One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Demo Announced, Pre-Orders Over 500,000

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

Namco Bandai Games Japan, at a press event, announced there have been over 500,000 pre-orders already, 16 days before the official release of the game! They’ve also announced the One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 demo will be released this week on March 7, 2013! The demo will consist of Luffy and Law as playable characters with the option of two player co-op! Players who download the demo before March 20 will also get an original custom theme with Luffy, Law, and Smoker.

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Just to be clear, this is for JAPAN! No information on a demo for North America or Europe has been announced at this time.

Good news is if you have a Japanese PlayStation Network (PSN) account, you can download the demo for free no matter where you live! At least this has been our experience here at Saiyan Island for past PlayStation 3 games. Anyways, if you don’t have a Japanese PSN (also known as SEN, Sony Entertainment Network) account, you can get one for free at account.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com. It is worth noting you must select Japan as your country to get a Japanese PSN account. We’ve taken a screenshot of the English version below so you can fill in the form correctly since the text will change to Japanese once you pick Japan. Once you’ve signed up, and clicked the confirmation link in your e-mail, you can go to your PS3 and sign in with your new account. On February 19th, logged in with your Japanese PSN account, you should see and be able to download the Naruto Storm 3 demo in the the Japanese PlayStation Store.

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Lastly, Namco Bandai has mentioned it will give away a One Piece: Pirate Warriros 2 PS Vita film cover, with matching wallpaper, to those fans who purchase PS Vita system and PS Vita version of the game together. Supplies will be limited.

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Thanks Toni Danielsson and MD Punk

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is an action/adventure in development by Tecmo Koei’s Omega Force. The game will be published by Namco Bandai Games in Japan (PS3/PSVita) on March 20, 2013 and Europe/North America (PS3 only) sometime in the summer of 2013.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.waabenammentorp Paul Waaben Ammentorp

    Please, this is the One Piece area. Dont discuss anything about Storm 3 here. Thanks. ONE PIECE FTW!!!

  • http://twitter.com/crooktj Tom Crook

    Feb 07th? that a typo error? I’m guessing March 07th

  • http://twitter.com/firebrainjp jourdan penn

    Ummmm so shuldnt se have already seen the demo if it came out lik last month

  • King_Kobra619

    You just discussed Storm 3 which will therefore make everyone else join in, congratulations!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.y.ding.1 Michael Yi Ding

    lol i know at first i thought it was an archived article when he mentioned storm 3 then i realized its prob a mistake

  • Master Art

    A demo consisting of two of my favourite One Piece characters + a free theme. definitely making a japanese account on thursday to get this :D

  • RedDragon10

    That Vita cover looks freaking sweet.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    so if i make a japanese account and get this demo, then can i access this theme in english if i switch to my regular account?

  • http://www.facebook.com/hamlet.villahernandez Hamlet Villa Hernandez

    I really wish they would make a physical copy in the U.S. that way i wouldn’t have to spend $80 on importing it from Europe. But, if there is no other way then what can i say… Might as well start saving up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.ramirez.7587370 John Ramirez

    500,000? There’s no way that can be right!

  • Quogie

    lame. I just brought a vita, q.q

  • lightdarkgamer

    one piece pirate warriors 2 will be amazing or sure !!!! Cant Wait ppl !!!!XD whos With me ??

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    so if i access this demo after i make my account and get the wallpaper, will it appear in english on my regular psn account?

  • unleashrage

    should i wait till i get the game or get the demo when its out?…nah i think i will download it so i can be Law and get the free theme :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.waabenammentorp Paul Waaben Ammentorp

    I only mentioned Storm 3. I didnt say any details about it, like “Please let us have Edo Kages!”. :P

  • EighteenSky

    Don’t think it’ll do as well as the first game, Musou games usually don’t, still hope it will sell a lot though and these pre-orders are most certainly a good sign.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000328444479 Jonathan Rivera Almodovar

    I really want this game I can’t wait to play as. Eye hawk, and law

  • http://www.saiyanisland.com/ Saiyan

    hah your right, our mistake! thanks for pointing it out!

  • http://www.saiyanisland.com/ Saiyan

    We were thinking Storm 3 since it comes out tomorrow while writing this news.

  • http://www.saiyanisland.com/ Saiyan

    Based on our experience, the demo should be available on all other accounts sharing the same PS3. We can’t say for sure for the wallpaper, but we’d guess you should be able to access it from there too.

  • http://www.saiyanisland.com/ Saiyan

    it’s correct :)

  • Nanashi

    Wow. Is that more than Storm 3? xD

  • http://twitter.com/Oathkeeper_Sora OathkeeperSoraXIII

    this game is already looking to do more than the 1st game, in terms of week 1, the 1st week’s shipment the 1st game shipped 650,000. this one already has 500,000 pre-orders. I think more people will buy this due to the fact it has all the straw hats in their New world costumes :) I’d like to see it break the trend of ‘Musou’ sequels don’t see as well as the prequels :)

  • unleashrage

    Yes the theme should work on your english psn account as for the first game i downloaded the themes for it and use them on my english account :)

  • unleashrage

    Yeah it will! I’m with ya buddy :)

  • JamesMarrshal

    Not even close

  • Mike Luffy

    anyone know where i can preorder this game?

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    there is a chance of getting it to the US! myself and a few other fans are collaborating to get namco to allow funimation to dub it!

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    awesome! say are you a US one piece fan?

  • Joseph Cregier

    In Japan, yes. The Naruto games aren’t that popular in Japan. Worldwide however, they’re extremely popular; Generations sold over a million worldwide, but 1/10 of a million in Japan haha. That’s why we’re getting the game first because it’s way more popular than it is in Japan. I wish One Piece was as popular overseas so we can get a physical release. I would buy Pirate Warriors 2, but I hate digital downloads.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    Well i guess i’ll find out! why does it say “Mod” by your name?

  • Uchiha D. Obito

    sweet a demo

  • Uchiha D. Obito

    i wanna play as law n aokiji n marco

  • Uchiha D. Obito

    obviously if u can play the demo in ur English account then obviously so can the theme

  • Glenn Henry

    It says the Demo came out in February. Its already March………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………:/

  • unleashrage

    No, i am an UK fan but i am importing the treasure box :)

  • unleashrage

    try amiami as that’s where i pre ordered mine from.

  • ibster

    =O that theme with the demo was a big surprise, a really awesome one at that! ^.^ cant wait to download it. knew my jap psn account would come in handy for games other then Naruto.

  • http://www.facebook.com/hiei.superdeadlyking Hiei Superdeadlyking

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH great news! 7th time to download of the japanese psn once again and woahhhh 500’000 no way im sorry vegeta your record is finally broke!

  • Can’t think of name

    I’ve downloaded many japanese themes. Yes the text will be in english if you have the system’s language set at that. Any words in the image will still be japanese(obviously). Enjoy. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/lightning.serah.92 Lightning Serah

    PLEAAAASSSSSE WE ONE PIECE FANGIRLS NEED TASHIGI IN THIS GAME

  • Rekkonn

    What about Khalifa?

  • Portgas D Ace

    I tried to create an account, and a yellow exclamation icon appeared at the top of the page with a text that I dind’t understand, did I create it? or I failed? xD

  • Black_Sharingan

    Damn this game came out surprisingly quickly compared to Storm 3! Seems like yesterday it was only just announced.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geo-Marley/1255930543 Geǿ Marley

    I din’t care to wait some more months for an english demo. But for a theme too? I’m sold!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geo-Marley/1255930543 Geǿ Marley

    How much does the treasure box costs?

  • Idy Inyang

    Why does Japan always get the good stuff?! :(

  • Zero anime

    yeha baby a demo i hope they make more longer that naruto storm 3 i really was sad about the demo so fast done it

  • sasori93__93

    Because anime is from Japan? O.O

  • adwasd

    you’re*

    do i get a thanks too now? :)

  • adwasd

    Because anime and manga were all originated in Japan. Durh.

  • adwasd

    because he’s a mod, dumbass.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    in the UK do you guys normally get the same anime dubbing as NA? like funimation?

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    awesome. thanks for the reply!

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    the demo is in Japanese

  • sasori93__93

    Of course it’s correct.It’s One Piece after all :D

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    one piece is very popular around the world, not just naruto you know.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    well one piece always surpasses naruto, so storm 3 is actually the least demanded game compared to the recent one piece PS3

  • ludafactor

    World Wide Naruto Storm 3 is impressive except for Japan, One Piece has that backwards except Europe it is also Popular but without an english Dub. If One Piece was aired for Funimation instead of 4Kids, then the tides might of turn to their favor or worse.

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

    Not even close ur ass.. u r just a narutard who think naruto is the best anime in the world.. just kill ur self before u lay eggs and infested the world..

  • ludafactor

    What’s your PSN if you dont mind giving it to me :)

  • ludafactor

    Woah no need to call him a dumbass, lol

  • RedDragon10

    Its not even that. Add all of the popularity for naruto outside of Japan and compare that to One piece’s popularity in Japan alone, One piece is still more popular.

  • RedDragon10

    It’s cause most of the news you’ve been reading on SI was relating to naruto only.

  • Portgas D Ace

    How do we know when the account has been created? I follow the steps and a yellow exclamation symbol and a text appear at the top of the page, but all in japanese :S

  • Astro Blitz

    This is great, Storm 3 and Kaizoku Musou 2 demo two days later.

  • Astro Blitz

    Does anyone know if I order Kaizoku Musou 2 from Europe, will it work on my north american ps3 just fine? Im not getting it on digital thats for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ynotenshi Yami No Tenshi

    Well, as I can play japanese games on my european PS3, I imagine that it also works for european games on american PS3 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ynotenshi Yami No Tenshi

    Or Yesasia, I always preorder my japanese games on this site. :)

  • Shinobuden

    This looks really awesome. European/NA versions better get this too since we were left out with the Pirate Warriors themes.

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

    i will download it to see copy-paste from Pirate Warriors 1 xD but still i can’t wait

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

    hahahaha you’re a nerd too so shut up

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

    so you’re saying that you bought a japanese version?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-WmpoP6ZSs Kira

    Awsome im anxious to play!!!

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    ACE!!! YOUR ALIVE!!!

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    i know right? if 4kids never took it, imagine how far we would be anime wise compared to japan…..

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    don’t worry about it, but thanks. I’m surprised he was able so say that without getting blocked.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    anyone interested in helping to get the game dubbed in english for the US let me know! We have a chance at it!

  • JamesMarrshal

    Not talking about the anime you sub human fanboy. The games, and its clear the naruto fighting games are better than the other adaptations of anime into games.

  • unleashrage

    10,250 yen

  • unleashrage

    Yes i bought a japanese version, i’m not waiting months for the EU copy, i know its coming out earlier in EU compared to the first game but i want the treasure box to go with the other one i bought for the first game.

  • unleashrage

    Yes we get the same dubbing.

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

    You won’t understand the game then…too bad

  • unleashrage

    I bought the first game in japanese and was fine with it plus i can speak japanese to an certain extent as i am learning the language.

  • http://www.facebook.com/duffy.steffanni Duffy Steffanni

    Digital blows but to my understanding this will be a hard copy

  • http://www.facebook.com/duffy.steffanni Duffy Steffanni

    true

  • http://www.facebook.com/duffy.steffanni Duffy Steffanni

    Law…. -__-

    Shouldve been Zoro

  • Portgas D Ace

    Why so surprised? As I said when I was child: I WILL NEVER DIE

  • kisame007

    John Ramirez what the scouter say about epicness of this game?

  • EighteenSky

    So just like Storm 3 is a copy and paste of Storm 2 which in turn is a copy and past of the original Storm right? And don’t lie saying you can’t wait, you’re as obvious a Naruto fanboy as I’ve seen. You’ve never read or watched OP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lightning.serah.92 Lightning Serah

    TitaniaGirlSerah ^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/lightning.serah.92 Lightning Serah

    Califa is nice but tashigi is in punk hazard she haves more sense

  • ibster

    just make a Japanese psn account and download it

  • Joseph Cregier

    Not in America, in Europe I’m sure they’ll get one.

  • Pedro

    Law is the best !!! *-*

  • OnlineVirus

    Does One Piece Pirate Warriors series follow the story of original one piece, or does it make up one? Sorry never play a One Piece Game from this series.

  • ludafactor

    Great, I added you :D

  • unleashrage

    The first game followed the story but this game will not it will feature a completely original story, check out trailer 4 which was released.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    well i meant in America during the 4kids reign but your still right.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    that would actually be fun

  • RedDragon10

    Hahaha still upset about storm 3? Shouldn’t take it out on OP just because you preordered pretty much the same game over again. Madara with a crappy moveset and a terrible awakening, less combos to perform, the non-addition of the edo kages, gold/silver brothers, and others, and pointless new features like ring out and cutscenes played while finishing off your opponent all prove that point.

    On the brightside, this game looks to be great.

  • Shinobuden

    Why? It’s all in Japanese so I won’t understand anything. Granted, I have a general idea of where everything is but it’s still quite troublesome no matter how cool this theme is.

  • ibster

    the writing will still be in English if you have your PS3 set to English

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    well myself and a few other fans are collaborating to get namco to dub pirate warriors 2. You see, i emailed namco about it and they said if it was specifically requested they would dub it. So i stated a petition requiring 50,000 signatures so namco can see that we want it in english. I made it late sunday night and only 4 signers and my friends are trying to spread the word!

  • unleashrage

    I don’t have an interest in an eng dub as i’m a sub only guy but i don’t mind signing it so fans like yourself can get the dub they want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Geo-Marley/1255930543 Geǿ Marley

    In euro/pounds/dollars? :P

  • unleashrage

    About 84.20 euro, 72.70 pounds and 109.70 dollars. But thats just an estimate from online money exchange rates so it may differ slightly.

  • Mike Luffy

    thanks :)

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    every time i send you the link to the petition the message is covered up saying that it is waiting moderation, which then it is removed.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    seriously anyone who wants to help get this game dubbed let me know! we have a plan in motion!

  • unleashrage

    most likely because it has (dot) in it type the address without any dots. example saiyanislandcom. or you could message me it through fb which is linked to my disqus account up to you.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    i sent you a friend invite, since sending a message to a non-friend would be filtered out

  • ibster

    and whats that plan then?

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    well i e-mailed namco asking that they dub it, and basically wrote them an essay on why. They replied that as an outside source (me) they can’t take requests. But they said if it was specifically requested then it would be possible. So i collaborated with several other OP fans and we created a petition requiring 50,000 signatures that addresses namco and funimation to have the game dubbed. they way they will noticed and see that it was “specifically requested”

  • Rekkonn

    Ok. But, you can’t forget

    Miss Catherina
    Miss Father’s Day
    Miss Goldenweek
    Miss Merry Christmas
    Miss Monday
    Miss Valentine
    or Miss Doublefinger

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

    I’m downloading the demo, and i have ps3 theme xD

  • lightdarkgamer

    yeahh in japan pirate warriors 1 make a huge succes and sales !!!! 10x to the amazing crew of one piece they are massive !!!! nice job guys

  • Shinobuden

    Awesome. I guess I’ll try it out then. Still can’t create a japanese account though for some reason.

  • Shinobuden

    Okay, so I just created it on my PS3 insted of the PS site as shown above. It worked fine but I’m having a hard time searching for it. I’m on the PS Store now and everything is in japanese there (obviously), so how the heck do I search for it? I used google translate to get the kanji (I think it is at least) for it but I can’t figure out how to get the same kanji in the search. This is like rocket science I swear, I need to learn japanese.

  • Shinobuden

    Nevermind. I got it. Thanks for the help!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lightning.serah.92 Lightning Serah

    26 chars are confirmed
    this game haves 36 chars
    so 10 hidden chars hmm…
    tashigi plaese tashigi

  • http://twitter.com/ShaneMarshy2 TheMarshy2

    how do you get the theme i downloaded the demo played through it with both characters and still haven’t gotten the theme?

  • http://twitter.com/ShaneMarshy2 TheMarshy2

    how?

  • unleashrage

    its in theme settings on the far left of the playstation menu

  • unleashrage

    when you log on to the jp psn just keep pressing your right directional button it will go to a new page and you should see luffy

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    doesn’t it? are you a fan of the dub? if so we have a chance at getting this game dubbed!

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    i’m excited to play as him myself! are you a fan of the dub? if so we have a chance to dub this game!

  • RedDragon10

    Do we? I always assumed that there wouldn’t be a chance like the last game. I prefer the Japanese VA’s but not particularly in video games cuz its hard to play the game while also reading the subs.

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    Well you see, along with several other fans we have been trying to get namco to let funimation dub the game. so i was able to speak with a namco representative and he said only if it was specifically requested they would have the game dubbed. So we made a petition requiring 50,000 signatures and spreading the word to rally one piece fans so we can show namco we want the game dubbed. you see where i’m getting at?

  • PB360

    How does one sign the petition?

  • Ibrahim

    i have Storm 3 now just have to wait for Pirate Warriors 2 and life will be complete

  • ventus.venturini@terra.com.br

    black bear and black white yours favorites

  • http://twitter.com/AsuraDrago Asura Drago

    well i would send it to you through the messages here but the website doesn’t allow website addresses. Just search Asura Drago on google for a twitter account of the same name. Of my most recent tweets should have the link for the petition in it.

  • ahmed

    i do the following but it didnt work help?

  • cpo

    dudes. i can’t create a japanese account. could someone help me. the sites says that currently i’m not allowed to create an account ?!