In a thrilling announcement at the Jump Festa ’24 event, Bushiroad and Eighting (known for DNF Duel) disclosed their collaboration on an upcoming Hunter x Hunter fighting game based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s iconic manga. Fans eagerly await further developments set to be revealed at Bushiroad’s press conference scheduled for January 6.
Yoshihiro Togashi introduced Hunter x Hunter to the world through Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1998. Since then, the manga has left an indelible mark, inspiring two television anime series, two animated films, numerous original video anime titles, and even stage plays.
The recent milestone of the 37th compiled book volume, released by Shueisha in November 2022, marked the manga’s return after a four-year hiatus. Viz Media followed suit by delivering the 37th volume in English on October 3.
Hunter x Hunter Fighting Game and the Legacy of Yoshihiro Togashi
The anticipation for the series’ return heightened when Togashi shared in March that chapter 401 was completed. However, the exact serialization timeline remains uncertain, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. The manga entered a hiatus in January due to the author’s health concerns.
Shueisha, in collaboration with Togashi, decided to deviate from the weekly serialized format, acknowledging the need for a more flexible approach. The editorial department assured fans that concrete details regarding the manga’s return and serialization format will be shared in the magazine once finalized.
Excitement has now reached new heights with the revelation of the Hunter x Hunter fighting game. The collaboration between Bushiroad and Eighting promises to bring the captivating characters and intense battles of the manga to life in a dynamic gaming experience. As we eagerly await the press conference on January 6, the Hunter x Hunter community is buzzing with anticipation, imagining the possibilities that this video game adaptation will offer.
This development not only adds a new dimension to the Hunter x Hunter universe but also provides fans with a fresh way to engage with the beloved characters and storyline. Stay tuned for more updates as Bushiroad unveils the intricacies of the Hunter x Hunter video game, promising an immersive experience for fans worldwide.