Namco Bandai Entertainment America Inc. the premier publisher of anime video games today announced a new entry in the fighting game genre with One Piece: Burning Blood; coming to North America and Latin America in 2016 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system. One Piece: Burning Blood marks the debut of the One Piece video franchise on Xbox One platform.
Developed by Japan based video game developer Spike Chunsoft Co.,Ltd., One Piece: Burning Blood takes full advantage of the rich history of One Piece down to the finest details. Character expressions, elemental effects, and impact text come to life in this new game as if they were jumping off a manga page. Featuring all of the action, drama, and comedy from the world’s favorite pirate saga, One Piece: Burning Blood is all about style that will reheat fans’ nostalgia and pique the interest of curious new pirates.
One Piece: Burning Blood introduces an advanced battle system that replicates Devil Fruit abilities and Haki techniques in a true-to-series pirate free-for-all. Activated at will, these unique abilities can increase the player’s attack power, nullify incoming normal attacks, and more. Players must strategize how and when to use these special abilities to unleash their maximum fighting potential.
“One Piece is an enduring manga and anime franchise that enjoys a huge fan base all over the world,” says Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Namco Bandai Entertainment America Inc. “With One Piece: Burning Blood, we’re taking the franchise into new gameplay territory that’s sure to excite and challenge fans of the series.”