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PARIS, FRANCE– 19 February 2009– Adventure takes on a new form as leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. announced today that the popular animated TV series, One Piece™, will make its debut on WiiTM with the forthcoming One PieceTM: Unlimited Cruise series of games. Join Captain Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates as they embark on a search for the ultimate treasure in these all new original quests. Combat, mystery, and intrigue await with One Piece: Unlimited Cruise 1 scheduled for release in June 2009, followed by One Piece: Unlimited Cruise 2, scheduled for release in October 2009.
In One Piece: Unlimited Cruise, the motley crew of Straw Hat Pirates find themselves aboard the Thousand Sunny ship, the ship of 1,000 seas, as they set sail to a variety of mysterious islands and begin their fantastic adventures. The game is split into two episodes to accommodate the huge storyline which will keep the player engrossed throughout.
With the innovative Wii Remote and Nunchuck controllers, players will pull, turn and swing to fight nefarious villains using each character’s own unique set of moves including Luffy’s“Gum Gum Storm” and Nami’s“Cyclone Tempo”. Players will be able to choose from among more than 12 of their favourite characters to play as, with more than 30 boss characters from the original anime series to do battle with. The games will also feature an exclusive character created by One Piece author, Eiichiro Oda, a character who will be key to the original storyline.
The One Piece: Unlimited Cruise series is the perfect blend of action and charm that will engage newcomers and fans of the series alike.
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NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is one of the companies comprising the newly formed NAMCO BANDAI Group, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. On 29th September, 2005, BANDAI Co., Ltd and NAMCO LIMITED implemented a management integration to compete more effectively on the global stage in the fast-changing entertainment industry and deliver future growth. The resulting NAMCO BANDAI Group is a global entertainment operation involved in business fields ranging from toys, video game software and visual software to amusement machines&facilities and network content.
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