Namco Bandai Games Japan, at a press event, announced there have been over 500,000 pre-orders already, 16 days before the official release of the game! They’ve also announced the One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 demo will be released this week on March 7, 2013! The demo will consist of Luffy and Law as playable characters with the option of two player co-op! Players who download the demo before March 20 will also get an original custom theme with Luffy, Law, and Smoker.
Just to be clear, this is for JAPAN! No information on a demo for North America or Europe has been announced at this time.
Good news is if you have a Japanese PlayStation Network (PSN) account, you can download the demo for free no matter where you live! At least this has been our experience here at Anime Games Online for past PlayStation 3 games. Anyways, if you don’t have a Japanese PSN (also known as SEN, Sony Entertainment Network) account, you can get one for free at account.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com. It is worth noting you must select Japan as your country to get a Japanese PSN account. We’ve taken a screenshot of the English version below so you can fill in the form correctly since the text will change to Japanese once you pick Japan. Once you’ve signed up, and clicked the confirmation link in your e-mail, you can go to your PS3 and sign in with your new account. On February 19th, logged in with your Japanese PSN account, you should see and be able to download the Naruto Storm 3 demo in the the Japanese PlayStation Store.
Lastly, Namco Bandai has mentioned it will give away a One Piece: Pirate Warriros 2 PS Vita film cover, with matching wallpaper, to those fans who purchase PS Vita system and PS Vita version of the game together. Supplies will be limited.
Thanks Toni Danielsson and MD Punk
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is an action/adventure in development by Tecmo Koei’s Omega Force. The game will be published by Namco Bandai Games in Japan (PS3/PSVita) on March 20, 2013 and Europe/North America (PS3 only) sometime in the summer of 2013.