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ONE PIECE Pirate Warriors 4 Coming March 27

I haven’t ventured into the ONE PIECE anime and its over 900 episodes, but the CG trailer for this one looks good. It starts with Luffy demonstrating his Gear4 Snakeman (form?). Then, it cuts to other characters and a villain with giant horns coming out of his head with a glorious mustache that would make most Movember participants jealous.

If it sounds like I don’t know what’s going on, I don’t. With an original story, even fans won’t know at first. There is a gathering of strong people on Whole Cake Island in Wano Country, and the bad guy wants to “break this boring world”. In a shonen, what other excuse do you need to give him a good beating? Since it’s coming from the Omega Force team, you’ll be beating him and many other enemies in “Musou” style combat that sees ONE PIECE characters knocking out many enemies with a single hit.

Pre-ordering the game will unlock the Vinsmoke brothers early, and it will give you two costumes that are currently undisclosed for now. If you buy the game, you will receive the Wano costumes for Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, and Nami for free on launch. Very nice. There will also be a Kaido Edition in Europe with a big diorama showing the battle between Luffy and Kaido. I don’t see that it’s been announced for North America yet, but what game company doesn’t like money?

ONE PIECE Pirate Warriors 4 is coming on March 27. That might almost be enough time to catch up with the current anime episodes if you start now, and I’m tempted based on what I see. Check out the trailer for more story info and a peek at any familiar faces from the Blue Sea.

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