NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES ACTION ADVENTURE ONE PIECE : PIRATE WARRIORS FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, (April 11, 2012) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS exclusively available as a digital title on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.  ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS is developed by Omega Force / TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD., and brings together the world’s most popular manga franchise with non-stop action of the DYNASTY WARRIORS franchise to create a ONE PIECE perfect storm.  ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS will be available in North America in 2012.

The first nautical outing for the ONE PIECE series on the PlayStation 3 system, ONE PIECE: P IRATE W ARRIORS will immerse players in the Straw Hat Pirates’ grand voyage around the globe, letting them face hordes of pirate and Marine enemies as well as experience all the great moments from the anime from Orange Town through Marineford. Faithful to the original ONE PIECE manga by Eiichiro Oda, players will relive their favorite scenes controlling many of the beloved Straw Hat Pirates including; Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and others, each with their signature moves, including Luffy’s Gum-Gum attacks.

ONE PIECE: P IRATE W ARRIORS will invite players to do battle with a massive amount of opponents using the simple controls from the DYNASTY WARRIORS series to wreak havoc on the battlefield.   The story mode will drop players right into the heart of the rich ONE PIECE universe filled with treasured characters, powerful enemies, touching moments and memorable scenes.

ONE PIECE: P IRATE W ARRIORS for the PlayStation3 system will be welcoming ONE PIECE fans on board in 2012. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. and ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS please visit http://www.namcobandaigames.com, and http://www.facebook.com/namco.

ONE PIECE the animated series is available for purchase on the PlayStation®Store. For more information about the animated series please visit http://www.onepieceofficial.com.

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About Toei Animation Co., Ltd.

With headquarters in Tokyo and sales offices in Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Toei Animation (Jasdaq: 4816) ranks amongst the world’s most prolific animation production studios. Toei Animation’s operations include animation development and production, and worldwide marketing and program licensing. Since it’s founding in 1956, Toei Animation has produced more than 10,000 episodes of TV series (more than 200 titles) and more than 200 long feature films as of January, 2010.

About FUNimation Entertainment

FUNimation® Entertainment is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States.  FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit  www.funimation.com.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.  


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