One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Confirmed for North America

The good people over at Namco Bandai Games America have confirmed One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is coming to North America this summer! The game, like Pirate Warriors 1 in North America, will be a downloadable title only for the PS3.

Europe will also receive the game in the summer for PS3, but they will have the option to purchase a physical copy. Japan will receive the physical version of the game on March 20, 2013 for PS3 and PSVita.

Check out the North American trailer and press release below.

SAN JOSE, Calif., (January 21, 2013) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS™ 2 for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will be coming to North America in summer 2013. ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 2 is an action adventure game developed by TECMO KOEI GAMES and is based off of ONE PIECE, one of the most widely read and popular manga and anime series in the world.

Players will be able to set off on grand adventures with well-beloved characters such as Luffy, Sanji, Zoro and the rest of the Straw Hat crew to explore and conquer island after island while traveling through the New World. With playable characters from the original title along with never before seen characters joining the battle, fans can enjoy seeing whole line-ups of their favorite ONE PIECE characters springing to action, including Eneru for the first time ever on PS3.

ONE PIECE fans will explore wondrous and mysterious island environments in the bizarre realm beyond the Grand Line while they sail through uncharted territories, including previously unreleased stages such as Skypiea.

The on-going partnership between TECMO KOEI GAMES and NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc. melds top quality fighting action with the phenomenally widespread manga franchise to produce a truly swashbuckling video game experience. By leveraging the simple controls from the Dynasty Warriors series, players will be able to enjoy new intensive tactical action in conjunction with the expanded roster of character appearances.

“The successful collaboration between TECMO KOEI GAMES and NAMCO BANDAI Games will provide excitement never seen before, surpassing the previous title with more of Dynasty Warrior’s excitement and ONE PIECE’s wildly popular adventures,” says Wyman Jung, Associate Brand Manager at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “Our goal is to bring a fresh and riveting gameplay experience fit for fans aspiring to be the next Pirate King.”

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 2 is slated to launch in North America in summer 2013 for the PlayStation 3 system.