NAMCO BANDAI GAMES EUROPE ANNOUNCES ‘ONE PIECE: UNLIMITED CRUISE SPECIAL’ FOR NINTENDO 3DS

Calling All Pirates! Set Sail for Exciting Adventures with ‘One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Special’ Coming Exclusively On Nintendo 3DS


CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 30 June 2011 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that animated TV series One Piece is set to come to life in astonishing 3D on Nintendo 3DS™ with a new series of One Piece: Unlimited Cruise games. Join Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates as they embark on a search for the ultimate treasure in these all-new game original quests. Combat, adventure, and drama await with One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP scheduled for release in November 2011 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.

In One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP, 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 Nintendo 3DS will immerse players in an unforgettable three-dimensional journey around all the famous One Piece Battle site such as Marineford. Along the way, the game’s hero Monkey D. Luffy organizes and leads a crew named the Straw Hat Pirates, who together will face a host of dastardly pirate crews and marines. In adventure mode, players will be able to choose the playable character from Straw Hat Pirates, with more than 30 boss characters from the original anime series to take on. The games will also feature an exclusive character, created by none other than One Piece author Eiichiro Oda, who will be key to the games’ 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. For more information on NAMCO BANDAI Games’ entire line up please visitwww.namcobandaigames.eu

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About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises including Tekken™, Dragon Ball®, Naruto™, SOULCALIBUR™, One Piece™, RidgeRacer™, Ace Combat™ and Tamagotchi™.
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About the author:

Jeremy’s love of gaming, especially Nintendo started in the late 80′s when his parents bought him and his older brother an NES. Many hours were spent playing Mario and Duck Hunt. Eventually Jeremy graduated to bigger and better games and systems, like the SNES, GC, Wii, 3DS, and finally to the Wii U. Ask him what the defining moment of his childhood gaming was and he’ll answer, “the day I beat Zelda 2.” To this day that game holds a special place in his heart. His favorite types of games are platformers.

Jeremy started blogging for NintendoFuse in October 2010. He started off as a lurker on the forums who won a free copy of And Yet It Moves on WiiWare. From there he realized he liked the forums and the site and wanted to remain a part of it. He was brought on board shortly thereafter and has helped post news and reviews for the past couple of years. Currently Jeremy has taken a step back to focus on family and school. He assists in minor back-end site maintenance from time to time.

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