As we arrive in the second half of the year, it seems like a good time to sit down and take a look at the new and upcoming anime games 2016 has to offer (yes, even some from early 2016). It’s been a popular year for anime and gaming, so what better than to look at the natural combination of those two as we take a look at what 2016 has to offer for anime games.
Naruto Online is an MMO that brings turn based strategy combat to the Naruto universe in a huge online experience. Create a character based on the five elements and various combat styles as you play through the storyline of the Naruto series. Team up with and fight characters from the series throughout the game with an interesting combo based combat style that gives Naruto Online its own style.
Bleach online is not necessarily new but it’s definitely upcoming. Choose between different classes and traits to create your own character inside the Bleach universe. With a turn based combat system and large online world, you can explore aspects of the Bleach world as you progress through a storyline and engage in interesting combat mechanics. Bleach fans should keep an eye out for developments as the game recently released in English for the first time.
JoJo Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is making a return to the gaming market with the new Eyes of Heaven game. Much like the previous game from the same publisher, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a 3D brawler with open arena combat in two on two settings. Play through an old storyline with a new twist as you brawl your way through a new adventure for the gang. Fans of the series should enjoy the twist on the story as you fight through the series well-loved characters and settings.
One Piece: Burning Blood
One Piece: Burning Blood follows up the previous games in One Piece’s popular third person fighter series as it continues to follow Luffy’s adventures with his crew across the One Piece storyline. With a huge roster of forty-four characters to play across the series, Burning Blood offers a large cast to combine with as you mix and match your favourite characters through chapter based combat. Based around the events of a Paramount War as Luffy braves an all-out war to save his brother Ace. Fans of the show with enjoy the style and art direction of this flashy anime brawler. Newcomers to One Piece may feel lost however, as the story behind the events is nearly non-existent.
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
The latest instalment in the popular Ninja Storm games, the fourth brings more action and excitement to the fighting genre. With the conclusion of the long running manga, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 marks the sixth and final Ninja Storm game as Naruto’s story comes to a close after many long years. Naruto Fans who have been following the games until now won’t want to miss this final instalment.