Buddy Mission: BOND for Switch Character Designed by Yusuke Murata | Pre-order Now

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Buddy Mission: BOND

Nintendo™ Switch – JAPAN

  • Nintendo & Koei Tecmo announced a brand new game called Buddy Mission: BOND for the Nintendo Switch with character designs handled by Yusuke Murata.
  • The game will be released in both physical and digital formats.
  • It will launch on January 29, 2021. Now open for pre-order.


During the Japanese version of October’s Nintendo Direct Mini, Nintendo and Koei Tecmo surprised everyone with a reveal of a brand new game. And in case you missed it, both companies announced Buddy Mission: Bond with a trailer. The game is confirmed for a Nintendo Switch release in Japan on January 29, 2021. Furthermore, it will launch in both digital and physical formats. However, no word for a western release has been heard as of the time of writing.

Moreover, it is worth noting that the game character designs are works of One Punch Man and Eyeshield 21 artist, Yusuke Murata. You can check out some screenshots in the bottom part of the blog.

Overview Trailer

Game Overview

Here’s how Nintendo describes the game: (translations by Gematsu)

Close in on the truth with your partner.
Luke, a police officer aiming to become a hero like his late foster father had dreamed, and Aaron, the “Phantom Thief Beast” whose total damages are said to amount to several hundred billion. A strange encounter will greatly change their fate… This is the story of teamwork—and at times disparity—between dependable partners, the mystery of Luke’s father’s death, and a fiery friendship that confront an earthshaking conspiracy.

The story is set on Mikagura Island, the metropolis for international show business. To fight against the criminal syndicate “DISCARD” operating in the shadows, four people each with their own intentions come together to form a an undercover investigation team. That team’s name is “BOND.” It consists of the police officer Luke (voiced by Ryouhei Kimura), Phantom Thief Beast Aaron (voiced by Takashi Kondo), vivacious ninja of many loves Mokuma (voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa), and cool-headed swindler Chesley (voiced by Daisuke Namikawa). Will you be able to uncover the truth on this island swelled with light and darkness?

The game’s key feature is forming a team of two buddies to investigate and infiltrate. Choose two out of the four team BOND members and switch up partners often while solving the problems that block your path forward. Verifying the traits of each BOND member, and being able to properly investigate with the appropriate members is the key to obtaining information. Depending on the information you obtain, the route when you infiltrate the enemy’s hideout will change. It is important to think aabout and choose the optimal buddy for the job.


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So, if you’re planning to pick up the physical release of Buddy Mission: BOND for Nintendo Switch, you can reserve a copy here at Playasia. 


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Check out the trailer and screenshots of the game below.



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