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

Fans get ready two Iconic shows of the past and present are hitting your consoles and handheld’s, The Highly anticipated One Piece: Pirate Warriors for the PlayStation 3 will also hit U.S Stores, players will relive their favorite scenes controlling many of the beloved Straw Hat Pirates which includes Luffy, Zoro, Nami, and others. Also coming for Nintendo DS system is “Thundercats” a side-scrolling beat’em up adventure game.

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Press Release

  Pirate Warriors and Thundercats in North America

 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!

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CoroCoro brings new Pokemon Black and White 2 information

Pokemon fans gets a moment to jump for joy, new details are coming out thanks to the folks at Pokejungle as they’ve gotten their hands on some unique scans relating to Black and White 2. We’ll try to preserve the format but make it a little easier to read along. Keep in mind this is a rough translation they’ve managed based on the 2CH scans that popped up so there will be some vague sections based just on what the magazine gave up for info.

  • Scoop 1 talks about White Kyurem’s attacks.
  • Scoop 2 talks about the secret of the frozen map. Caption reads “What happened here?”. This takes place 2 years after Black and White.
  • Scoop 3 says new pokemon will be in Unova, ie: old pokemon. The pokedex has about 300 pokemon now.
  • Scoop 4, new protagonists! Caption “Surprisingly, they are different characters than BW. This is unusual for Pokemon series. They are sporty and mature. Of course you can choose from Male or Female.”
  • Scoop 5… new characters! Blue haired character is your rival and is from Hiougi City. His caption is “I’m gonna get mad now!” A new mysterious researcher named Akuroma! He’s studying about the strength of Pokemon. Sometimes he’ll help you… There’s a new gym leader named Homika (guitar player) and she is the “Master of Poison”. She will also appear in the anime on June 14th! Shizui is a new gym leader as well specializing in water types! He will give you advice.
  • Scoop 6, this adventure will begin from Hiougi City. It is southwest of Unova. It is a very hilly location. Male character is standing in front of his house. Hiougi has a PokeCenter and trainer’s school! Unova has many new facilities. Caption by golden building says “What do the blue and red objects mean? Looks fun!” Under that screenshot, on the road, the caption says “There are many stores! What can you buy?” Next screenshot is a glass-encased road underwater. Appears the preorder bonus is shown, could be a poster.

The related scans have been included, it’s a large chunk of information dug out of the magazine in just a few pages. Also included is character art relating to the game and tiny screens on those pages.

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Pokemon invades Nintendo news today with PokePark 2 and Black and White 2

Pokemon fans rejoice! Today we have a flurry of news that started this weekend when Japan announced Pokemon White and Black 2 for the DS, joining that announcement is PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond for the Wii going to retail today.

In PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond players will embark on a new adventure with Pikachu and Oshawott, Snivy and Tepig who work together to discover the secrets of Wish Park and the missing Pokemon. With dynamic character changes it’ll take an understanding of everyone’s strengths to push forward and tackle the puzzles and challenges along the path. Pikachu will encounter new Pokemon and old friends in a vast selection of new areas and environments and have the chance to engage them in hide-and seek and battles as well.

Pokemon Black and White 2 is the successor group to the recently released games on the DS already, it’s compatible and coming to North America this Fall leaving a short window from the Japanese release this summer. Nintendo has little to say on the game so far but you can check out the Japanese site for more details and wing your way around with Google Chrome to translate.

Links: PokePark 2 | Black and White 2

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light shows off new goods

Final Fantasy seems to have no end of installments on the DS, for many, this is a great thing as finding a good and long game can be a chore. Today we get a look at the Crown System of jobs that can be assigned to characters in game.  Check out the video and screens below for details on how it works and what starting classes are available.

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Screenshots

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Atlus launches full trailer for Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City

While the launch of Etrian Odyssey III is still in the distance, Atlus is promoting the game in full force today. The latest announcement includes a teaser trailer and announcement of a limited edition art book for those who pre-order the game from participating retailers. The Book “Forests of Eternity” carries 60 pages of full-color art.

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is slated to release on September 21, 2010 for the DS.

Dragon Quest IX hits NYC

Nintendo loves to throw a party, this Saturday at the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza the company will hold a launch party for Dragon Quest IX on the Nintendo DS. The event will run July 10th from 1-4pm and feature test stations to play, treats from a Dragon Quest ice cream truck and mini-games. Those fortunate enough will also be able to meet with Yuji Horii the creator of the Dragon Quest series although he will only sign 30 copies of the game (2 per customer).

Dragon Quest IX is set to launch on July 11th for those who are unable to attend the event.

WaSaBi brings Japanese style to your portable system

Always cool when companies come out with shell designs that catch the eye. WaSaBi sent a letter out with their latest updates to their line this year. DSi, DS Lite and PSP owners can rejoice as the company brings high quality hard and soft cases to the masses.

Cases are available immediately on WaSaBi’s website [link] personally I’m liking the Kamon hand wrap case seen here.

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