News One Piece: Burning Blood Game Adds 3 Admirals, Whitebeard, More
posted on 2016-02-04 14:20 EST
This year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will announce on Monday that three admirals—Akainu (Sakazuki), Kizaru (Borsalino), and Aokiji (Kuzan)—are joining the One Piece: Burning Blood PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, and Xbox One game as playable characters. Kuzan has already been announced with his post-timeskip design.
In addition, Bandai Namco Entertainment America's website for the game announced five more characters: Whitebeard, Marco, Joz, Jimbei, and Luffy (2 years ago). The website also announced that the game will have a "Paramount War" story mode.
Previously-confirmed characters include: Luffy, Doflamingo, Fujitora, Law, Bartolomeo, Brook, Chopper, X. Drake, Enel, Crocodile, Ace, Sabo, Kuzan, Smoker, Captain Kid, Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, Franky, Boa Hancock, Nico Robin, Nami, and Perona.
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.
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.
Those who pre-order the game in North America and Europe 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 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.
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.