One Punch Man arrives at the end of the month in a fighting game in which all the characters of the manga will be available. Release on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on February 28th.
The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross
Characters representing the seven deadly sins from The Seven Deadly Sins series will arrive on mobile on March 3.
My Hero: One’s Justice 2
This is probably the most popular manga and anime of the moment, together with Demon Slayer. Second opus of the fighting game versus My Hero: One’s Justice, it will be released on March 13th on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
Luffy’s crew will be brought together in this adventure game that will be released on PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on March 27th.
Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers
Much older, the series The Knights of the Zodiac is also entitled to its adaptation into a video game. Available on IOS and Android, Saint Seiya Shining Soldiers will be available on April 23rd.
Several times declined in fighting games on Nintendo, Fairy Tail returns in 2020 in an RPG available on PC, PS4 and Switch. The adventure game announces a very long gameplay duration and will be released on July 25th.
Bleach: Immortal Soul
Scheduled to be released on mobile in the spring, this is the second Bleach game on IOS and Android. The popular series will take the form of a game mixing cards, battles and exploration featuring Ichigo in a world with a rather simplistic design. The exact date is not announced.
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
As we announced, Olive and Tom are back in a video game available on PS4, PC and Switch. Rise of New Champions is scheduled for 2020, but the exact date has yet to be announced.
Naruto x Boruto Ninja Tribes
Naruto and his son Boruto arrive in the first game featuring them together. Naruto x Boruto Ninja Tribes is a team fighting game, which will be released on mobile this year. The exact date is not given.
After the console game, Tsubasa will be released on mobile in a version similar to Pokemon Go. You will be able to conquer different footsteps and perform sporting feats. The date is not announced.