What used to be freaks and geeks , today has become one of the most followed cultural phenomena on the international scene. Japanese cultural products have gone into the mainstream and it is increasingly common to find anime titles on video game shelves. Don’t you know them all? Don’t worry, because in this guide we will tell you all the ones that have come out or will come out throughout 2022.
If you have seen their respective series or read their volumes, why not give them a try to see if the game does them justice, right? The time has come to put yourself at the controls of your favorite characters !
The best anime video games that came out in 2022
If you’ve been waiting a long time for a game that does justice to the early works of anime, this is what you’ve been looking for. It mixes the visual novel genre with the action one, through turn-based combat in which you’ll have to handle your digimon like chess pieces and move them around the stage looking to get the best out of them.
The story is quite entertaining, although sometimes it gets a bit heavy , but the fighting is unrestrained and anything can happen thanks to the evolution of your creatures and those of your rivals. And did you know how to capture or add more people to your team? With a somewhat curious chat system. It is available for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.
Shin chan: My summer with the teacher
It’s been a long time since we in the West have seen a Shin Chan game. We are talking about a very pleasant and calm graphic adventure that will take us to enjoy the daily events of a Japanese family that , precisely, is not very normal . The most remarkable of all is a beautiful graphic style and its polished animations.
We will have to talk with the main characters of the series in addition to other actions such as hunting, gathering, watering, carrying out mom’s errands and even fighting, all while we go through beautiful settings that take us back to our childhood. It is available for PC, Switch and PlayStation 4.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers
Did you think it was impossible to make a Dragon Ball game that wasn’t about fighting? Well, take a look at this kind of Dead by Daylight starring the most popular villains of the Akira Toriyama series. In it, the good guys will have to use all their tools to survive and defend the dragon balls while the bad guy (Cell and Frieza are confirmed at the moment) finds the magic balls and kills his 7 rivals.
The combat system does not seem very polished at the moment, but it is appreciated that they take other paths to bring us a different title than usual, an asymmetric multiplayer that knows how to exploit the potential of the series. It will be available for PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One.
Fullmetal Alchemist Mobile
A great way to relive the original manga and anime story, with an outstanding graphic style . Square Enix has rolled up its pants to bring fans of the most famous alchemists an excellent video game, in which there will be no lack of action. Its combat system will be very similar to that of Digimon Survive : we will use the protagonists and move them around a board using their unique abilities to defeat enemies. It will be released exclusively for Andriod and iOS.
Can you imagine putting yourself at the controls of one of the most perfect war machines designed by human beings? Bandai Namco makes this dream possible thanks to this magnificent shooter in which two teams of 6 robots face off in frenetic combat thanks to the complete arsenal of each soldier and on a gigantic map. And you know what’s best? What is free-to-play . It is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Overlord: Escape from Nazarick
A video game based on an anime that is itself based on a video game. Starting from the bases of the metroidvania genre , our character will go through all kinds of levels in which he has to face obstacles and rivals with all kinds of characteristics, being able to improve his skills and weapons during the course of the story. The plot is a spinoff of the original, but it is canon as the original designer has collaborated on the title. It will be released for PC and Nintendo Switch.