By Tracey Lien on Jan 21, 2013 01.21.13
Namco Bandai will bring One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 on PlayStation 3 to North America this summer, but the Vita version will not be receiving a local release. The game is being released on both PS3 and Vita in Japan, but a Namco representative told Siliconera that only the PS3 version will be making its way to the U.S. Developed by Tecmo Koei and based on the One Piece manga and anime series, players will set off on adventures with characters from the manga to explore and conquer islands. The game is due to release in the U.S. sometime this summer.
By Kevin Gifford on Dec 25, 2012 12.25.12
Not willing to waste any time, Namco Bandai Games has already nearly completed their work on One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, sequel to the Warriors-ish manga brawler released just this past September in the US and Europe. (This despite the fact that the original Pirate Warriors covered over fifty volumes worth of Eiichiro Oda's blockbuster manga, nearly the entire series up to the current New World story arc.) There's a reason for this speed, though: According to game producer Hisashi Koinuma, the concept for the sequel was already pretty well set in stone while they were developing the original. "The idea here was that we would recreate the story and setting in the first game," he explained in an interview published in this week's Famitsu magazine. "Then we'd pursue a more Warriors-like...