One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Has Received A Release Date, Coming To All Platforms in March, 2020.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 Has Received A Release Date, Coming To All Platforms in March, 2020.
Credit: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe via YouTube

Bust out the straw hat, Luffy is heading to all platforms early next year. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 will set sail on March 27th, 2020, for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

This game franchise is based on the beloved manga and anime One Piece and is published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and developed by Koei Tecmo Games.

Here is the release date trailer posted by the publisher:

This is the fourth game in the One Piece: Pirate Warriors franchise, and the first one released since 2015. It was announced at the 2019 Anime Expo and received a great reception from One Piece fans.

The game will feature an original story in the land of Wano, as well as an original ending. The gameplay will be a lot like the Pirate Warriors that came before it, but with a few new features.

For example, the move sets have become more robust. For example, Luffy can now use attacks like Gigantic Thor Ax and Gomu Gomu no Hanabi. Playable characters will have up to four different special attacks, and each one can be leveled up to become more powerful.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 will feature some different game mechanics then its predecessors, like more air combat, jumping, and juggling foes while airborne.

The game will have more than 40 playable characters players can choose from, including Nico Robin, Franky, Tony Tony Chopper, Usopp, Boa Hancock, Carrot, and of course, Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro.

There will be story arcs included in the game that are a part of the manga, including the Dressrosa Arc, Whole Cake Island Arc, and Wano Country Arc. Also, the locations in the game will include Sabaody Archipelago, Dressrosa, Whole Cake Island, and Wano Country.

If One Piece fans pre-order the game now, they will receive early access to the Vinsmoke Brothers Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji. Gamers will also receive two costumes that will be announced later.

Europe Gamers will be able to buy The Kaido Edition. It comes with an exclusive 30 cm LED diorama of Luffy battling Kaido as well as the game. North America will hopefully get the Kaido Edition as well.

Also, anyone who buys One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 will receive four Wano costumes:
• Luffytaro (Luffy)
• Soba Mask (Sanji)
• Onami (Nami)
• Zorojuro (Zoro)

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 received average reviews from accredited gaming companies. IGN gave the game 6.9 out of 10, 76 percent from Metacritic, and 3.5 out of 5 from Trusted Reviews.
There was a lot of room for improvement in this game, so hopefully Pirate Warriors 4 lives up to the hype.