One Piece: Burning Blood – Shanks, Koala, and More Characters Confirmed

The roster for One Piece: Burning Blood just keeps increasing as six more characters have been confirmed playable! Those six are Red-Haired Shanks, Koala, Emporio Ivanko, Jesus Burgess, Captain Buggy, and Mr.2 Bon Clay. The news comes thanks to Fuu from Shuiesha’s V-Jump magazine which also confirms there will be 42 playable characters and Koala will have a beach costume as DLC.


So far, 40 playable characters have been confirmed in One Piece: Burning Blood. They are as follows:

  1. Bartholomew Kuma
  2. Bartolomeo
  3. Boa Hancock
  4. Borsalino (Pre-Timeskip, Post-Timeskip)
  5. Bon Clay (Mr. 2)
  6. Brook
  7. Buggy
  8. Crocodile
  9. Donquixote Doflamingo
  10. Dracule Mihawk
  11. Edward Newgate
  12. Enel
  13. Eustass Kid
  14. Franky
  15. Gekko Moriah
  16. Issho
  17. Ivankov
  18. Jesus Burgess (Post-Timeskip)
  19. Jinbe
  20. Jozu
  21. Kuzan (Pre-Timeskip, Post-Timeskip)
  22. Koala
  23. Marco
  24. Marshall D. Teach
  25. Monkey D. Luffy (Pre-Timeskip, Post-Timeskip)
  26. Nami
  27. Nico Robin
  28. Perona (Pre-Timeskip)
  29. Portgas D. Ace
  30. Roronoa Zoro
  31. Sabo
  32. Sakazuki (Pre-Timeskip, Post-Timeskip)
  33. Sanji
  34. Sengoku
  35. Shanks
  36. Smoker
  37. Tony Tony Chopper
  38. Trafalgar D. Water Law
  39. Usopp
  40. X Drake

Six support-only characters have also been confirmed in the game. Each support character has their own function to help playable characters in-battle. In Burning Blood, players can select up to 3 playable characters and 3 support characters on a team.

  1. Dr. Kureha is a 139-year-old doctor who lives in Drum Kingdom. Activating her heals the controlled character.
  2. The Square Sisters are two sisters who are completely loyal to Franky. They can increase the attack strength of characters without Haki.
  3. Laboon is a large Island Whale living at “Twin Cape,” the exit to Reverse Mountain. When activated, it increases defense each team an ally falls.
  4. Karoo is captain of the Super Spot-Billed Duck Squad from Alabasta Kingdom. He can temporarily grant health regeneration and increased attack.
  5. Curly Dadan is the boss of a family of bandits, and Ace and Luffy’s adoptive mother. She can temporarily increase attack strength based on the enemy’s enhancements.
  6. Bepo is a member of the Heart Pirates. He makes it so that the player can activate Unity Assist once without using the Burst Gauge.


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One Piece: Burning Blood is a fighting game in development by Spike Chunsoft that will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment on April 21 in Japan, May 31 in North America, and June 3 for Europe. The game will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC/Steam, and Xbox One.