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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Review

When it comes to ‘Warriors‘ games, you are going to have one of two reactions. You are either going to be excited at the thought of demolishing hordes of enemies between crumbs of a story or you are going to loathe the thought of doing just that for fear of sheer boredom. Both viewpoints are valid and if you have played one ‘Warriors’ game you are sure to have quickly formed an opinion one way or the other. In recent times the ‘Warriors‘ franchise has become the Japanese video games equivalent of Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed. Tecmo Koei and Omega Force crank out multiple games a year under the ‘Warriors‘ banner rarely stopping to do much in way of reinventing the wheel. While admittedly some ‘Warriors‘ games prove to be more interesting than others, it is the One Piece: Pirate Warriors series of games that has a place in my heart personally. As a fan of One Piece, these games are easily the best games based on the franchise ever put together. They …

Hands-On With One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 At SMASH! 2015

Bandai Namco Entertainment has a fairly sizeable presence at most, if not all, good pop culture conventions, and that includes Sydney’s very own SMASH! (Sydney Manga and Anime Show). The convention plays host to an abundance of great upcoming additions to Japanese pop culture and there’s nothing more loved in Japanese pop culture than that of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece; a series that has been running since 1997 and still continues to run in the modern age of Anime and Manga. Bandai Namco Entertainment, this year, had somewhat of a smaller booth, but it was constantly filled to the brim with people wanting to get even the slightest glimpse of a couple of the publisher’s upcoming games, one of them being One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, which I was lucky enough to get a chance to experience first-hand. What’s there to say about One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 that hasn’t already been said about the first two games? Honestly…nothing, but I think I’ve come to realise that it’s not really a bad thing. The way I …

Yo! – One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Western Release Date Announced

Having possessed only a vague release window until now, fans of the Straw Hats might be happy to know that the game now has an official release date…fans of other pirate crews can also be happy about this fact, it’s not just as Straw Hat exclusive. For those who live in the Americas, August 25th is the date to mark, with those in Europe, Australasia and the Middle East having to wait an additional three days, making August 28th the dawn of this third pirate warrior endeavour. Now, whilst it’s certainly beneficial to know this, it is still quite a wait until this game begins its life in our respective collections. So, to tide you over (that’s a little nautical humour for you) why not enjoy the latest trailer? It’s the one just down the page a little bit…the one that’s currently staring at you with its piercing, shark eyes. -30-

New Trailers Released For Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Pirate Warriors 3 and J-Stars Victory Vs+

Bandai Namco Games have done something a little crazy today; they’ve gone ahead and released a whole bunch of information and assets regarding a few of their top upcoming titles all at once which, for people like me who’s job it is to report on this news, has me in a bit of a frantic state. Somewhat because I have to write up this news and somewhat because I’m very much excited about the new trailers that have just been released. While I could’ve done three seperate articles for these new videos, I decided against it because, well, they all actually have something in common that isn’t just that they’re Bandai Namco titles. Fans of Shonen Jump Anime and Manga wills urely be fans of the video game titles that Bandai Namco Games release because, in case you have no idea, a lot of their games are indeed based on Anime or Manga, especially that of Shonen Jump. Series’ like Naruto, Bleach, Saint Seiya, they all have their games published by Namco Bandai. About a …

Bandai Namco Games Announces “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Doflamingo Edition”

Both Bandai Namco’s “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 1” and “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2” were huge successes the world over. There are many people, some who aren’t even fans of Anime as a whole, that absolutely adore the adventures of Luffy and crew as they sail around the world of “One Piece” finding new enemies to defeat and new citizens to save. This is why the “One Piece” range of video games does so well! Bandai Namco knows this and because of just how well-received their games are, they always like to give their fans just a little bit more to enjoy with the release of a new title. You know that “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3” is on the verge of being released but what you may not know is that Bandai Namco Games Australia have just announced both a special edition of the upcoming game as well as some pre-order bonuses one can nab just for getting in early. This special video game package is titled the “Doflamingo Edition” and, while obviously coming …

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Luffy, Law, Doflamingo, Fujitora Gameplay Videos Released

Yo! By now you surely know that there’s another “One Piece” video game on the way right? Of course! The third in the series of “Pirate Warriors” brawlers is set for a release in both Japan and the West this year, and the Publishers of the upcoming title Bandai Namco Games have just released another set of gameplay trailers that each focus on a different character. This isn’t strange for Bandai Namco Games who are constantly giving the pop culture world pieces of pre-release media like screenshots and videos. “Pirate Warriors 3” will feature the same gameplay mechanics fans of the series have come to know and love but, for the sake of those who HAVE played all the games in the series, it will also feature some updated features so that the game doesn’t come across as boring. With a whole new character roster and some awesome-looking graphics, it’s a little hard to pass up what will hopefully be the best “One Piece” video game to date. There is no specific Western release date …

This New Batch of Screenshots Have Proven That One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Is Going To Rock!

Bandai Namco Games, like usually, have today done us all a pretty awesome solid. Like any good video game publisher they’ve gone ahead and released and amazingly huge batch of fresh screenshots from their upcoming PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita action/adventure game “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3”. This series has only gotten better and better thanks to Bandai Namco’s ability to listen to the fans of the games and these new screenshots SHOULD prove to you that the new title is going to be one of the most memorable “One Piece” games of all time. Not only does it have an outstanding playable character roster, it also happens to feature most (if not all) of the “One Piece” story for you to play through as well as some of the best graphics we’ve seen in a “One Piece” game to date. Alongside some high resolution screenshots, Bandai Namco Games also released a few key character visuals to burn into your retinas. “Pirate Warriors 3” is set for a release in Japan this March on …

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Announced for Western Release

Yohohoho! Calling all prospective Pirate Kings (who live in Europe, Middle-East and Australasia) who feel like getting down to some serious business in 2015. For those of you who want to bring the fight to ludicrous amounts of enemies (and you own a PS3, PS4, PS Vita or Steam) why not check out a graphically enhanced Pirate Warrior 3? Experience the tale of Luffy as he takes on numerous villains on the path to become King of the Pirates. This time around however, the story continues a little further forward as everyone’s favourite straw hat wielding pirate takes on the terrifying Heavenly Demon himself; Donquixote Doflamingo. But fear not, because one of Luffy’s long lost allies may just be joining in on the festivities. Who is it you ask? Well I’ll give you a hint; it’s Sabo. In regards to this third jaunt down pirate combat lane, Herve Hoerdt (Vice President of IP Strategy at Bandai Namco Games Europe) said: “After two successful episodes for the “Pirate Warriors” brand, Bandai Namco Games and Koei Tecmo Games decided …

Sabo To Feature As Playable Character In Upcoming One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

While I was always fairly excited to get my hands on the upcoming “One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3” game, I’ve never been more excited than I am right now thanks to this! Fans of the series, both Anime and Manga, will know that the hero of the story, Luffy, has two adoptive brothers; Ace and Sabo. Those not too invested in the series may know who Ace is because he’s in every single piece of “One Piece” media but they may not know who Sabo is. Those up do date with the story will know who this mysterious young man is and also just how damn awesome he can be…especially in a fight. Recently re-introduced into the main story as a man once thought dead, Sabo comes to the aid of his brothers, both dead and alive, as the Chief of the Revolutionary Army; a title he will wear well in the upcoming “Pirate Warriors” game seeing as he’s going to be in it as a playable character. As of right now, all we have …

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 – Tokyo Game Show Trailer Posted Online

Bandai Namco Games alongside Tecmo Koei Games have today released the first trailer for the upcoming ‘One Piece’ video game title ‘Pirate Warriors 3’. Announced about a week ago, the next in the ‘Pirate Warriors’ line of games goes all the way back to the beginning of the ‘One Piece’ series and looks as though it will cover the entire story from the first arc all the way up until the most recent. Bandai Namco Games, at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, showed this trailer to a lucky crowd of people who were fortunate enough to get a spot at their expo panel. Well now, after a week, the video game distributor have released the first trailer online in full HD for everyone not at TGS 2014 to enjoy and we’ve provided it for you below. ‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’ will be the first game from the series to get a release on all current Sony consoles – the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita – and you can expect to see it …

Time To Set Sail Once Again! One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Announced

It was only a matter of time before we’d be hearing this news. Bandai Namco Games alongside their ‘Pirate Warriors’ partners Tecmo Koei Games have just announced their next big ‘One Piece’ video game title ‘One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3’. Yahoo! This news is fantastic and comes as quite a surprise seeing as the Tokyo Game Show is coming up and this writer would have thought they’d have announced it there. One thing we’re keeping up hopes for is that they take the chance to reveal more information about the game at the upcoming video game expo which, considering Bandai Namco and Tecmo Koei’s past experiences, I’m sure they’ll absolutely do! ‘Pirate Warriors 3’ will continue on the same vein as the other two games as it retells the ‘One Piece’ story through mind blowing CG animation and some of the best brawling you’ll find in a contemporary game. The previous game (‘Pirate Warriors 2’) had a heck of a character roster so one can only assume that the new roster will be bigger and …