Kozuki Oden Joins One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Game as Playable DLC Character
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The second 2021 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam will add the character Kozuki Oden as part of the "Character Pack 3" that will launch on December 17 with two other characters, including Kin'emon and Okiku.
Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a video previewing Okiku on Friday.
The game's "Character Pack 1" DLC launched on July 21 with three characters: Charlotte Smoothie, Charlotte Cracker, and Vinsmoke Judge. The game's "Character Pack 2" DLC includes X Drake, Killer, and Urouge, and launched on September 24.
The game debuted for the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch in Japan on March 26, and then debuted in Southeast Asia, Europe, and the Americas for the same consoles plus PC on March 27.
Playable characters in the game include: Luffy, Zoro, Usopp, Sanji, Nami, Chopper, Robin, Franky, Brook, Crocodile, Ace, Boa Hancock, Jinbe, Buggy, Dracule Mihawk, Emporio Ivankov, Rob Lucci, Trafalgar Law, Smoker, Tashigi, Sabo, Bartolomeo, Cavendish, Katakuri, Carrot, Vinsmoke Reiju, Vinsmoke Ichiji, Vinsmoke Niji, Vinsmoke Yonji, Marco, Whitebeard, Eustass Kid, Basil Hawkins, Capone Bege, Big Mom, Kaido, Akainu (Sakazuki), Kizaru (Borsalino), Aokiji (Kuzan), Issho (Fujitora), Shanks, Doflamingo, and Blackbeard. The game has an original story that takes place in the Land of Wano.
Namco Bandai Games released the first One Piece Pirate Warriors game in Japan on the PlayStation 3 and later in Europe and America in 2012. The second game shipped in Japan for the PS3 and PlayStation Vita, and in Europe and North America for the PS3 in 2013. Bandai Namco Entertainment released One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 for the PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and on PC via Steam in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australasia in August 2015. The game shipped in Japan in March 2015 for the PS3, PS4, and PS Vita. The game launched on the Switch in Japan in December 2017.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 2
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