One Piece: Burning Blood is coming to North America, Latin America, and Europe in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PS Vita, Bandai Namco announced.
The game, developed by Spike Chunsoft, will feature fast-paced gameplay and unique One Piece elements. One Piece: Burning Blood introduces an “advanced battle system” that replicates Devil Fruit abilities and Haki techniques in free-for-all battles. Activated at will, these abilities can increase the player’s attack power, nullify incoming normal attacks, and more.
“Meeting our fans on public & private events is a good way to get feedback on our games and see what the expectations are,” Bandai Namco Europe VP of marketing and digital Herve Hoerdt said in a press release. “One Piece: Burning Blood is the perfect example of us creating a game impeccably in-line with fans’ desires. The long awaited pure fighting-game based on the One Piece universe is here! To add to that, we are quite happy to release the game on multiple platforms, especially on a Microsoft console, since it’s the first time ever for a One Piece game.”
One Piece: Burning Blood was first announced for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan at SCEJA Press Conference 2015 earlier this month.
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.