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One Piece Musou's Playable Characters Include Whitebeard, Hancock

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Portgas D. Ace, Brooke also featured as playable characters; 2nd promotional video streamed

Magazine scans have revealed that Bandai Namco Games' One Piece Kaizoku Musou action game for the PlayStation 3 will feature Edward Newgate/Whitebeard, Boa Hancock, Portgas D. Ace, and Brooke as playable characters. The new characters join the rest of the Straw Hat Pirate crew, who have already been confirmed as playable characters. The game's official website is also streaming a second promotional video for the game. (Note: The video below contains spoilers for up to the end of the Enies Lobby arc of the series.)

The game publisher Bandai Namco Games and KOEI Tecmo Games' development studio Omega-Force are working on this "dream collaboration" that combines the pirate story of One Piece with KOEI Tecmo's Musou (retitled Warriors in English) action game franchise.

As the first One Piece game for the PlayStation 3, the title will ship on March 1 for 8,190 yen (about US$105). There is also a 12,390-yen (US$159) Treasure Box edition with a book of designs and visual art, 15 pin badges, and an original soundtrack CD. Still another edition will bundle a gold-colored PlayStation 3 console, with the One Piece lead character Luffy in white on the top, for 38,170 yen (US$489).

Source: Moe Ota-News Sokuhō

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