One Piece Burning Blood Game's English Video Reveals Western Release in June

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
PC version announced, Western pre-order bonuses & special edition previewed

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe began streaming an English-subtitled video on Friday highlighting the four playable female characters in the One Piece: Burning Blood PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, and Xbox One game. The video shows the recently revealed Boa Hancock, Nico Robin, Nami, and Perona characters in action. Bandai Namco Entertainment had streamed a similar video in Japanese last week.

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

The video also reveals pre-order and limited edition bonuses in Europe. 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. Those who pre-order the game in North America will receive Luffy Gear 4 plus "two surprise characters."

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

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.

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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