Anime Games In 2018: Attack On Titan, My Hero Academia, And More
By Kallie Plagge | @inkydojikko on
For anime fans, there's a lot to play in 2018. The year began with Dragon Ball FighterZ, which is full of references to classic moments from Dragon Ball Z and a new story for fans to enjoy. But it's not the only anime game coming out this year; Sword Art Online, One Piece, Naruto, and more are all getting new games. Click forward to see all the games based on existing anime coming to the West in 2018.
If you're curious about 2018 in general, you can check out our features on Switch exclusives, PS4 exclusives, Xbox One exclusives, and PC exclusives. There's also a wealth of exciting games coming out in 2018 that aren't necessarily exclusive to one platform or another, so be sure to check out our individual features highlighting the most anticipated PS4 games, Xbox One games, PC games, and Switch games for a broader look at the year ahead.
For more on anime, be sure to check out our gallery of the biggest anime to watch in 2018. If you're looking for recommendations of shows to watch, see the best anime available on Netflix and our top 10 anime of 2017.
Looking ahead to 2019, one of the biggest anime games is Arc System Works' Kill la Kill The Game: IF. That game features an original story centered around series antagonist Satsuki Kiryuin.
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
The latest game in the long-running Digimon series presents the mysterious backstory to the events that transpired in the first Cyber Sleuth RPG and features 320 Digimon from the animated series.
Developer: Media.Vision | Release Date: January 19 | PS4, Vita
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Based on the Dragon Ball series, this 2D fighter follows a 3v3 format and includes a new story and character. Dragon Ball FighterZ is developed by Arc System Works, best known for BlazBlue and Guilty Gear.
Developer: Arc System Works | Release Date: January 26 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia
The first game based on the popular anime series, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia tasks you with saving the Kingdom of Liones. It includes memorable fights from the series and popular characters, including Hawk, Elizabeth, and Meliodas.
Developer: Natsume Atari | Release Date: February 9 | PS4
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
The latest game based on hit anime Sword Art Online features an original story by series creator Reki Kawahara. The action-RPG has a greater emphasis on third-person shooting mechanics than previous games.
Developer: Dimps | Release Date: February 23 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
Attack on Titan 2
The next Attack on Titan game mainly covers the second season of the anime and includes over 30 playable characters from both seasons. Expect lots of Titan-slaying action, 3D maneuver gear, and more.
Developer: Koei Tecmo | Release Date: March 20 | Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC
Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time
Side-scrolling action game Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time lets you control series protagonist Akko as she explores her magical academy with her friends. The game will also include animated cutscenes by Studio Trigger.
Developer: APLUS Games | Release Date: May 15 | PS4, PC
One Piece: Grand Cruise
Explore the Thousand Sunny and interact with the Straw Hat Pirates in VR in One Piece: Grand Cruise.
Release Date: May 22 | PSVR
New Gundam Breaker
Like the previous Gundam Breaker games, New Gundam Breaker will let you build and customize Gunpla kits and then use them in battle.
Developer: Crafts and Meister | Release Date: June 22 | PS4, PC (delayed)
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker
In the next Naruto game, team up as a group of four and challenge other teams online to become the best ninja around.
Developer: Soleil Ltd. | Release Date: August 31 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
Black Clover: Quartet Knights
A game based on 2017's Black Clover is coming in 2018, featuring four-player "magical combat" based around different characters' specializations.
Developer: Ilinix | Release Date: September 14 | PS4
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is developed by the team behind the Yakuza games and tells an alternate version of the anime's story. You play as Kenshiro, exploring the post-apocalyptic world (and also partaking in some fun side activities, like bartending).
Developer: Ryu ga Gotoku Studio | Release Date: October 2 | PS4
My Hero: One's Justice
The smash-hit superhero show My Hero Academia is getting a video game! One's Justice is a fighting game with a manga flair.
Developer: Byking | Release Date: October 26 | Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC
One Piece: World Seeker
Like many One Piece games, World Seeker puts you in the role of Luffy and let you battle and more in an open-world environment.
Developer: Ganbarion | Release Date: 2018 | PS4, Xbox One, PC