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. For more information on NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. game titles and products, please visit http://namcobandaigames.com/home
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About TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD.
TECMO KOEI GAMES Co., LTD. is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds, PCs and digital download content based Yokohama, Japan, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive® and Ninja Gaiden® series, KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger. More information about TECMO KOEI GAMES, visit www.gamecity.ne.jp
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