One Piece: Pirate Warriors headed westward [Update]
posted on 04.11.12 at 02:05 PM EDT by (@salromano)
HD One Piece headed stateside.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors is coming to North America and Europe, Namco Bandai confirmed during its “Global Gamers Day” press conference today.

The game will launch physically and digitally across both territories this November.

Thanks, Jintor.

Update: Looks like it will be released exclusively through PlayStation Network, contrary to our earlier report. View the full press release below.

NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES ACTION ADVENTURE ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM

The Number One Best-selling Manga of All Time, ONE PIECE, Embarks on its Maiden Voyage Aboard the PlayStation®3 system

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, (April 11, 2012) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS exclusively available as a digital title on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS is developed by Omega Force / TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD., and brings together the world’s most popular manga franchise with non-stop action of the DYNASTY WARRIORS franchise to create a ONE PIECE perfect storm. ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will be available in North America in 2012.

The first nautical outing for the ONE PIECE series on the PlayStation 3 system, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will immerse players in the Straw Hat Pirates’ grand voyage around the globe, letting them face hordes of pirate and Marine enemies as well as experience all the great moments from the anime from Orange Town through Marineford. Faithful to the original ONE PIECE manga by Eiichiro Oda, players will relive their favorite scenes controlling many of the beloved Straw Hat Pirates including; Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and others, each with their signature moves, including Luffy’s Gum-Gum attacks.

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will invite players to do battle with a massive amount of opponents using the simple controls from the DYNASTY WARRIORS series to wreak havoc on the battlefield. The story mode will drop players right into the heart of the rich ONE PIECE universe filled with treasured characters, powerful enemies, touching moments and memorable scenes.

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS for the PlayStation 3 system will be welcoming ONE PIECE fans on board in 2012. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com, and http://www.facebook.com/namco.

ONE PIECE the animated series is available for purchase on the PlayStation®Store. For more information about the animated series please visit http://www.onepieceofficial.com.

  • FinalFantasy_fangirl

    Great now if they would announce Xillia.

  • FearMonkey

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • NCloud

    I knew it, me very happy :)

  • vertical09

    Announce everything but xillia namco, just go ahead >_>

  • RyougaZell

    Ill buy it. But digital only doesnt amuse me

  • anime10121

    Never could get into One Piece for some reason. This being a Dynasty Warriors like game kills any kind of excitement I would have had for it anyways. To those talking about Xillia, this game takes FAR less effort than a Tales of game, VA already under contract, and most localization can be copy pasted from the anime, so sadly this is just a quick cash in like the Bleach game, countless DBZ games, and Naruto games (although at least Storm is fun).

  • FearMonkey

    re:Update that it’s only on digital – probably because Namco-Bandai aren’t bothering with a dub and I guess the rules say if you don’t have a dub you can only release digitally. SEGA is the exception, of course, with the Yakuza games being on disc. I guess SEGA’s check cleared. :p

  • Rydak

    Not too big on the digital only, but I still plan to get it.

  • xMCXx

    Only digital is pretty fucking stupid, but I’ll buy it anyway.

  • TercaLumireis

    will it have the dub I wonder, whatever they can do to cut costs yo! I’m stoked!

  • NCloud

    Digital only sucks, but its better than nothing :)