One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is a new fighting game from Bandai Namco based on the popular anime and manga series One Punch Man. In the series, a bald-headed dummy named Saitama possesses a god-like power that allows him to defeat any enemy, regardless of their power, with one punch. It doesn’t matter how big the stakes seem, Saitama can effortlessly beat every single enemy. Hence the title: One Punch Man. The announcement of the game left fans of the show asking one important question: will Saitama still beat enemies with one punch in the game like he can in the show? The answer, is yes, and it is hilarious.
A game trailer released at Gamescom 2019 teases a brief montage showing Saitama killing a variety of enemies with one punch. Even when the opponent manages to pummel Saitama, he doesn’t take a single point of damage. He’s unbeatable.
At first it seems a little puzzling that game makers would add a playable character that is, quite literally, over powered — but they did find a way around it. Although the developers preserve Saitama’s god-like power in the game, players won’t always be able to play as him. In the game, Saitama is late to every fight. So the player will have to survive the fight as a weaker character until Saitama arrives on the scene and saves the day.
A video posted on Twitter shows Saitama’s power and members of the fighting game community have already started making jokes about it.
It didn’t take long for people to make fun of the Smash community, which has a particular tendency to categorize and sometimes ban characters competitive players consider to be unfair or overpowered.
smash community: BANNED
— MikeXeno l one of the few Ignatz fans (@MikeXeno_) August 20, 2019
A Hero meme references current concerns in the Smash community that the new Hero fighter is too strong.
We expect to see a lot of Saitama mains at EVO.