One Piece Tagged Articles RSS Feed | One Piece RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network 5 Best One Piece Games to Get Prepared for World Seeker Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:59:54 -0500 Nilufer Gadgieva

One Piece, the beloved Japanese pirate-themed adventure, is making a huge splash sometime this year in One Piece: World Seeker. The exciting release by Bandai Namco will feature our protagonist, Luffy, and his crew on their journey through a seamless open world and endless expansion.

With the arrival of World Seeker at our doorstep, it's worthwhile to take a trip down memory lane and refresh ourselves with some of the greatest One Piece releases to date. Even if you're completely new to One Piece, this list is guaranteed to get you on board.

5. One Piece: Unlimited Adventure

With an epic battle engine and humor that's bound to keep you interested for hours, Unlimited Adventure was a definite success, and Bandai Namco delivered exactly what fans had wanted in a game. You can access eight diverse characters from the start, and the skills of each are based on the continuous usage of their attacks as you progress through the vast open world and encounter enemies and adventure in every nook and cranny.

4. One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X 


With the 3DS being the best-selling handheld device of our times, there are unfortunately very few worthy games for it. However, One Piece managed to make its mark with Super Grand Battle! X, complete with memorable graphics upgraded from the traditional 2D structure of its predecessors and quality combat. Each character has secret skills, battles are packed with combination attacks, and you can play with up to four friends on the field.

3. One Piece: Burning Blood 

Burning Blood features around 44 characters at your fingertips, eye-candy technicolor graphics, and simplistic battles even a casual gamer can enjoy. Unfortunately, the game's concise storyline is a continuation of a (very lengthy) story arc, and players unfamiliar with the series would not catch on as fast. However, the exciting chases and unique attack combinations make for a fantastic runner-up.

2. One Piece: Unlimited World Red 

Focused more on combat than on adventure, Unlimited World Red offers everything a traditional One Piece game has to offer -- comedy, color, and a solid, self-contained story. This one strikes a great balance between a modern RPG and a fighting game. It also offers an entertaining Battle Coliseum, featuring repetitive boss battles, survival challenges, and cheesy mini-games to kill time.

1. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

Pirate Warriors 3 strikes as a favorite with most One Piece fans, as it's one of the most playable and enjoyable of the series and spanned across several platforms -- even more so than Pirate Warriors 1 and 2. What makes it a worthy addition to the series is that it's purely story-driven and gives you a rerun from the very beginning of the series, from when Luffy sets out of the Fuschia Village to achieve his aspiration of becoming a Pirateking.

What are some of your favorite One Piece games? Comment below and check out GameSkinny for more great content!

Two New One Piece Games Announced Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:59:54 -0400 Erroll Maas

The newest issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump Magazine has revealed that One Piece, the immensely popular manga and anime series by Eichiro Oda, has two new games based on it currently in development.

The first game, titled One Piece: Grand Cruise, is in development for PlayStation VR. Screenshots show exploration of the ship, and it's possible that players will get to interact with the Straw Hat Pirates and/or other characters. No other information about the game has been revealed.

Additionally, there will be a special playable demo of the game at the "Tokyo One Piece Tower" event at the Tokyo Tower on July 22, and it will let eight players play the game together.

The other game in development is an "unprecedented new One Piece game" which currently has no official  title but is code-named "Dawn". Bandai Namco, publishing company Shueisha, and Toei Animation (which animates the One Piece anime series and movies), are all involved with the new project. One Piece creator Eichiro Oda is also involved with the game's development, and is  helping with the plans and design of the game.

It has also been said that the game will be "enormous." At this time, it is unknown what platforms the upcoming game will be on

Due to the involvement of Toei Animation, the anime's soundtrack -- which is composed by Kohei Tanaka (Gravity Rush, Dragon Ball) --  will be featured in the game, which will be a first for a One Piece video game. 

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of  the One Piece manga, and Weekly Shōnen Jump Magazine previously outlined 10 projects as well as other announcements in celebration of the manga's two-decade run.  It is currently unknown whether the games will release in the West or be exclusive to Japan.

Stay tuned for more One Piece video game news here on GameSkinny.

One Piece Thousand Storm Is Great but Is in Dire Need of Fixes Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:00:01 -0500 Caio Sampaio

Smartphones are becoming more sophisticated and game developers have taken advantage of this trend, in order to tackle more ambitious projects, including RPGs.

An example is One Piece Thousand Storm.

Developed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. for both the Android and iOS systems, this game allows players to experience the universe of the One Piece anime and manga.

This title offers plenty of features to the community, including skills that are exclusive to one character, multiplayer and the possibility of collecting objects and characters from the One Piece universe.

Despite the positive elements of this title, there are some downsides that may persuade a player to give up on the experience.

However, before discussing the negative attributes of One Piece Thousand Storm, let's see two elements that this game did right.

Gameplay mechanics

As players venture themselves into the universe of the franchise, they can unlock skills that are exclusive to the character in use. The game also gives to players the chance of being joined by two other friends and create a trio.

This is useful as players start to tackle missions of higher difficulty in the game, as they will need to pick their characters carefully, in order to ensure that the skills of each member of the party complement each other.

The process of discovering which skills work best when combined leads players to explore the gameplay mechanics of the game, thus ensuring they need to make choices.

This process makes the experience have more meaning for players, as their choices will dictate whether they will emerge victorious or fall defeated.

The combat itself can be simple, if players wish. Characters can automatically move towards and attack enemies, in order to reduce the number of places players can put their finger on, thus keeping them from blocking their own view with their thumbs.

However, if players decide to control the character at all times, this option can be enabled through the menu of the game.

Visual Experience

The art team of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. made an excellent job in ensuring that the graphics of the game are faithful to the visual identity of the manga and the anime of One Piece.

This is a particularly tricky task, because the anime features 2D hand-drawn animations, whereas the video game offer to players computer-made animations and 3D environments.

There is a clear dissonance between the techniques used in both mediums to bring the characters to life, but the team managed to overcome it and make the cast of the video game look similar to one from the anime.

The artists working on One Piece Thousand Storm managed to accomplish this by always displaying characters in a "plane view," which means that players mostly see the characters either from the front or from the back.

In order to give players a sense of depth, every pose the characters stay in are asymmetrical, with a character having his right foot a step forward, as done in 2D animation, as the image below shows.

With this simple trick, developers managed to reproduce the 2D characters of One Piece in a 3D world, whilst remaining true to the visual identity of the franchise.

Overall, the ideas executed in this project do a good jog at pleasing the fans of the series, but what this game lacked was planing. I will explain this with more detail in the next topic, as I address the problems with this title.

Various small issues that, when put together, become major:

This game has several annoyances, including glitches, drops in FPS, long loading times and crashes. One Piece Thousand Storm is a perfect example of how poor planning can influence negatively the experience of a otherwise good game.

In video game development it is paramount to have a clear vision and stick to it whenever possible, but it may change during production. It this is the case, it is crucial to have a good understanding of how these alterations in the project will affect the schedule and adjust it accordingly.

In an RPG game, as One Piece Thousand Storm, due to the complexity of the project and of the universe thereof, it is normal for the project to undergo several changes throughout development.

The problem with making various changes is that the more a developer shifts the course of a project, the harder it is to adapt the schedule to the new reality.

This may result in poorly established deadlines, which result is a team working under due dates that are not reasonable with the reality of the project.  This gives them less time to work on polishing the game and testing it.

This is often the reason why some games reach the market filled with glitches and performance issues.

With this said, it is reasonable to presume that this is what happened with One Piece Thousand Storm, a game with good ideas, but that suffered from the lack of testing and polishing.


One Piece Thousand Storm is a worthy addition to the franchise and the game features interesting elements in its gameplay, which forces players to make careful decisions, whilst being simple at the same time.

The downside of the game, however is how it suffered from many performance issues that seem obvious to the players and most likely occurred due to poor planning, that led to insufficient testing and polishing of the product.

If you are patient enough to make your way through the long loading screens and the constant drops in performance, this is a game that will provide you with the fun you seek.

My only concern is that once the developers fix the issues with this game, it will be too late to revert the negative reputation it has built and players who became frustrated with the performance issues may never come back.

One Piece: Burning Blood is out on consoles; we still await a PC release. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 06:00:54 -0400 Joshua Potter

The shonen manga One Piece is not necessarily the oldest or longest running franchise in Japan's animated history, but it certainly has gained quite a following in America over the past nine years. The developers at Spike Chunsoft, creators of other popular Japanese/US adaptations such as Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and the fighting game J-Stars Victory VS have recently released another fighter based on the One Piece series -- One Piece: Burning Blood.

The game has actually had a staggered release schedule, having been released on PlayStation 4 first, then followed by the Xbox One, and it should finally be seeing a release on PC sometime this month. This type of schedule isn't too shocking, considering the PlayStation 4 version has been available in Japan since last April. All other adjustments were merely variations to ensure system compatibility.

What is odd is the vague release for PC. The game's Steam page still has no official date, perhaps due to uncertainty in regards to the game's PC performance.

The game has thus far been met with mixed results in the US, but offers up a fun party game for the fans of the One Piece series. It also includes the largest roster of One Piece characters in a console fighting game, with 40 playable characters from the cast. The game also includes one of the largest tag team options I've ever seen in a fighting game, allowing up to 18 fighters in a single match.

The game continues to receive downloadable content in Japan in the form of costumes, and it is likely we will receive the same over here. Some of the updates are a bit...uh....salacious to say the least.

But hey, maybe that's exactly what the fans are looking for.

One Piece: Burning Blood is Stuck in Second Gear Fri, 03 Jun 2016 08:27:42 -0400 RobotsFightingDinosaurs

First off -- yes, we know. There's a big old "7" up there, so you're entering this review thinking that One Piece: Burning Blood is a mediocre game that is not worthy of your time and money. Well...that's not entirely true.

One Piece: Burning Blood is a solid, satisfying, and over-the-top fighting game that can be highly recommended for fans of the series, or fans of the more recent Naruto fighting games. For others...well, that recommendation comes with a few caveats.

Pirate Fighting 101

One Piece: Burning Blood is a 3D fighting game that shares many mechanics and stylistic elements with games like Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, and oddly, with Pokken Tournament as well. 

Generally, all characters control more or less the same way, with buttons assigned to regular attacks, unique attacks, and guarding. The shoulder buttons can be held as well to activate special moves, or to use your character's special ability to augment your moves.

Layer this on top of a guard break mechanic that is absolutely necessary to master, and the game's complexities really start to show. There are tense moments of push and pull in this game, since most characters can combo into a guard break even if their attack was blocked, necessitating offensive action even from a player on the defensive. 

It's really unfortunate that these moments are few and far between. 

Most One Piece: Burning Blood matches devolve into strafe-fests, with players doing their best to avoid long range attacks and countering with long-range attacks of their own. Now, this isn't a problem in Pokken Tournament or in the Naruto games because of the movement options the game provides you with. But here, the sidestepping and dashing mechanic leaves characters completely vulnerable at the end of their animations, allowing for followup attacks. This, combined with the fact that none of these characters are particularly quick at closing distance, means that at any given moment, a tense fight can instantly turn into a frustrating game of cat and mouse.

Now, this isn't a competitive fighter. It's not made to be, so it shouldn't be judged as one, but it bears mentioning for anybody considering buying this game that balance wasn't really a concern when they compiled the game's cast of characters.

Fan Service

Now, for all the negatives the game's combat brings, the set dressing for the game is amazing. The visuals are just perfect, and the 3D cel-shaded models look great. Plus, the visual effects that appear when performing an ultimate attack when your opponent is at low health, or the fact that certain attacks will launch your opponent into faraway buildings when they are KOed... They're nice touches that contribute to the game's fun factor. Sure, there could be more substance, but the style here is undeniable.

Speaking of substance, though, the story mode itself is surprisingly deep and lengthy, following key stories and arcs from the anime and manga, as well as unlockable stages for skilled players that complete hidden objectives. Fans of the series will also appreciate the vast list of playable and support characters. Your favorite One Piece character is in there somewhere. We promise.

That said, the story mode isn't without its faults either. First-time players will likely be frustrated at the way the game chooses to teach its mechanics, as the tutorial is spread out through what essentially functions as a multi-hour prologue to the story mode proper. It's nonsensical, and gets in the way of enjoying what is, at heart, a solid game. The gameplay isn't too complicated. There's no reason the tutorial needs to be spread out piecemeal over multiple matches and hours.

Outside the story mode, there's a sort of online faction mode that promises to extend replayability further. The way it works is complex, but essentially, players join a faction and then engage in battles in different areas to claim them for their team. It works surprisingly well, and the developers deserve a lot of credit for fleshing out this idea as much as they have, since it's not generally something that has been seen before in games like this, at least not to this extent.

The Verdict

At the end of the day, yes, One Piece: Burning Blood is a flawed game. But the flaws don't hide the fact that the game is chock-full of style and character and is just generally a blast to play. Punching your opponent into a pirate ship never gets old. It just doesn't. And you know what? That's enough. If it's fun, it's worth at least some of your time and money. And if One Piece: Burning Blood is one thing, it's fun. 

Well, at least when you're not spending the whole match trying to dodge projectiles and close distance. It's fun when you're not doing that.

Disclosure: One Piece: Burning Blood was reviewed using a promotional review code obtained from the publisher.

One Piece: Burning Blood is the First One Piece to Hit the Xbox Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:21:42 -0400 Noor Sami

Get ready, folks—One Piece has (finally) come to the Xbox One. One Piece: Burning Blood Deluxe Edition is available for $69.99 in a bundle format that includes the game, an exclusive costume for Luffy called the Platinum Luffy, and the One Piece Wanted Pack.

Players can assemble their crew in various ways to improve battle tactics, choosing from over 40 characters. The game also provides the option of playing the story arc through the differing perspectives of Ace, Luffy, Akainu, or Whitebeard. This will grant players a fresh new perspective on the story with each playthrough.

Burning Blood is the first of 38 One Piece games to be offered on a Microsoft console. Until now, One Piece games were primarily playable on PlayStation and various Nintendo consoles. The series contains mostly RPGs and fighting games. Burning Blood fits the latter category. The game is also available on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC. 

Join Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew to experience the St. Patrick's Day Sugo-Fest Event Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:32:57 -0400 LaurenFisher

The luck of the Irish is certainly on the side of One Piece fans this St. Patrick's day.  BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment announced today that an all-new in-game event for the popular action-RPG One Piece Treasure Cruise is available on iOS and Android mobile devices -- for free. However, this deal is only for a limited time. It runs from March 16 until March 18

An extra edge will be given to players if they play the special stage that will be available and offers plenty of green Turtle item drops. Within these exclusive drops will be variety of power-ups and enhancements for you to use throughout your journey with Luffy and the Straw Hat Crew. 

Since its release in May 2014, One Piece Treasure Cruise has been downloaded over 8 million times on iOS and Android by fans of the popular anime. This game itself allows players to relive some of their beloved moments from the One Piece storyline, while being able to unleash special moves and timed attacks that allow them to execute big blows to a wide range of opponents of all kinds.

The game also features the original One Piece animation, characters, and lore while players explore the green sea with the Straw Hat Crew by your side!

What is One Piece?

A 17-year-old boy, Monkey D. Luffy, isn't your standard definition of a pirate. He isn't a wicked, hardened, toothless guy who just ransacks villages for fun. His reason for being a pirate is simply a pure wonder -- it's the thought of an exciting adventure and meeting new/intriguing people on his journeys. But he also wants to find One Piece. While Luffy is following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, he and his crew to travel across the Grand Line on crazy adventures, revealing dark mysteries and battling strong enemies...just to reach One Piece.

If you'd like to join them, you can download and play One Piece Treasure Cruise here.

PSN last summer flash sale: Deals under $8 Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:32:26 -0400 mrivera269

Head over to the PlayStation store and check out their last flash sale of the summer. Get up to 80% off games and movies. There tittles such as How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition, Godzilla, Resident Evil 4, Rogue Legacy, and many more games. If you need something to play before the avalanche of new game releases check out the highlighted list below: 


  • Costume Quest 2 - $6.00
  • How To Survive: Storm Warning Edition - $6.00
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect - $7.80
  • Outlast: Bundle Of Terror - $7.83 
  • Rogue Legacy - $6.80
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes And Punishments - $7.80
  • The Lego Movie Videogame - $7.80
  • The Walking Dead: Season Two - $6.25
  • The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season - $6.25
  • The Wolf Among Us - $6.25
  • Transistor - $5.00


  • Dead Island Riptide – Complete Edition $7.80
  • Dead Island – Franchise Pack - $7.80
  • Dragon Age II - $7.80
  • One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 - $7.80
  • One Piece Pirate Warriors - $7.80
  • Resident Evil 4 - $7.80
  • Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition - $7.80
  • Resident Evil 6 Ultimate Edition - $7.80
  • Terraria - $6.00

PSP/ Vita 


  • Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend Ps Vita - $5.85
  • Naruto Shippuden: Un Impact - $7.75
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite - $5.00
  • Ragnarok Tactics - $3.20
  • Hakuoki: Demon Of The Fleeting Blossom - $4.00

There are quite a few gems in this sale. Stack up on Telltale games, Terraria, Transistor, and How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition. There's also great movies to check out also: Mortdecai, Godzilla, Prometheus, The Wolverine, and Zombie Land. For complete list of games and movies, make sure to log in to the PlayStation store and check it out.

Black Cage Hina Guide for One Piece Treasure Cruise Thu, 14 May 2015 20:01:25 -0400 Featured Contributor

Black Cage Hina has finally come to Treasure Cruise's Extra Isle for a two-week event, and she is - along with some of her squad - recruitable!

Captain Hina, the cute yet harsh Marine, has taken a tropical vacation on Extra Isle with her squad. While there, players have the chance of recruiting her along with Iron Fist Fullbody, the rare mini-boss One-Two Jango, and grabbing a number of character manuals. With four different levels, players can test their skills and crews, and maybe gain a new member or two.

Good Character Combos to Defeat Black Cage Hina

Hina hasn't been mentioned in the series lately, but that doesn't mean she's not cool or unimportant at all. She's actually kind of funny when she blows off Jango and Fullbody, her subordinates and (some of her many) long-time admirers. In Treasure Cruise, a fully evolved, 4-star Hina has:

  • Base HP of 1,088 (at Lvl. 99, 2,270)
  • Base Attack of 422 (905, max; 1,810 if you count her Captain's Ability)
  • Base Recovery of 149 (300, max)
  • Captain's Ability increasing QCK-type characters' attack by 2
  • Special Move that keeps the team's slots for the next turn

Double Ashura Zoro

Ashura Ichibugin Zoro as a character is great for nearly any crew set up. His Captain's Ability boosts DEX-type characters' HP by 2, as well as their attack by 2. A full team of DEX characters gets a significant boost in battle with this. So a full DEX crew captained by not one, two Ashura Zoros would just be even more of an already great boost.

This double captain set up provides a very tanky crew that can go through all four stages of Hina's Resort Vacation. To fully round out the the team, you can add:

  • Smoker the White Hunter, whose Special Move reduces all damage taken by 50% for 3 turns.
  • Whitebeard Pirate Izo, in either his unevolved or fully evolved Flintlock Pistols-form. In both forms, Izo's Special changes STR and QCK-slots to DEX slots, boosting the damage output of all the DEX characters in the team.
  • and for some extra, just-in-case back up, there's Golden Pound or Sogeking Usopp. Usopp's Special for both forms delay all enemies' moves for 3 turns. Sogeking Usopp, though, also does damage when he uses his Special, damage 15 times his current attack.

Other Crews

Using a team with either of these characters is also good:

  • If you were able to recruit Hawk Eyes Mihawk from his 24-hour event last month, he'll come in handy. His Captain's Ability boosts the attack of Slasher-type characters by 2.5 and his Special reduces the HP of all enemeis by 30%.
  • Another visiter of Extra Isle, Escapee Morgan is extremely helpful in this fight. He boosts Slasher-type characters with his Captain's Ability like Mihawk, but only by 1.5. His Special, though, does put him somewhat on par with the Warlord. His Special helps bound allies by shortening their bound time 2 turns.
  • You could even have Izo, unevolved or fully evolved, as a team captain, if you don't have Ashura Zoro. Izo's Captain's Ability boosts the attack and recovery rate (RVC) of DEX-type characters by 2. So while not boosting their HP, there's still some of the benefit of an Ashura Zoro.

How to Defeat Black Cage Hina

Round by Round

The Rookie and Veteran stages are easy enought to get through without any sort of guide. The last two stages, Elite and Expert, however, do require some kind of guide and walkthrough. The only difference between the last two stages is the damage output, a few characters here and there, and higher chances of drops, recruiting, and character manuals.

The first three, fifth, and sixth rounds mainly consist of:

  • Marines, both the weak and heavy hitters
  • Turtles, great for boosting a character's level
  • Crabs for evolving
  • and a Sea Horse, also for evolving

It wouldn't take that much to get through these rounds, though you shouldn't take these enemies lightly. They can do some heavy damage if you let them live too long.

The fourth round is when things get more difficult. This is where Iron Fist Fullbody comes in with a mini crew of two Marines; all of them are STR-types.

His first move will be his Special, Double Hyper Straight, which'll do damage in the 3000s (4,800 on Expert). His regular attacks do around 2,500 (3,000 on Expert), so it's not wise to stretch out the fight longer than you have to. Upon his defeat, you have the chance of either recruiting him or getting a manual.

The seventh and final round consists of Hina herself and two other Marines. The biggest point to make here is to not attack the Marines first. You probably want to get them out the way, so you can focus your energy and time on Hina. But no, don't. If you ignore her, she'll activate a special move ("Ignore me?! Hina is Very Angry!"), where she heals the damage you did on the Marines and then attacks you. The other Marines attack as well and do a lot of damage. She'll keep using that move every turn until you attack her, too.

It's better to just attack Hina first with at least one or two characters and then switch off to the other Marines. If you do that, she won't activate that move at all.

Once you get further into the fight and it seems like it's going your way, bam! Here comes another one of Hina's special moves. This time, it's the special move you get when you recruit her for your pirate crew, Kimono Sleeve Cage. However, in this in-battle form, this Special binds a random crew member for 13 turns. (In the Rookie and Veteran stages, it was for just 1 turn.) She uses this move once she gets below 50% HP and for every turn after that.

If you're so unlucky enough to get down to one character, Hina will just randomly bind the already bound characters. Unless you have a character that can help unbind your crewmates (Escapee Morgan), you have to wait until they naturally unbind or you die. If you die and restart with a Rainbow Gem, all of the team's binds will disappear and you will be able to fight like normal again. 

And that's it! Hopefully this guide helps you and anyone else who wants to battle Captain Hina and add her to your crew. Best of luck!

Face Dinosaurs and Pirates on Treasure Cruise's Next Island Fri, 08 May 2015 07:47:23 -0400 Featured Contributor

Whiskey Peak was only released a few weeks ago, and there's already a new island coming to Treasure Cruise.

The game's official English page announced that it would be rolling out the next island for players, Little Garden, by mid-May. Whiskey Peak, the first island the Straw Hat pirates visit on the Grand Line, was just released on April 22, but it seems like Bandai Namco knows how much fans want to keep playing and keep going through the story. 

The Straw Hats barely manage to escape Whiskey Peak with their lives. After the brave sacrifice of Igaram (formerly known as Mr. 8). The crew also pick up a new member: the former Baroque Works agent, Miss Wednesday, who turns out to be the crown princess of the Alabasta kingdom, Nefetari Vivi! With the criminal organization hot on their heels, the Straw Hats arrive on Little Garden, the very next island on the Grand Line.

It's there that players will have to fight their way through 15 levels of dinosaurs, giants, and Baroque Works agents. Though it seems daunting - and tiring - to take on 15 levels, there's also the chance that these (really good) characters will be recruited for the players' own pirate crews. It wouldn't hurt to round out the team with some pretty strong and helpful pirates. It wouldn't hurt to round it out with anything really, as long as it's helpful in some way.

"Mid-May" is in a week, so it seems like Little Garden will be released very soon.

Fall Prey to Captain Hina in One Piece Treasure Cruise Fri, 08 May 2015 07:43:10 -0400 Featured Contributor

Since Morgan came out of his early "retirement" to take over Extra Isle, it only fits that an actual marine does the same.

For two weeks, from May 12th to the 26th, Captain "Black Cage" Hina will be taking over Extra Isle. On a tropical getaway with her squad on the "sunny Extra Isle," players will be able to recruit Hina to their very own pirate crews.
She's a very dependable QCK type character:

  • When fully leveled, she has a max HP of 1,176
  • Max attack of 495
  • A Captain's Ability that boosts QCK-type characters' attack by 2
  • And a Special Move that locks in the current slots for another turn

But when she's fully evolved into 
Black Cage Hina, that's when she becomes more useful in terms of attack and HP. When fully evolved, she has:

  • Max HP of 2,270
  • Max attack of 905

Coupled with that x2 QCK attack boost, she could do some real damage (something every team needs).

During the two-week event, players can also recruit Hina's right-hand men, Iron Fist Fullbody and One-Two Jango, as well as pick up some character manuals. These manuals give out a base EXP of 5,000, and if they're lucky, players get a Special Move level up. The character manuals for this event are:

  • "Happiness Punch" Nami
  • "Double Hyper Straight" Fullbody
  • "Double Cross Dance" Jango
  • "Bombardier Arabesque" Mr. 2 Bon Clay
  • "Demonic Dance" Gin the Man-Demon
  • "Dance Heaven" Dancing Jango
  • and "Duffaw Palm Bomb" Kuroobi

The higher the difficulty of the stage, the more likely all these goods will drop. So it's time to take a risk on Elite and Expert difficulty to make things easier along the way. Now, there's even a guide to help players get through the long fight with Captain Hina.

Morgan Returns to One Piece Treasure Cruise Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:52:17 -0400 Featured Contributor

Axe-Hand Morgan makes his return to OPTC in his evolved form!

As account on the game's official English page, Axe-Hand Morgan has returned to One Piece Treasure Cruise in a special event. For the next two weeks, players can fight the renegade marine, now the evolved Escapee Morgan, in four different stages on Extra Isle. They also have the chance of recruiting the marine for their own pirate crews and the chance to gain one of seven manuals.

There are manuals for nearly every one of Tony Tony Chopper's, Cabin Boy Helmeppo's, and Escapee Morgan's Specials. These manuals can be used as power-ups, each giving 5,000 EXP, and - if players are lucky - a Special Move level up. The higher the difficulty of the stage, the higher the chance of getting one of these manuals. Now, there's a little bit more of an incentive to take on the Elite or Expert stages.

The event only lasts for two weeks, so players should hurry and take on the renegade marine before it's too late.

Whiskey Peak is Now Out on One Piece Treasure Cruise Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:08:40 -0400 Featured Contributor

Players can now continue their journeys out on the Grand Line since the newest area has been released!

One Piece Treasure Cruise, the smartphone game based on the ever popular One Piece manga franchise, has recently updated to unveil the newest island, Whiskey Peak. On April 22nd, the official English site as well as the news section of the game announced that Whiskey Peak was now unlocked for players outside of Japan. (Japan has already had this island for the past several months since the game was only released to other countries this year.)

In teasing the new area, the site says, "Set sail for Whiskey Peak! The shadowy criminal organization Baroque Works is coming after you! Face all new enemies as you  take on this fresh adventure!" Anyone who follows the manga knows that Whiskey Peak is the first city that the fledgling Strawhat crew comes across on the Grand Line.

The city is inhabited by incredibly hospitable people who welcome pirates with open arms and banquets. But underneath this guise of hospitality lies the true Whiskey Peak, a city of bounty hunters and a settlement of the evil, yet mysterious Baroque Works organization. This organization soon sets the Strawhat crew on their very own unique journey on the Grand Line.

Be "Friends Forever" with One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:31:51 -0400 Featured Contributor

Another trailer has been released for the latest One Piece game, but with some extra news for players in Europe (and in America, sort of).

Bandai Namco Ent. Europe released the latest trailer of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Wednesday. The two-minute long video reveals some important pre-order information for European players. Pre-order bonuses include four free DLC items. The first two are Luffy in a his giant fish costume, and Sabo dressed as Lucy. The other two are exclusive missions. An exclusive metal case that features the "three brothers", Luffy, Ace, and Sabo, is also included. These bonuses are for all platforms the game is released on, though the metal case is not included for the Steam release.

The trailer also reveals another edition. Players can buy a Doflamingo edition of OPPW3, though this is exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and 4 versions. This edition includes a 16-centimeter (6.3-inch) Scultures figure of Doflamingo, the game itself, and game and box covers that feature Luffy and Sabo ready to attack with Doflamingo laughing maniacally in the background.

The American version of the trailer didn't mention any pre-order bonuses, but Bandai Namco Ent. announced that the Americas will receive the same pre-order bonuses. The "Three Brothers" case, however, seems like an exclusive for players who buy the PS4 version of the game.

The game was already released in Japan on March 26, for the PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita. OPPW3 will be released this summer in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia, for the PS3, 4, Vita, and Steam.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 - Now with Even More Characters Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:29:10 -0400 Featured Contributor

It seems that Bandai Namco Games still has plenty of information to give on the new Pirate Warriors game, even though it comes out in Japan on March 26 (aka, tomorrow).

In addition to the long list of other characters they have introduced in the past weeks, Bandai Namco Games has added five more in this last round of previews. These five are:

Each 30-second clip shows off each of the characters and their battle skills, giving the players a sneak peek at what they'd be able to do in the game. And in the previews, one of the previously announced locations in the game, the Marine headquarters, Marineford, appears.

In addition to the five characters previews, the game's official website began streaming short television commercials of the game. The three 15-second commercials show different characters like Red-Haired Shanks, Monkey D. Luffy, and Portgas D. Ace.

The third game in the Pirate Warriors series is to take place during the Dressrosa arc of the manga franchise One Piece, following Monkey D. Luffy and his crew's fight against Donquixote Doflamingo and his crew of pirates.

The game's to be first released in Japan on March 26th, for PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita. The Japanese Steam version of the game still has no confirmed release date. There are also extras included in the first copies of the game. The codes are to unlock Sabo's character early, special costumes for Monkey D. Luffy, and a character code in One Piece Treasure Cruise, the One Piece smartphone game. The game's release in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia is set for this summer. 

More Updates to One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 10:03:47 -0400 Featured Contributor

Some new information on Bandai Namco Games' new title, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, has just released. On Sunday, the game's official site began streaming its third promotional video and the site now has full of information on the game.

This video gives hints of dialogue from the game's story as well as some of the new mechanics, like calling another character for help. The site also gave descriptions for new character additions like Caesar Clown, Batholomew Kuma, and Blackbeard, and for new locations like Impel Down, Marineford, and Oris Plaza.

In addition to this, V Jump's YouTube channel streamed a 10-minute long video of the game. In this, the game's producers control the character Tashigi and show off some of those new mechanics.

This is the third game of the Pirate Warriors series, all based on the popular manga and anime series One Piece. The franchise follows Monkey D. Luffy through his and his crew's adventures to find the ultimate (titular) One Piece treasure. The game follows Luffy from the beginning of the Dressrosa arc, as he tries to take down the king of Dressrosa and Warlord of the Sea, Donquixote Doflamingo, and his crew of pirates.

In previous teasers, Bandai Namco Games released gameplay for a multitude of characters, as well as teasers for different locations in the story.

The game is to be released on March 26 in Japan, on PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, and PC (via Steam). No date for the Steam release has been set, though. The game comes to North America and Europe in summer 2015.

One Piece:Super Grand Battle X Will Have Amiibo Support Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:09:50 -0500 TumsST

Fans of the popular anime, One Piece, and fans of Nintendo will be happy as the 3DS game, One Piece: Super Grand Battle X will be gaining Amiibo support in the future. No word on if this will come to the United States but One Piece has a large following so why wouldn't it? It appears that the Amiibo functionality will go the Mario Kart 8 direction in terms of adding and changing character costumes. It will be interesting to see how each Amiibo figure will interact with the One Piece universe.

It looks like Bandai Namco is on board with Nintendo and the Amiibo since One Piece: Super Grand Battle X isn't the only Bandai Namco game to gain Amiibo functionality. Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus will be another Namco Bandai game that will support Amiibo figures. Only time will tell if Nintendo decides to have unlockable material unlocked through the Amiibo figures, but that would be a great idea.

It would get more people buying the figures but on the other hand, it would basically give Nintendo a non-free downloadable content service. Some might say they have that now with the Mario Kart DLC and other DLC but this is something that Nintendo doesn't do too often and I feel they don't want this to become the norm with Nintendo games.

Do What You Want 'Cause a Pirate is Free: Pirate King International Review Sun, 11 May 2014 22:01:05 -0400 CutieWhite

Have you ever felt like being a pirate for a while? How about a pirate from One Piece anime? Doesn't matter what you wanted before, now you will only think about treasures and riches, as we're going on a real pirate adventure with a game called Pirate King International. No time to wait! It is all or nothing here and now!


Let's begin with a fact that it is a browser game. That means you can get access to it anywhere, anytime. And that is a very important fact, since a true pirate takes every chance to hunt for treasures.


Treasures? Yes! There are plenty of those in the game. Beginning from simply different kinds of currency, and moving all the way up to powerful gear and precious gemstones, there are so many things you will find interest in, that it will bring you back day after day just to get more and more. Greedy? Good!


There are many different ways to obtain more power: setting sail to find great treasures, venturing into challenging dungeons, completing tasks, creating new items with the help

of artisans, exploring the maps in search for precious gems, getting rare and strong pets, conquering other players or teaming up with them to challenge giant monsters; all this and more will be there for you when you will be fighting your way to One Piece.

Wow, this game is fancy. - My mom

Speaking of which, if you haven't seen the anime, maybe it's about time for you to do so! The game follows the story so precisely that you will find yourself facing spoilers if you haven't seen the original yet. If you have, however, you will have an incredibly good time enjoying all your favorite characters and places.


The game has lovely graphics that closely resemble the style of the franchise. Combined with inspiring music, it becomes a truly addicting game.



Pirate King International has a large player community from all over the world. There are many ways to meet other players and to interact with them. From teaming up for difficult dungeons together or gathering into a big and strong guild, to facing each other in tournaments and battles for precious resources.


The world of the game is so big that even the top players say that they do not have all the features unlocked. On top of that, the game spoils us with tons of various events and gifts, and makes the overall experience even more rich and entertaining.


I don't know what you are waiting for! Sign up and claim the treasures!

Burning Shonen Heroes Go! Mon, 08 Apr 2013 09:31:24 -0400 Jeremy

A New Four Player Fighter

For those of you who aren't familiar, Shonen Jump is a weekly magazine that debuts new issues in certain types of manga. Specializing in "Burning Shonen Heroes", or heroes who tend to save the day through sheer force of will, it's been around for a long time. Fourty-five years, to be exact. And to celebrate they've started dropping trailers and screens for the next game in their J-Stars series!

The last game from the J-Stars that I've played is Shonen Jump Ultimate Stars for the Nintendo DS. It was only released in Japan, so I had to import a copy. It's a great game, and it tends to be my go to handheld title. Think Super Smash Brothers, but with Characters from the various anime featured in Shonen Jump. From One Piece and Bleach, all the way back to Hokuto no Ken and Dragon Ball Z, there has always been a HUGE roster of characters.

The newest title, which will be available for PS3 and Playstation Vita, showcases four highly popular anime.  Luffy from One Piece, Goku from Dragon Ball Z, and Toriko and Naruto from their own self-titled anime. Crazy powers and fighting techniques are sure to abound, and I'm definitely anxious to see some more gameplay videos.