One Piece: Kaizoku Musou – Chopper, Drum Island Arc Confirmed

Posted on January 3, 2012

A brand new scan of One Piece: Kaizoku Musou has been released! It features our furry little friend, the Straw Hat Pirates doctor, Tony Tony Chopper! If you look directly to the right of the Chopper art, there are some very small glimpses of him in his Heavy Point form. To the left of the art is a scene from the anime where Luffy holds Dr. Hiluluk’s flag, essentially confirming the Drum Island arc!

Also, media for One Piece: Kaizoku Musou has been subtly hinting at co-op play. 1:06 into the Jump Festa One Piece: Kaizoku Musou Trailer, you can see Luffy fighting some thugs along with Zoro and Nami. The scan below, in the screenshot at the bottom right, shows Zoro jumping next to Luffy. We aren’t too sure if it’s multiplayer co-op play where you can enjoy the game with friends, tag team swaps where you can switch characters mid-battle like Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, or if it’s like a Naruto Storm assist character type scenario where the CPU controls other characters. Anime Games Online hopes it is the first of those three!

One Piece PS3, One Piece: Kaizoku Musou, is the first One Piece game on the Sony PlayStation 3. It will cover One Piece Part 1 as well as some of the story contents of the One Piece timeskip. The game is in development by Omega Force and and will be published by Namco Bandai Games and Tecmo Koei in Japan on March 1, 2012. A European release is rumored, but no plans have been revealed for North America.