The newest game adaptation of the anime and manga series One Piece will be released on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. With that, a new teaser of the gameplay has just been released.
According to Crunchyroll, the One Piece: Burning Blood teaser was created with comedian Shu Koga. Shu Koga had to act out a couple of scenes during the gameplay and he had to react on the characters as well. The teaser also featured some of the most popular characters from One Piece, including Luffy, Robin, Bartolomeo and Brook.
One Piece: Burning Blood will also be released in the U.S. For the North American version, Bandai Namco is making the game available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
During the February announcement of the U.S. release, it was also noted that there will be a Paramount War mode in the game. Additionally, there will be highlights about the Marineford arc. Additional character inclusions were also announced. Boa Hancock, Perona, Nami, Nico Robin, Luffy, Jimbei, Jozu, Marco and Whitebeard will all be included in the Japanese version of the game.
In March, additional teasers were released by V-Jump, according to Crunchyroll. In the teaser videos, Shanks was highlighted. As usual, Shanks’ fire power was impressive. The speed of the game also came as a surprise, considering that the gameplay video was only of the beta version of the game.
The battle between the pirates and the marines felt nostalgic as Shanks bravely stormed towards the Navy fleets. Though the teaser was in Japanese, One Piece: Burning Blood will also have an English version.
Marineford Becomes Core Storyline for One Piece: Burning Blood
As mentioned, much of the storyline for One Piece: Burning Blood will revolve around the encounters in Marineford.
In one of the teaser trailers, Luffy’s team has to fight the entire camp of the enemy. To accomplish their win, the team uses the Unity Chain and Unity Assist combos.
Chain attacks are very helpful in team plays because it allows players to call for allies and create majestic combos. Unity Assists, on the other hand, are created to help teams break the combos created by the opponent.
One of the game modes for One Piece: Burning Blood is the Free mode. The user can customize the versus mode. There is also the Online Mode, Paramount War and WANTED Versus mode. With the WANTED Versus mode, players can collect bounties for achieving different challenges.
In an interview with Siliconera, game series producer Koji Nakajima said that One Piece: Burning Blood was created as a response to fans’ requests.
“So the story behind this is that I’ve been the producing a lot of One Piece games, Pirate Warriors 3 is something I’ve also done and I’ve been around the world for PR tours, community activities and I had a lot of opportunities to meet with fans, with communities and most of the time I receive a lot of feedback that, with One Piece, we’d like to have skilled fighting games and I’ve been really considering that point and finally here we are!”
As for the focus on Marineford, game director Hiroyuki Kaneko said that they decided to do this because this was the episode in the anime series where most of the characters have gathered.
The U.S. release of One Piece: Burning Blood is on May 31.
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