One Piece: Burning Blood Game Adds Boa Hancock, Nico Robin, Nami, Perona

posted on by Karen Ressler
PS4/PS Vita/Xbox One game slated for release in 12 languages

Note: Parts of the article below contain spoilers for scenes from the One Piece manga that have not yet been animated in the TV series.

This year's seventh issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will reveal Boa Hancock, Nico Robin, Nami, and Perona for the upcoming One Piece: Burning Blood PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One game on Monday.

The game will ship in Japan on April 21. 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.

Bandai Namco Entertainment revealed the game in September at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia press conference. 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.

Bandai Namco Entertainment will also release the game in Europe, North America, and 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.

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.

Those who pre-order the game 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).

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