One Piece: Pirate Warriors Physical in Europe, Digital in North America

Posted by Omar Khan
Tags: Information, One Piece, PlayStation 3, Videos,

Namco Bandai Games America has released the North American version of the One Piece: Pirate Warriors trailer. It is almost the same as the one that was released for Europe, but with a key difference – the ending. Excluding the “To be Continued…” marker, the North American trailer ends with the One Piece: Pirate Warriors logo whereas the European trailer ends with a picture of the box art and a PS3.

In Japan, the Pirate Warriors was released as a disc-based game. Based on the North American press release, Pirate Warriors will be for digital download only. However, the difference in trailers pretty much confirms Europe will have the opportunity to own a physical copy. We’re not sure if Europe will have the option for a digital download, but we think most One Piece fans want the boxed copy. Additionally, the European press release (shown below in blue) doesn’t mention anything about digital either. The North American press release does.

Of course we could be wrong or things may change, but the way it looks like now is that One Piece: Pirate Warriors will be physical in Europe and digital in North America.

North American Trailer

European Trailer

European Press Release

The number one best-selling manga of all time, ONE PIECE, embarks on its maiden voyage aboard the PlayStation 3

At NAMCO BANDAI Games’ Global Gamer’s Day event in Las Vegas today, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. announced ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS, developed by OMEGA FORCE / TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD., exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The collaboration between TECMO KOEI GAMES and NAMCO BANDAI Games brings together the leading manga franchise and top fighting action to create the ONE PIECE perfect storm. ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will be sailing into retailers across EMEA and Australasia in 2012.

The first nautical outing for the ONE PIECE series on PlayStation 3, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will immerse players in the Straw Hat Pirates’ grand voyage, letting them face up to hordes of pirate and Marine enemies and experience all the great moments from the anime right up to Marineford. Faithful to the original ONE PIECE manga by Eiichiro Oda, players will relive their favourite scenes controlling pirates including Luffy, Zorro, Nami, and others, each with their signature, including Gomu-Gomu, attacks.

Featuring the best-loved characters and the vast majority of adversaries from the ONE PIECE universe, 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. The story mode will drop players right into the heart of the rich ONE PIECE universe filled with beloved characters, powerful enemies, touching moments and memorable scenes.

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS for PlayStation 3 will be welcoming ONE PIECE fans on board in 2012.

  • RedDragon10

    That kind of sucks for the ones living in the US like me.  Oh well, digital game is better than no game.  

  • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

    Glad the PS3 is region-free! :D

  • VongolaBoss

    My thoughts exactly

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    if your connection is bad you can just import at least, i will just buy it in store now i know this

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    hmmm it shows FUNimation credited in the NA trailer but not in the EU one, then again EU dvds don’t show FUNi either but it is FUNi

  • Foolywolf

    I dont care about this game anymore cause its not on xbox so im not excited anymore. :’(

  • Mark Currie

    It was never even hinted that it would come to Xbox so why get excited in the first place?

  • luffy0817

    yea… i really do hope you’re wrong…..

  • narutobleachop

    damn life!!! why does Europe always get the best stuff!?! This game is gonna be huge… i hope my 80Gb PS3 can handle it

  • Sharnerius1


  • Leena Vien

    they should also make this for xbox 360!!!!!

  • Leena Vien

    they should also make this for xbox 360!!!!!

  • ibster

    that’s why you should have gotten a ps3 m8

  • Ivan Rodriguez


  • Mister Kring

    I told you Europe would get a physical copy, sorry America…

  • SasukexNaruto2

    If it’s a digital copy then USA will get in on ps3 cheaper because no case an manual I assume 40$

  • Mark Currie

    If you look on PSN for full games, they usually cost the full RRP, regardless of the fact they have no disk or box. On the UK PSN store, a brand new game that I could buy from retail for £40 costs £50.

  • Boomer6574

     They might do that with the next one…i hope.

  • Jonez

    ugh!, they said this wasn’t for xbox Months ago

  • ibster

    EU always gets the best stuff? America always gets everything before EU almost all the time

  • Kuroro L.

    Its probably because it won’t have english voices, same happened with “Warriors Orochi 3″ I read somewhere before that Sony doesn’t allow games to release as hard disk ( retail disk ) on America if they have only japanese voices, they need to have english voices else they will only release on PSN … This is not a problem for Europe they got “Warriors Orochi 3″ as retail disk as well

  • Kira

    And America dont Have saint seiya ps3 and card edition

  • Kira

    EU FTW!!!!!!!!

  • pika415

    but EU gets the better deals we get it first but america is barely interacted with anime besides just the loving fans where are our events with big game release like the whole generation fair in tokyo or in the Eu none in america..

  • Frank van Leeuwen

    EU FTW!!!!

    gonna get the treasure box!!!

  • SuperGosen4

    I guess I’m going to import this from Europe -_- America, you have FUCKED us over…

  • cloudsmiles999

    it would be cool to have the cover and everything but honestly idc im still gonna check this 1 out for sure 

  • Portgas D. Ace

    no Marco and Shanks!!!!!!! ><"    but =( exelent One Piece game anyway

  • Mark Currie

    Yakuza 3 only had Japanese voices, did America get a retail copy of that?

  • Draco44752

    Hah! Xbox Isn’t Worthy!

  • Draco44752

    Hope It Comes On 3DS Or Vita! Just Kidding! Hahalolololol!

  • Sandrie Manzano

    yes they have. same with the yakuza 4

  • demonsrage

    I love the backround music of this trailer so epic :)

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    has everyone seen the new one piece movie trailer?

  • Ivan Rodriguez

     me not

  • Sharnerius1

    What trailer?

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    Search one piece movie z and you’ll see

  • Mike

    so what about australia physical or digital copy anyone knows?

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    We have always been grouped with Europe, if there is a special edition JB Hi Fi will have it for sure. So our Aussie release will be Europes

  • Mike

     thanks mate!!!!!

  • Jason Ellis

    Yeah, sucks to have to import from Europe though.

  • Mohd Abd Shafiq

    hope it will come out for xbox 360 though

  • alexandre oliveira

    Sorry only on PS3 that’s official =P