Are you ready to explore the amazing world and story of One Piece on the PC? Koei Tecmo’s One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 has now been released on Steam, the first game in the franchise to be officially out on PC.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 will continue off where the second game in the series left off, from the Straw Hat Pirate’s departure from Fuschia Village to the anime’s recent focus on Dressrosa. The pirates will have to face the Heavenly Demon, Donquixote Doflamingo, and his pirates. The game will explore many of the new locations featured in the series, such as Marineford, Fishman Island, Punk Hazard and of course, Dressrosa. And with that, new characters to the series including Sabo and Fujitora.
The game will be making its franchise debut on PC and Steam, following the first PC release of a Japanese game, which was Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 making its franchise PC debut in 2013. The Steam release of the game utilises the PlayStation 3 version of the game.
Here is the game’s launch trailer:
And another trailer featuring Dressrosa:
As well as a trailer showcasing the story of the strong bonds Luffy shares:
Just before the game’s release the final bunch of screenshots for the game have been released:
And some DLC costumes have also been revealed:
One Piece is a manga series created by Eiichiro Oda that started in 1997 in Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. To date, it has a total of 76 volumes and has taken the record for highest selling manga of all time, with over 345 million copies in circulation. The franchise is one of the world’s most well known series, with an anime adaptation that began in 1999, produced by Toei Animation (Dragon Ball Z, Toriko) that is still ongoing. In addition, many light novels, spin-off manga, merchandise and video games. One such series is the Pirate Warriors series developed by Koei Tecmo and published by Namco Bandai Games. The first game in the series released in 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and sold over 1.2 million copies to date. The gameplay itself is similar to the Dynasty Warriors series of games, being developed by Koei Tecmo who developed the Warriors series, set in the One Piece world. You will be able to use all of the pirates’ signature abilities to devastate waves and waves of pirate enemies and bosses.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
Gol D. Roger was known as the Pirate King, the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and death of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the location of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece (which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame), and quite possibly the most coveted of titles for the person who found it, the title of the Pirate King.
Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy that defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate who ransacks villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder; the thought of an exciting adventure and meeting new and intriguing people, along with finding One Piece, are his reasons of becoming a pirate. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach One Piece.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is now out on the PC on Steam, for $69.99 USD. The game is also out on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita.
You can visit the Steam page here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/331600/
You can visit the game’s international website here: http://www.onepiece-game.com/
The Japanese website here: http://www.bandaigames.channel.or.jp/list/opm/pc/
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