One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Confirmed for Summer 2013 European Release

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

YOREDEMO!! Namco Bandai Games Europe has today announced One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 will be making it’s way to Europe in the Summer of 2013 for the Sony PlayStation 3! Check out the press release below!

Note: No PS Vita release announced for Europe.

NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that the next game based on the global smash ONE PIECE manga and anime, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 2, is coming to PlayStation®3 in summer 2013.

Developed by Omega/Tecmo Koei, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 2, will come packed with piratical new features. Players will step into the shoes of characters including Luffy, Sanji and Zoro and join the rest of the irrepressible Straw Hat crew for all new adventures in the “New World” story. The game will also feature previously unreleased stages such as Skypiea and new characters including Eneru for the first time ever on PS3.

The successful ongoing collaboration between TECMO KOEI GAMES and NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. has resulted in sales of the first opus, ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS, reaching in excess of 1.2 million units worldwide. The collaboration combines the leading manga franchise with top fighting action to create the perfect ONE PIECE video game experience.

To celebrate 1.2 million sales of ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is pleased to offer a special discount exclusively on the digital version of the game and on all the downloadable content released so far. This special “digifest” promotion will be available via PlayStation®Network from December 12-26th, so be sure to bag the perfect pirate gift this Christmas.

“I am very pleased and proud to say that we have successfully shipped 1.2 million units of ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS worldwide, and we are glad to continue working on this fantastic franchise with ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 2 to keep all the fans happy,” said Koji Nakajima, producer of ONE PIECE games at NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. “It’s thanks to all of you, the people all over the world who bought the game, that I am able to announce this great news.”

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 2 will feature the best-loved characters from the latest anime series. Using the simple controls from the Dynasty Warriors series, players will be able to enjoy a fresh gameplay experience, including battles against boss characters such as Eneru which are made possible only by incorporating these control features.

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 2 for PlayStation®3 is coming in summer 2013.

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  • mvsmith

    I wish they waited til later. I would have loved to have Ceasar and the others from the current arc in it. But glad that the series is selling so well. Hope the Vita version comes shortly after and has some kind of remote play and saves progress. I have a feeling Film Z references and characters will be in it at least :)

  • treeko

    Quote”Using the simple controls from the Dynasty Warriors series” good job at degrading your own game Namco Bandai,anyways another Ripoff game from Namco bandai here -_-

  • British_Otaku

    They could have Caesar before the anime like Gigant Battle 2 had Hordy Jones or Gigant Battle had Ace’s death. Chances are relatively low, but it’s possible. More important that they flesh out Skypeia and Thriller Bark, the smaller arcs like Little Garden and such… Perhaps let the player have free reign to go to any mission with any character.

  • http://twitter.com/uchiha_damian20 Damian Uchiha

    I told you maniacs of this shit. This will be copy of dynasty warriors. Earlier someone said something like “How did you know this game will be hack&slash” Today games are so simple, i’m not surprised. 

    “ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 2 will feature the best-loved characters from the latest anime series. Using the simple controls from the Dynasty Warriors series, players will be able to enjoy a fresh gameplay experience, including battles against boss characters such as Eneru which are made possible only by incorporating these control features.”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA  Great News

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    THAT’S AWESOME, gotta finished up the 1st one.

  • RedDragon10

    So you post the same thing on two different articles? It’s as if your desperate for a response

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENRWH6PGHSJ274LYJOEMUZXHDM LiL JJ

     ”combines the leading manga franchise with top
    fighting action to create the perfect ONE PIECE video game experience”,Really? Pirate Warriors is far from being the perfect One Piece game for fans. In my opinion the battle style & level up system of Grand Adventure for the Ps2 was better(lol nobody probably remembers that game) despite the horrible 4Kids dub and the fact that they used mini versions of the characters,it was actually a good fun game. I think they should follow along those lines and just make it better,also the fact that they use full-size versions of the characters in this game makes it all the better. But, hey I’m in no control of that, some people might enjoy the dynasty warriors style but what about the ones who don’t,they would be much better going along the lines of the storm series even, as far as gameplay goes. I mean I like dynasty warriors but, for an anime based game? not so much..let alone (Bleach aka what ever that game was called)lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CR7GPCVRWLVKVGOOGXVK4YZNJE Hollow V2

    The first one sucked… needs more story and a better battle system. And they should include the stuff before the new world, I wanna play it in earnest… unlike in the hack job, part 1.

  • unleashrage

    still not getting the EU version unless the gap is only 2 weeks from the japanese release, also if a special edition is for japanese version and not EU i will just buy japanese version, plus UK got screwed with the special edition as it never came out over here. Glad i bought the JP treasure box :)

  • EA575

    PR speak. Come on, you should know better.

  • http://twitter.com/uchiha_damian20 Damian Uchiha

    maybe

  • Haoshoku_Haki

    why do people think the first one sucks? it is so fun! the story mode is fantastic. and being a dynasty warriors cloneisnt bad, that system works for allowing a huge amount of moves that one piece is well known for. plus beating mass amounts of people is what one piece is about and the characters themselves are way better than DW. as long as the move sets arent the same then this game will be incredible too!

  • Idy Inyang

    Haha, “One Piece isn’t renowned worldwide” MY ASS! Wow, 1.2 million games sold…WOOT!

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    87.2% of those sales came from Japan….

  • mvsmith

    I understand they could. But it won’t be complete. Complete as in final moves and final form. We still haven’t even seen all of Caesar’s true power right now. But I think it’s finishing up. I guess what I’m saying is I’d rather have the complete Punk Hazard arc instead of just part of it and some of the characters from it and the arc not finishing. I also say this because from youtube videos I’ve seen online it looks like the did an AMAZING job at making the cutscenes and battles true to the manga/anime. Maybe not as much as the storm series but pretty good.

    But I agree. As much as I’d rather have more content and characters and not so much a generations type game I would like deep exploration for skypiea and thriller bark arc. Skypiea in specific because that was an extremely good arc and they could do a lot with it. But nightmare luffy is also awesome. In some ways I would rather have the game be more like Unlimited Adventure/Unlimited Cruise. I played that on the wii and it was really fun. The mechanics, the attacks, and the story mode. Only bad thing was graphics but it was wii. I would really love for them to do an HD collection of that for PS3. 

    I did enjoy the grand battle/grand adventure games too. I played those when I was younger. I know it had the horrible 4kids dub but the games were fun and grand adventure had lots of customization, leveling up, and gave us lots of characters that were never meant to be seen in the dub. 

    I haven’t even had the chance to play the first pirate warriors game yet. It was on sale on PS+ for a while. I really want to play it and Tokyo Jungle but my hard drive is crying. I really did want to try Gigant Battle too. Those looked like fun. I but I got rid of my DS before I got those.

    But of all the ones I’ve played and haven’t played I do think the Unlimited Series are probably the most fun. The original stories are enjoyable too and it feels like watching a one piece episode. I love the funimation voices too and the flashbacks were awesome. Once I clear out my hard drive I’ll definitely buy the Pirate Warriors 1. And if it’s lots of fun I’ll get the second one and the vita version. Can’t believe that the first one piece psp game was in limbo for years and finally just recently gets released. But I’m glad they are moving to vita too :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7TYZTHF3VU74LKGKHOFUHQVJEM ace

    Tecmo Koei is always DW style. To get it like storm CC2 would have to do it. DW is fitting for OP though i do understand that everyone isn’t a fan of DW style 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nahnRPU3OwM&feature=related Kira

     yeah me too but im really anxious to play PW2

  • Agyon Henglin

    how long the japanese had it before other countries? like,6 months?
    And where is anime/manga originated?
    kthx

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    Both Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm: Generations and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi sold more in North America and Europe than Japan and both originated in Japan as well, making your argument invalid…..

  • Agyon Henglin

    Bah,  calling my statement invalid with that example?
    But i’ll continue to entertain you.

    1.If you didnt know, Xbox is basically dead in japan.
    2. Naruto games you mentioned are multi- platform, what i said at #1 affects the sales in japan. And If you want to even compare, your naruto has to be ps3 exclusive as well…logically.
    3. One piece is VERY popular to its core, it’s origin japan – more than naruto.
    4. Naruto on the contrary, IS equal or much more popular than one piece in overseas.
    –Of course the sales is the way it is…

     i assume you said my statement is invalid because i said “and where is anime/manga originated”? lmao.
    You just assumed that i said manga are more popular in japan than overseas?
    Did i say that? clearly? did i?
    Like anyone would really think that because manga are from japan, it’s sale is going to be higher than overseas…hahaha
    That’s just plain silly. And again, i didn’t say that at all.

    All i said was manga = from japan…that’s IT.
    Why did i mention that? Hoping that you would think about it for a moment…
    Manga = japan, check
    One piece = from japan, check
    One piece = most popular manga in japan, check
    One piece game = Highest sale from japan
    BINGO!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ENRWH6PGHSJ274LYJOEMUZXHDM LiL JJ

    O okay, I didn’t realize that. I mean I knew they were different companies, but I just thought it would be pretty cool, to you know have that type of battle style. But CC2 did work on One Piece: Grand Adventure though lol

  • http://Youtube.com/Jmeny14 Killer Popo

    Congrats, you managed to write of paragraph of facts that I(And pretty much everybody on SI) already know and are just proving that One Piece is only well-known in Japan(Not hating on OP it’s the truth).  I don’t know if you were trying to sound smart, but sorry to say it didn’t work since as you can see I already showed that One Piece is very popular in Japan by showing how many sales came from that one country and I don’t believe putting it on Xbox would have made it any better considering as you’ve stated before, “the Xbox is dead in Japan.” No offense but when I see your comments all I’m am seeing is a smartass trying to belittle somebody….

  • Agyon Henglin

    xbox IS dead is japan, my bad.
    If you’re not talking my word, why don’t you collect some data on the net or research instead of instantly neglecting it.

  • http://twitter.com/ZekeFerguson Zeke Ferguson

    Agyon. Your just another loser. Stay away from Saiyan Island,dumbass.

  • Idy Inyang

    …shit…

  • http://www.facebook.com/andeo.jaime Andeo C Jaime

    nah never mind those people.. they are a bunch of retard who only play COD, BATTLEFIELD etc….

  • http://www.facebook.com/andeo.jaime Andeo C Jaime

    well u should have use the wii version of the games like unlimitted cruise for example.. but still im hoping that they will released fighting games for onepiece. not hack and slashing… and yea i forgot.. theres a coming game called PROJECT versus J.. it features anime cross over of onepiece dragon ball and toriko… unconfirmed are naruto and bleach… check it out ^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/andeo.jaime Andeo C Jaime

    LOL thats the proof that most people in the US are fully retard person ..who only like shitty ninjas like naruto..

  • Yassine El Idrissi

    Hmm.. i think, they’re not retard. They’re people with there own opinion…