One Piece: Pirate Warriors will launch for PlayStation Network on September 25 in North America, Namco Bandai has announced.
It is diappointing that this game got a digital only release, but it does probably save Namco some money and they may not have wanted to risk it. Plus if I remember correctly, Warriors Orochi 3 was released as a digital only game on the PS3 while a physical version for the Xbox 360 was released. The reason given by Tecmo was due to a strange policy with Sony USA that made it so they couldn't release non-English dubbed games on the console in North America. Then again, that didn't stop Aksys games with a physical release of Record of Agarest War 2 though...
Well it's a retail release where I am. I'm guessing that with Naruto being the dominant anime/manga force in America that digital seemed the more logical move.
One Piece is pretty popular everywhere. I guess a digital release is better than no release, but I'm really getting tired of seeing all the games I want released as digital only. I don't care if it's only a limited run like what happened with Xenoblade Chronicles, I'd really prefer they release these games in physical form, even if it's only for a limited time.
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