One Piece: Pirate Warriors is coming ashore

Fret not brave adventurers, Luffy and friends will be making their way to North America and Europe after all. Based on the wildly popular manga and anime One Piece, the PS3 exclusive, One Piece: Pirate Warriors from Namco Bandai and Koei Tecmo is schedule to make landfall in the West targeting November of 2012. Just in time to make my Christmas especially Merry!

The Dynasty Warriors style beat-em-up has been the top selling One Piece game so far, and has been favorably reviewed, scoring a 36/40 at Famitsu. No word wether or not the American anime voice actors are lined up for the localization, but I’m sure Namco Bandai has the ability to pulls some strings. Personally, I’m hoping they will at least have the option for a Japanese language track, and bring over all the DLC costumes floating around overseas.

Hiroko Yamamura