Bandai Namco Announces North America Release Date Plus Day 1 Bonuses For One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

Bandai Namco Announces North America Release Date Plus Day 1 Bonuses For One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
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Bandai Namco has announced the upcoming release dates for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4. The title is the fourth installment in the One Piece musou genre of games developed by Koei Tecmo and Omega Force.

Koei Tecmo and Omega Force are also behind the popular series Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors but have often teamed up with other companies to produce games like Hyrule Warriors.

According to the official website: “The Pirate Warriors are back and bring with them a more explosive story, more environments and even crazier attacks in ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 4. Follow Luffy and the Straw Hats from the beginning as they make their journey through different islands and onwards in the hopes of finding the illustrious treasure – the One Piece. Play through some of the most extraordinary areas in the ONE PIECE story and take on memorable foes.”

The game will allow players to experience the One Piece story from the beginning with musou action. As typical of a musou game, players can smash through hordes of enemies and use special skills unique to the large roster of characters. The environment is also interactable and can be destroyed along the players’ paths.

The newest game also has the largest character roster of the games so far, with over 40 fan favorites to choose from. This includes characters from the Dressrosa and Whole Cake Island arc. Some characters can also change their appearance through “Form Change.”

In the “Dramatic Log,” gamers can relieve the most popular episodes from the anime series.

There will be special day one bonuses, including the Onami costume for Nami, Zorojuro costume for Zoro, Soba Mask for Sanji, plus two more unknown outfits.

Digital Deluxe players will receive early unlock characters Vinsmoke Niji, Vinsmoke Icihiji, and Vinsmoke Yonji. The Season Pass bonus unlocks Charlotte Katakuri.

Along with a brand new trailer, Bandai Namco has announced the release date of its latest One Piece game. The game will first be released on March 26, 2020, in Japan, but not on PC. North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia players will get to play the game on consoles plus PC via Steam one day later on March 27.

The Xbox One version is digital-only, while the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch will have physical releases.