One Piece: Burning Blood Fights Its Way To A May Release In North America


Bandai Namco has announced the release date for One Piece: Burning Blood via a new, action packed trailer. The fighting game –which is set in the popular One Piece universe — will release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on May 31 in North America (while Brazilian gamers will have to wait until June 3). The PC version will then launch on Steam in June.

Bandai Namco also took this time as an opportunity to announce several new playable characters, including fan favorites such as Nico Robin, Edward Newgate (also known as Whitebeard), Marco, Jozu, Jimbei, Nami, Perona, and Boa Hancock. Another neat addition to the cast is Luffy.

All of these characters will also be in the game’s story mode, called Paramount War. This in-depth mode will let gamers relive some of their favorite moments from the manga and anime series as it reenacts the Marineford Arc. The important series of events is the 22nd arc in the One Piece story, and spanned 33 episodes of the anime.

While it would take quite some time to watch the entire Marineford Arc, it’ll only take a minute of your time to check out the new trailer, which you can watch above. The appropriately titled “4 Lady” trailer shows off 4 of One Piece‘s femme fatales: Nami, Nico Robin, Boa Hancock, and Perona. All of the powerful fighters are highlighted in the exciting, but short video. If you like what you see, you’ll want to pre-order the game, as you’ll get three characters as a bonus, those being Fourth Gear Luffy, Kung Fu Luffy, and Afro Luffy.

One Piece: Burning Blood releases on May 31 in North America, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStatin Vita. As mentioned above, a PC release will also follow in June.

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