What, you thought the latest One Piece game wouldn’t be heading for the west? C’mon, if the Internet can throw a fit over a volleyball game that features barely legal ladies dressed up in clothing that is held on by a mere thread, then there’s no way that the adventures of a mentally-handicapped rubber man wouldn’t make it to the lands of the setting sun.
One Piece: Burning Blood will be seen in action later this year. According to Bandai Namco, the US of A will get the game on May 31 while the rest of Europe will have to wait until June 3 for a pirate tale that makes the Pirates of the Caribbean film series look like an authentic National Geographic documentary in comparison.
Pre-orders for One Piece: Burning Blood on PC, PS4, Xbox One and PS Vita will earn you Afro Luffy, Fourth Gear Luffy and Kung Fu Luffy. Aside from the usual shenanigans of the core game series, there’ll also be a new mode by the name of Paramount War that is set during the Marineford arc. Here’s a ton of new screenshots of newly announced characters Edward “Whitebeard” Newgate, Marco, Jozu, and Jinbe in action.
If you have no idea who the characters above are, I’m more than happy to fill you in as you desperately scrape your fingernails bloody on the door that I just locked. Whitebeard is at the time that the main One Piece saga takes place, pretty much the strongest fellow around. Immensely powerful, his physical skills are backed up by the Gura Gura no Mi devil fruit, which makes him an Earthquake man. Pretty much a nifty use of shockwaves and tremors then.
Marco serves under Whitebeard and has the power to transform into a Phoenix, while Jozu is another Whitebeard captain who can transform parts of or his entire body into pure diamond. Lastly, there’s Jinbe, a Fishman who has mastered Fishman Karate. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s wonderfully potent and actually infinitely more useful than actual Karate.
Right, you lot can go now.
Last Updated: February 2, 2016