GEAR FOURTH! Since the day the game was announced, fans have wondered if Luffy’s latest form, the Boundman, will be playable in the game. There was a hint right in the logo with Luffy biting his forearm, but no outright confirmation. In a brand new scan from Shueisha’s Jump magazine we get that outright confirmation! As you can see below, Gear Fourth Luffy is shown in a battle taken straight from the manga against Donquixote Doflamingo in Dressrosa!
Not only that, but the Japanese release date for the game has been confirmed – April 21, 2016! That’s just a little over four months away! We also see Luffy vs Doflamingo on the box art.
One Piece: Burning Blood is a fighting game in development by Spike Chunsoft that will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment in 2016 worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Western territories will also be able to enjoy the game on Xbox One. Confirmed characters include Monkey D. Luffy, Portgas D. Ace, Sabo, Crocodile, Enel, Trafalgar Law, Bartolomeo, Smoker, Donquixote Doflamingo, X Drake, Franky, Zoro, and Kuzan.