Why One Piece FighterZ
In my opinion, I think Arc System Works should create One Piece FighterZ. Due to the success Dragon Ball FighterZ video game. I think Arc System Works should look at the number one spelling manga in Japan. For those who doesn’t know what One Piece is all about. Let me summary the series as a whole, One Piece is a Japanese Shonen manga created by Eiichiro Oda. The series revolves around a pirate named Monkey D Luffy who wants to become king of the pirates and find Gold Roger treasure. Throughout the series, Luffy recruits members of his pirate crew and dubbed Straw Hats. Which Luffy’s signature hat given by Shanks (another pirate early episodes). In Luffy’s quest to find One Piece, he confronts villains and marines that gets in his way. That’s One Piece series in a nutshell but I am not here to talk about whole show.
I will be discuss how One Piece FighterZ will be made if Arc System Works decided to create it. Note: One Piece and Dragon Ball had crossovers in the past along with Toriko. That crossover with Toriko, Goku and Luffy promoted J Stars Victory Vs video game developed by Spike Chunsoft. There is another game that features Naruto called Battle Stadium D.O.N which was another crossover game. We don’t if we see a Naruto 2D fighting game any time soon though. CyberConnect2 did a amazing job with Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series. Now they company is developed a new Demon Slayer game and can’t wait to play it on PS5. Back on topic, I will first give you a retrospective of One Piece fighting games.
One Piece fighting games
There is small amount of One Piece fighting games out there. First one was One Piece Grand Battle which plays like Power Stone. Grand Battle features supporting characters and super moves with quick-time events. I actually own One Piece Grand Adventure during the 4Kids Entertainment era (I hated pirate rap worst than DBGT one). The game was fun and had animated cutscenes along with staying true the source material. Afterwards, I haven’t played a One Piece fighting game ever again. If you want to get One Piece Grand Adventure it’s available on PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Gamecube. Don’t forgot to get One Piece Grand Battle X as well on Nintendo 3DS Fighting for One Piece is a Japan-only game which is not good at first impression, so I will skip this one.
Nintendo 3DS has some good One Piece games like Gigant Battle which is the some as Grand Battle, If you want to buy One Piece Gigant Battle 2 New World its available on Nintendo 3DS. Next up, is One Piece Burning Blood which tires to emulate Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series. In Burning Blood, the format is 3 vs 3 tag battle sounds familiar. The game was average and Spike Chunsoft didn’t learn there lesson on creating arena fighters. Thanks Jump Force for this but My Hero One’s Justice wasn’t to bad but there is room for improvements. One Piece Burning Blood is available on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. But Arc System Works did create a One Piece fighting game.
It’s called One Piece Great Pirate Colosseum on the Nintendo 3DS. Note: This game crossover with Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden with online crossplay. Great Pirate Colosseum does have support characters with smaller stages. Which was weird at first glimpse of the gameplay. We do have tag team in there in which like FighterZ a little bit. Well that’s all the fighting games for One Piece. One to the meat of this post. What many characters well One Piece FighterZ has? You know the main characters Straw Hats like Zoro, Sanji, Nami and many more will appear. The series has a huge roster of characters do you agree? Hand picking them will be a challenge indeed. The developers will have to know their playstyle indeed.
We know they might feature movie character who are canon or not in this game. I don’t know Big Mom or Kaido will make an appear due to their size. There is the new generation like Law and Kid. What about other villains like Blackbeard and many others in the ranks. There is so many characters I can’t take it. The roster might be smaller and expanded later on like Guilty Gear Xrd did. Due to the sprite work and animation. There might be a original villain just like Android 21 of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Along with original story created by Oda himself not nobody else. Gamplay wise it will be same as FighterZ with no Dragon Ball wishes.
It will retain 3 vs 3 format like Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (one of the best crossover ever and inspiration for FighterZ). I wonder what do you guys think of this? Will Arc System Works create a new 2D fighting game like FighterZ? Who knows we might have to see if the Mange ends. Are you a One Piece fan and hoping to see a new fighting game being developed? Let me know in the comment below and on social media. For before I go I have to say couple of things. I am waiting for a new 2D Shonen Jump fighting game but Jump Force was disappointing. Cyberconnect2 should be in charge of creating another anime crossover not Spike Chunsoft.
Arc System Works did a amazing job on anime fighters. I hope to see more in the near future. Thanks for talking the time to reading my blogpost. If you want more updates on the blog, join my discord and follow me on social media. For video content, subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow me Twitch. Share this to Arc System Works and any One Piece fan out there? Tell them we want One Piece FighterZ on new gen console for PlayStation 5, PC and Xbox Series X.