Bandai Namco Games have revealed that Spike Chunsoft ‘s upcoming One Piece: Burning Blood will be releasing in North America on May 31st and in European regions on June 3rd. In addition to the release date, lots of new screenshots and gameplay videos have also been revealed.
One Piece: Burning Blood is being developed by Spike Chunsoft, who developed J-Stars Victory VS+, and will be releasing on the PlayStation 4, Vita, PC (sometime in June) and, for the first time in the franchise, on an Xbox console: Xbox One. The game will feature high octane 1 on 1 battles with 2 supporting character, similar to CyberConnect 2’s Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm series, and will feature more in depth combat than Koei Tecmo’s One Piece: Pirate Warriors series. Unlike the Naruto games, players will be able to switch out with the supporting characters, making the battles 3v3. There will also be different types of character playstyles depending on their Devil Fruit abilities. The game will feature many locations from the manga’s story after the timeskip, up to the Heavenly Demon, Donquixote Doflamingo, and his pirates at Dressrosa.
A brand new gameplay trailer has been released announcing new playable characters and gameplay mechanics.
Another trailer was also released, which focuses on the franchises’ events leading up to the game, and the story arcs that will be covered in One Piece: Burning Blood.
Here is the latest Japanese trailer of the game, which features some of the producers in a comedic gag before showing more gameplay.
In addition, a live action trailer was also released showcasing the series’ characters fighting in Tokyo.
A series of screenshots have been released showing off the colourful environments from the game:
Another batch of screenshots shows off the different gameplay modes, including the Wanted Versus mode that has players battling characters with special conditions:
The final new batch of screenshots released features the newly revealed characters:
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 80 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 currently ongoing. In addition, many light novels, spin-off manga, merchandise and video games were produced based on the franchise.
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: Burning Blood will be releasing for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PlayStation Vita on April 21st in Japan, May 31st in North America and on June 3rd in Europe. The game will also release on PC via Steam in June worldwide.
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