One Piece: Burning Blood Game Trailer Lists May 31 Debut in N. America

posted on 2016-02-01 20:45 EST
Pre-order bonuses, Collector's Edition for game's PS4 version revealed

Bandai Namco Entertainment America began streaming an English-subtitled video to highlight the four playable female characters in the One Piece: Burning Blood PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, and Xbox One game on Monday. The video shows the recently revealed Boa Hancock, Nico Robin, Nami, and Perona characters in action, and it also lists the North American release date. Bandai Namco Entertainment had streamed a similar video in Japanese last month, and a similar English video last week that revealed the game's European release date.

The video reveals that the game will ship in North America on May 31 on PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. The PC release via Steam will also be available in June, but Bandai Namco Entertainment has not yet revealed a specific release date. The game will also ship in Europe on June 3.

The video also reveals pre-order and limited edition bonuses in North America. Those who pre-order the game will get an exclusive metal case, as well as codes for Afro Luffy, Kung Fu Luffy, and Luffy Gear 4 as playable characters. Europe will also receive the same pre-order bonus.

The North American version of the game will have a Collector's Edition, which includes the game, two figurines of Whitebeard and his grave, and an official artbook. It will only be available for the PS4 version of the game. Europe will also have a "Marineford Edition," which includes the same items as the North American Collector's Edition, but will be available on both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.

Bandai Namco Entertainment will also release the game in Latin America in 2016 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One. Bandai Namco Entertainment plans to release the game in 12 languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Neutral Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

Spike Chunsoft is developing the game. Kōji Nakajima (One Piece: Pirate Warriors franchise, One Piece Unlimited World Red) is producing at Bandai Namco, and Hiroyuki Kaneko and Tairi Kikuchi are serving as director and game designer, respectively.

Previously-confirmed characters include: Luffy, Doflamingo, Fujitora, Law, Bartolomeo, Brook, Chopper, X. Drake, Enel, Crocodile, Ace, Sabo, Kuzan, Smoker, Captain Kid, Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, and Franky.

The game will ship in Japan on April 21 on the PS4 and PS Vita only. The PS4 version will retail for 7,600 yen (about US$63) plus tax and the PS Vita version will retail for 6,800 yen (about US$56) plus tax. Those who pre-order the game in Japan will get a product code to download "Gear 4 Luffy (limited version)" as a playable character. An "anime song sound edition" version of the game will also include 21 theme songs from the anime and from the game. The PS4 version of the special edition will retail for 10,600 yen (US$87) while the PS Vita version will retail for 9,800 yen (US$81).

"Natsu no Musume" (Summer Girl) swimsuit costumes for Nami, Robin, and Boa Hancock will be available in first print copies of the game in Japan, while a similar costume for Perona will be available as a bonus for the digital download version of the game.

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