One Piece Pirate Warriors sails to North America this year

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Namco Bandai is bringing One Piece and Dynasty Warriors together, for a game that we're sure sounded way more exciting when it was announced in Japan. One Piece: Pirate Warriors for PS3 features the world and characters of the One Piece manga/anime, like Monkey D. Luffy, Zoro, and Nami, and the gameplay of Tecmo Koei's Warriors series, like hitting thousands of people.

Pirate Warriors is due this year. There's no more specific release date than that, so we don't know how long we have to expand our knowledge of the series -- beyond knowing there's a stretchy-arms guy.
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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES ACTION ADVENTURE
ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM

The Number One Best-selling Manga of All Time, ONE PIECE, Embarks on its Maiden Voyage Aboard the PlayStation®3 system


LAS VEGAS, Nevada, (April 11, 2012) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS exclusively available as a digital title on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS is developed by Omega Force / TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD., and brings together the world's most popular manga franchise with non-stop action of the DYNASTY WARRIORS franchise to create a ONE PIECE perfect storm. ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will be available in North America in 2012.

The first nautical outing for the ONE PIECE series on the PlayStation 3 system, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will immerse players in the Straw Hat Pirates' grand voyage around the globe, letting them face hordes of pirate and Marine enemies as well as experience all the great moments from the anime from Orange Town through Marineford. Faithful to the original ONE PIECE manga by Eiichiro Oda, players will relive their favorite scenes controlling many of the beloved Straw Hat Pirates including; Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and others, each with their signature moves, including Luffy's Gum-Gum attacks.

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will invite players to do battle with a massive amount of opponents using the simple controls from the DYNASTY WARRIORS series to wreak havoc on the battlefield. The story mode will drop players right into the heart of the rich ONE PIECE universe filled with treasured characters, powerful enemies, touching moments and memorable scenes.

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS for the PlayStation 3 system will be welcoming ONE PIECE fans on board in 2012. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com, and http://www.facebook.com/namco.

ONE PIECE the animated series is available for purchase on the PlayStation®Store. For more information about the animated series please visit http://www.onepieceofficial.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.