Sony introduces One Piece and Dragon’s Crown exclusively for the PS3

April 20, 2012

Sony introduces One Piece and Dragon’s Crown exclusively to the PS3Sony has been throwing game announcements left and right lately on its official PlayStation Blog. The company revealed that One Piece: Pirate Warriors will be coming exclusively to the PS3 later this year in November followed by the highly anticipated Dragon’s Crown early 2013.

I am a big fan of Vanillaware and their previous titles, Odin Sphere and Demon Blade. The art style for those two games were beautifully hand drawn and utilized a unique 2.5D plane to craft a unique action RPG. The studio is at it again with its very first PS3 and PS Vita title Dragon’s Crown.

The game was originally teased back in 2011 at E3 as the studio’s first outing on a HD console. It has now been revealed that the game will be launching across two platforms with the PS Vita, and will be co-developed with Atlus, who will also be publishing the game.

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According to the PlayStation Blog, the same producers from Atlus that work on the Persona series will be co-developing Dragon’s Crown. The levels will having branching paths leading to different outcomes. In addition, players will also be able to take on side quests in search of loot. Gamers will also be able to level up and customize the character’s magic and special attacks.

The game is also said to support up to four player online co-op via PlayStation Network.

Sony also announced One Piece: Pirate Warriors exclusively for the PS3. Fans of the anime and manga will be in for a treat as this game’s story will follow closely to the series. One Piece is quickly growing in popularity in the States, among other anime titles such as Naruto and Bleach.

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If you have been interested in getting into One Piece, but have been intimidated by its 500 plus episodes, Pirate Warriors may be a good gateway into the series.

The game is influenced by Dynasty Warrior’s brawler-gameplay style and is co-developed by TECMO KOEI and NAMCO BANDAI.

In addition to the story mode, the game features an online battlemode where you can play with friends. One Piece: Pirate Warrior is set to release November later this year.

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43 Responses to “Sony introduces One Piece and Dragon’s Crown exclusively for the PS3”

  1. Philistine:

    Yup

    More shit exclusives I won’t be buying.

    This kind of crap will be lucky to sell enough to make a profit.

    I hope Sony are not paying of exclusivity on this kind of shit or their recovery will be far from certain

  2. Roca.:

    “More shit exclusives I won’t be buying”

    Says the guy who bought Kinectimals.

    I’m not interested in the pirate game but I wouldn’t refer to it as “shit” – The previous game is one of those PS2 “rare classics” – I’m pretty sure many gamers will enjoy and buy this game.

    Dragon’s Crown on the other hand is anything but “shit”. The game is made by the same guys who did Odin Sphere and Demon Blade – both titles are one of the best RPG game for the PS2 and the Wii.

    as you like to say: “haters gonna hate”

  3. phranctoast:

    What takes so long? The game has Spring 2012 in the trailer. Does it take a whole year for localization?

  4. Roca.:

    @Phranc
    if you read the article on the Playstation Blog, it seems they are going back to the drawing board.

    PS Blog: “BREAKING NEWS: Atlus is taking over publishing duties in Japan and North America! What’s more, key (and very talented) members of the Atlus internal development team will be involved with the project as producer(s). You know, some of the people who’ve worked on games in the critically acclaimed Persona series. Yeah, we know: we’re stoked, too!

    What does this mean for the game? For one, it means that it’s going to be better than ever. It will, however, come a bit later than originally expected, as it’s now slated for release in 2013.

    When we took over the reins, we realized that a lot of the information made available to the public was ambitious and unfounded conjecture. The release timing, the pricing, and many of the features detailed for fans and members of the press were simply unknowable at the time they were disseminated (and frankly we were quite shocked to find out that many of the details were made public unbeknownst to even the developers).

    It’s still way too early in development to be talking about specifics, but we can say that the game simply cannot retail for $29.99. We don’t know where that price point came from, but it is a logistical impossibility. We’re all gamers and we all wished it could be so, but it would have essentially destroyed any chance for profitability.

    There’ll be plenty more news on the game in the coming months, and many questions that you’ll want answered. We promise that we’ll do our very best to answer them!

    SUMMARY: Dragon’s Crown is still coming to PS3 and PS Vita, Atlus is bringing it (and helping to produce it), and it’ll hit North America in 2013″

  5. phranctoast:

    The game looks cool. Reminds me a bit like an updated Golden Axe.

  6. Philistine:

    Roca
    “Says the guy who bought Kinectimals.”

    More lies roca.

    My kids have played the demo of this game.

    The only Kinect games I have are:

    Kinect Sports, Gun stringer, Kinect Adventures,Child of Eden (shit without kinect)and Fruit ninja

    Roca, Why to you continually try to pull kinect into the debates? Kinect is for Kids and casuals, not hard core gamers.

    You may not like kinect games, and that fair enough. But for the audience these titles are actually aimed at, the do what they are meant to do.

    “as you like to say: “haters gonna hate””

    LOL . .Lets just wait and see how well they sell shall we. see how popular these games actually are.

    Could be another Twisted metal if you ask me.

  7. phranctoast:

    “Could be another Twisted metal if you ask me.”

    That would be great. TM is a prime example of a game made for it’s fans.

  8. FahKinSuPah:

    “Kinect is for Kids and casuals, not hard core gamers.”

    Well considering the shit that MS has been giving us for Kinect that should be more than obvious.

  9. Roca.:

    @Godless
    “Roca, Why to you continually try to pull kinect into the debates? Kinect is for Kids and casuals, not hard core gamers”

    why you continually try to shit on every PS3 exclusives?

    when it comes to hardcore games, Kinect is a lagfest and Star Wars proves it.

    Godless – “Could be another Twisted metal if you ask me”

    Phranc – “That would be great. TM is a prime example of a game made for it’s fans.

    You just got owned

  10. Philistine:

    Roca

    You keep going on about how great these games are, but nobody is buying them???

    Explain this. If the games really were that good, then they would sell better than they do.

    Could it be that your so bias, that you can’t objectively look at a game? without having you prejudice governing your opinions.

    This is why you rate Forza, Fable, Halo Gears and just about every other 360 exclusive as shit.

    Mean while they sell in their millions, and have an active online presence that puts almost every PS3 exclusive to shame.

  11. phranctoast:

    Shame on you godless. You are well aware that sales do not always equal quality.

  12. Roca.:

    @Godless
    “You keep going on about how great these games are, but nobody is buying them???”

    These games are not even out yet…idiot.

    “Explain this. If the games really were that good, then they would sell better than they do”

    so sells = quality? is that what you’re saying?
    You must think Twilight is a better movie than Cinderella Man or Kings Speech…or tha Hunger Games is better than Gladiator or Troy

    “This is why you rate Forza, Fable, Halo Gears and just about every other 360 exclusive as shit”

    Forza was rated shit by its own creator and many critics gave it lower reviews than previous Fable games. Molyneux left MS after that.

    Also, if Sony releases GOW, Uncharted, Gran Turismo & LBP every year they will all sell 3-6 million units easily. But Sony is not greedy like and they like to us more gaming opitions and more unique experiences rather than just give us the same games every year.

    Same goes for Nintendo, they could do the same for Mario, Zelda and Metroid

    “Mean while they sell in their millions, and have an active online presence that puts almost every PS3 exclusive to shame”

    Home has more active online users than the entore XBL Gold community…lmao

  13. FahKinSuPah:

    Godless – Philestine…

    A Godless by any other name is still just as shitty.

  14. phranctoast:

    Speaking Sales.
    Microsoft released their fiscal numbers for Jan-March.

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=470915&highlight=npd

    1.4M sold
    67.2M total

  15. Roca.:

    1.4M units worldwide in 3 months!!…and Godless thought 450K for TM in 2 months (in one territory) was bad.

  16. Roca.:

    PS3 is going for $199 at gamestop.com

  17. oldschool1987:

    Godless is the biggest troll on this site by a mile.

  18. oldschool1987:

    “More lies roca.”

    Hypocrite. You lied about me on the other article and ran away when I asked you to provide a quote or admit you lied.

  19. oldschool1987:

    “Explain this. If the games really were that good, then they would sell better than they do.”

    If Xbox games are as good as you say then why don’t their ratings match the sales?

  20. CarlB:

    “More shit exclusives”

    That’s a bit harsh, don’t you think? I’m with Mike here, as I was a big fan of Odin Sphere and GrimGrimoire.

    “Lets just wait and see how well they sell shall we. see how popular these games actually are.”

    Why not just see if the reviews are good and play it for yourself instead of waiting to see if it wins some popularity contest? There are plenty of great titles that haven’t sold well or were popular, but I’m grateful I had the fortune of playing and experiencing them.

    Do you only like popular music, movies, and people as well?

  21. Roca.:

    This game looks awesome!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQptmEmCLDI&feature=g-all-u&context=G211d350FAAAAAAAACAA

  22. me_:

    Nice use of fog to hide the fact that the PS3 can’t handle draw distances more than 20ft.

    They should put that “feature” in all their games.

  23. CarlB:

    The hand’s name is Datura. Talk to the hand… but mind the pig.

  24. oldschool1987:

    “Do you only like popular music, movies, and people as well?”

    If he uses sales as a way of deciding something is good then he. May as well admit Twilight is one of his best movies of recent years and that Titanic is his greatest movie of all time. Does he also watch X Factor religiously?

  25. oldschool1987:

    Correction: Titanic his 2nd greatest movie, Avatar still holds the sales record.

  26. CarlB:

    By that reasoning Kinect Star Wars is the best game out right now, and Wii Sports the best game in history.
    “Does he also watch X Factor religiously?”
    Maybe in between Justin Bieber concerts.

    This may not be the “best selling” movie of the summer, but I still want to see it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYplvwBvGA4

  27. oldschool1987:

    Lmao ^ he probably has a Bieber haircut as well.

    Dictator looks brilliant, loved Borat and Bruno. The deleted scenes for Bruno were funnier than the film though which is saying a lot.

    Prometheus and Dark Knight have my undivided attention. Battleship was watchable, Rihanna can not act to save her life …or the world as is her job in the film. They gave her too big a part and she didn’t even show any skin :(

    Anyone watched Homeland yet? I think you’d like this program Carl. Keeps you guessing and I pride myself on guessing what happens next in every film and program, I’m rarely wrong but Homeland surprised me a few times.

  28. dans303:

    “Dictator looks brilliant, loved Borat and Bruno. The deleted scenes for Bruno were funnier than the film though which is saying a lot.”

    Borat was hilarious but Bruno didn’t do it for me at all. Idk why. And that Dictator trailer doesn’t look good to me. The only bit that was funny was the race at the end. I would point out that I’m not really a fan of OTT slapstick and/or films that try too hard.

    “Anyone watched Homeland yet?”

    Loads of people are telling me to watch this and saying it’s really good. I’ll get round to it.

  29. oldschool1987:

    It’s the guys who made 24 so you can judge the quality of the program from that. It’s cable tv now though, unlike 24 so it’s a bit more mature and grounded in realism.

  30. CarlB:

    Homeland looks interesting, I may have to check it out sometime.

  31. Roca.:

    @me
    “Nice use of fog to hide the fact that the PS3 can’t handle draw distances more than 20ft.”

    what’s even worst is that the 360 can’t even handle the use of fog..lmao

  32. oldschool1987:

    I remember when me used to be a PS3 fag lol.

  33. Roca.:

    he’s still a fag tho ;)

  34. Roca.:

    more PS3 exclusive incoming

    http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/04/21/huge-new-ps3-exclusive-to-be-revealed-this-thursday-on-gttv-show-in-game-footage/

  35. ncaissie:

    “Borat was hilarious but Bruno didn’t do it for me at all. Idk why”
    Why, no dicks? Lol jk

  36. dans303:

    http://i.imgur.com/kh6RV.gif

  37. me_:

    “the 360 can’t even handle the use of fog”

    You’re a muppet Roca.

  38. CarlB:

    Apple with a traditional controller? Already happening with OnLive, but a deal with Steam could give us another reason to hook up iPad 3′s to TV’s…

    http://games.ign.com/articles/122/1223367p1.html

  39. me_:

    Pippin 2?

    Looks like the Steam thing isn’t going to happen.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2169348/gabe-newell-crushes-apple-rumours-saying-met-tim-cook

  40. dans303:

    All 3 Uncharted games edited into movies for your viewing pleasure:

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/sm2nf/i_edited_all_3_uncharted_games_into_movies/

    I watched some of the second movie and it’s been very well done IMO.

  41. Roca.:

    awesome! thanks dans303

  42. CarlB:

    Well at least they are getting the enhanced edition of Baldur’s Gate… but not WiiU or other consoles:

    “…Nintendo’s massive hardware sales numbers masked a fundamental weakness in the market, as far as third-party developers are concerned. The tens of millions of people that bought the Wii includes a large proportion who bought the system for games like Wii Sports and Wii Fit and never bought another game, Oster said, leaving a deceptively smaller core of longer-term Nintendo fans to support hardcore games from developers like Overhaul… ”

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012/04/why-baldurs-gate-enhanced-edition-wont-be-coming-to-wii-u-or-any-other-consoles.ars

  43. jojo29:

    Just in case Godless missed this:

    Godless
    Youve been such a kinect retard as of late to the point that you are really stupid enough to rag on each and every announced or critically acclaimed ps3 exclusive because a) we talking shit about universally acclaimed shitty kinect games or b) because you fuking suck at x game’s gameplay???
    First your knocking God of War and its gameplay…..hey dipshit, God if War currently is at the TOP OF IT’S GENRE both ALL categories : Story, Sound and *gasp* GAMEPLAY…until Nintendo or Kinect 360 put out a better game in this category you can go ahead and shut the fuck up about its gameplay/graphics story….if its not your cup of tea then by all means…hate on it…just when presented with facts you can go ahead and continue looking stupid…
    The above statement applies to most of the PS3s exclusives…be it released, unreleased or recently announced…lets play a game..
    Heavenly Sword
    God of War
    either name a 360 exclusive thats better or shut.the fuck.up…Sonys giving us gamers a choice of games in this genre..
    Uncharted
    Warhawk
    Either name a 360 exclusive thats better or shut the fuck up…Sonys giving us a choice of games in this genre
    Littlebigplanet
    Modnation Racers
    Either name a 360 exclusive thats better or shut the fuck up..Sonys giving us a choice of games in these genres
    Wipeout
    Twisted Metal
    either name a 360 exclusive that’s better or shut the fuck up…Sonys giving us a choice of games in these genres
    See the point kid? Sonys titles might not individually sell 20million copies, but as a gamee id rather have all theae awesone CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED GENRE DEFINING TITLES THAY PUSH THE ENVELOPE ON GRAPHICS, GAMEPLAY, STORYTELLING AND OUSH THE GENRE than the same fucking 4 titles every uear….Activision does this, youve shouted against this, be fucking consistent and shout the same against MS…they are worse as they have cone out and stated tjey will not worl on new ips, kinect is the future fornthe 360…
    Also
    about multiplays…there is not enough difference to warrant a side on 95% of the titles…you are reaching at straws here tondesperately and stupidly pad the 360 game library
    Also
    yes kinect is great for the kids…guess what…over 50 million 360 owners bought the machine for games…they are only catering to the newly 10million kinect dumbasses
    Youve given the wii shit for not having games…thaya the same.strategy and what is going on NOW with MS, be consistent and shout the same at MS
    Kinect has its moments and i give it credit, Dance Central is about the only game i like…the rest is for my nieces…target audience right? Wrong a $300+ $ 60 system is not its targetted audience my friend…the gamees were..or ao i.thought…
    /done with you
    jojo out

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