Namco Bandai announces release date for One Piece: Pirate Warriors and Thundercats

Namco Bandai announced that their Dynasty Warriors take on the One Piece universe would be arriving via digital distribution to PS3’s Playstation Network on September 25th. Much like their release with Warriors Orochi 3, the game will not have a retail version available, but unlike Warriors Orochi 3, this is a PS3 exclusive release, with no Xbox 360 version announced. One Piece: Pirate Warriors is being developed by Omega Force, the leading team behind the Dynasty Warriors titles and franchise spin-offs.

Along with that, they’ve also announced that Thundercats will be release for the Nintendo DS on the same day. This is based on the revival cartoon of the 80’s hit, and developed by Aspect Digital Entertainment (Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Council 4 for DS).

No information on pricing just yet, but in the meantime check out a bevy of screenshots from the Thundercats game below, including the official press release.


NAMCO BANDAI Games America Announces Official Ship Date for One Piece: Pirate Warriors and Thundercats in North America

 SAN JOSE, Calif., (July 18, 2012) Today NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. officially announces the North American ship dates for One Piece: Pirate Warriors on the PlayStation Network and Thundercats for the Nintendo DS.

 One Piece: Pirate Warriors puts players in the role of Luffy and other pirates from the popular anime series. Players team up with other members from  the Straw Hat crew to defeat the unrelenting onslaught of pirates. In One Piece: Pirate Warriors, players will be able to fight waves upon waves of enemies in both online and offline co-op modes with their friends. One Piece: Pirate Warriors will be available for purchase exclusively on the PlayStation Network on September 25.

Thunder Thunder THUNDERCATS! Fans of this classic animated series should mark their calendars as Lion-O makes his debut on the Nintendo DS system on September 25. Play as Lion-O and take on Mumm-Ra and his forces of evil in this side-scrolling adventure that follows the storyline of the new animated series!