One Piece: Pirate Warriors Press Conference

In the land of the rising sun, Namco Bandai Games held a press conference to commemorate the completed development of One Piece: Pirate Warriors (One Piece: Kaizoku Musou) earlier today. Key members from Namco Bandai, Shonen Jump, and Sony were on hand to express their joy in the game’s completion and reveal that a new commercial will begin airing on February 27th o promote the game. They also revealed One Piece mangaka Eiichiro Oda drew an image as a show of thanks for creating the game. Below are some images from the event, including screenshots from the game and the golden PS3!

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Some of the pictures and news are from Japanese website Famitsu. If we understood the article correctly, and we may not have, it also seems that One Piece: Pirate Warriors already has over 500,000 pre-orders! That’s half a million pre-orders for One Piece PS3 in Japan alone!

One Piece PS3, One Piece: Pirate Warriors (or One Piece: Kaizoku Musou in Japanese), 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 will be published by Namco Bandai Games and Tecmo Koei in Japan on March 1, 2012. A European and North American release are possible based on trademark filings by Namco Bandai, but no official word has been released.