Namco Bandai Files Pirate Warriors with US Patent and Trademark Officeon February 11, 2012 at 6:29 AM
YORODEMO!!!! Saiyan Island has just stumbled onto what might be the North American One Piece fans dream coming true! Namco Bandai Games has recently filed a trademark for “Pirate Warriors” with the United States (US) Patent and Trademark Office! The trademark was filed earlier this month on February 1, 2012, with the type of good listed as a video game.
Fans around the world have been praying for One Piece to make it’s PS3 debut and Namco Bandai seems intent on answering the call. Japan is confirmed and set on getting One Piece: Pirate Warriors (translated as One Piece: Kaizoku Musou) on the PlayStation3 this March 1, 2012. The doors of possibility swung wide open back in December for Europe as Namco Bandai had filed “Pirate Warriors” with the European Union’s trademark office. And finally, North American fans can breathe a little easier as the same trademark has been filed with the US office.
Filing a trademark is only one step in bringing One Piece PS3 to North America and Europe. One Piece: Pirate Warriors has not been officially announced in either region so there is no guarantee that the game will ever come overseas. At Saiyan Island, however, we are extremely optimistic and have instilled our confidence in Namco Bandai to deliver what us One Piece fans so much desire!
One Piece PS3, One Piece: Pirate Warriors (or One Piece: Kaizoku Musou in Japanese), is the first One Piece game on the Sony PlayStation 3. It will cover One Piece Part 1 as well as some of the story contents of the One Piece timeskip. The game is in development by Omega Force and will be published by Namco Bandai Games and Tecmo Koei in Japan on March 1, 2012. A European and North American release are possible based on trademark filings by Namco Bandai, but no official word has been released.