One Piece: Burning Blood Demo Released Alongside New Trailer
13/05/2016 Leave a comment
With the release of One Piece: Burning Blood drawning ever closer publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment have decided to treat fans by releasing a playable demo of the game onto the PS4 and Xbox One platforms.
In this demo players can choose one of four characters, namely Ace, Luffy, Franky and Aokiji, and duke it out on the Dressrosa Corrida Colosseum stage. with an AI opponent or with a friend through local multiplayer fights. Unlike past One Piece games ‘Burning Blood’ is a fighting game that sees up to three characters available to battle on each side and plays out in a similar fashion to Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm and Saint Seiya: Brave Soldier fights. Each character has their own health and special ability bar and characters can be swapped out at will – additionally in order to win the match all three opponents have to be defeated.
It’s an interesting take on an aging franchise and you can see it for yourself in our playthrough of the demo.
Alongside this playable demo Bandai Namco Entertainment have released a selection of new gameplay trailers to help promote the game. The first trailer, known as The Pirate Flag Battle, shows off the ‘Pirate Flag Battle’ Mode featured in the game; whereby players can join a crew and conquer the ocean online by capturing famous locations from the anime with their team of brave pirates.
The second video on the otherhand is a developer diary which sees members of Spike Chunsoft discussing how they incorporated Devil Fruit abilities and Haki into the gameplay, using lighting to create the game’s signature look, and making sure the characters without Haki or Devil Fruit abilities have a fair fight. For those interested in learning how the game was made then this is an interesting insight that we do not usually get to see.
One Piece: Burning Blood will be released onto the PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita and PC next month with pre-orders currently accepted across numerous retailers.