PS3’s One Piece: Pirate Warriors’s PV -
The European arm of Namco Bandai Gameshad recently began streaming a gameplay video for One Piece: Pirate Warriors (One Piece Kaizoku Musou) on Thursday. The preview featured a fight between “Luffy” and “Bartholomew Kuma”. The PS3 game will start shipping in Europe on September 21.
Namco Bandai Games had earlier confirmed in April that it plans to release the game in North America and Europe in November 2012.
Namco Bandai Games’ One Piece Kaizoku Musou PS3 game shipped in Japan on March 1 and sold 655,774 copies in just its first week. The publisher and KOEI Tecmo Games’ development studio Omega-Force worked on this “dream collaboration” that combines the pirate story of One Piece with KOEI Tecmo’s Musou (retitled Warriors in English) action game franchise.
One Piece: Kaizoku Musou (ワンピース海賊無双 Wan Pīsu: Kaizoku Musō) is a One Piece related video game released in Japan on March 1, 2012 for the Sony PlayStation 3 with Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei teaming up to create it and Omega Force, a subsidiary of Tecmo Koei, developing it. The game takes place from the East Blue Saga until the New World Saga.
The title is made with the hopes of creating the “ultimate game”, as developers claim that it personifies the “comrades” (仲間, nakama) and Warriors themes in a grand adventure. This game is in honor of One Piece’s 15th anniversary, starting back in 1997.
While there was no announcement for the game’s release outside of Japan, the name “One Piece: Pirate Warriors” had been copyrighted in America and Europe on 2/1/2012. Namco Bandai confirmed that the game will be heading overseas via their conference they had on 4/11/2012. It’s set to release November 2012. The game will be released on a disc in Europe but will be released exclusively digital in North America.This is the first One Piece game to be released in North America without an English dub. It will have Japanese audio with English text.
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