Manga is huge in Japan. Like hundreds-of-millions-in-circulation huge. Nothing like comics in the United States. One Piece is HUGE. Japanese love One Piece. One Piece ain’t a dress. It’s some MacGuffin treasure everyone’s searching for. The main character, Luffy, is not only after the One Piece, but the kid wants to be the King of the Pirates. That’s the manga, and it’s also the storyline of the new video game, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3. That’s based on the new Jump Festa Trailer.
It’s a battle game. You have a team. Each characters has powers. There are hordes of bad guys. Kill them all, develop your characters, move up levels, win the game.
What’s the draw here for non-manga fans? Humor, for one. It’s funny. Not ha-ha funny. But Japanese he-he funny. Just look at the guy’s face and the women’s attire. Funny stuff.
It’s also a touching coming-of-age pirate story. Gotta get it.
It’ll be on PS3, PS4, Vita and Steam next summer.