Namco Bandai Games America Inc. Sails One Piece™: Pirates’ Carnival™ Towards Retail Stores
Company: Namco
SANTA CLARA, Calif., (Sept 12, 2006) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. has announced today that One Piece(TM): Pirates’ Carnival(TM) for Nintendo GameCube(TM) and PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system has shipped to retail. Luffy and the Strawhat crew usher in the new age of piracy with over 30 adventure-filled mini games, three game modes and outrageous antics that only the One Piece world can deliver. One Piece: Pirates’ Carnival is based on the tremendously popular graphic novel published by VIZ Media and TV series of the same name airing on Cartoon Network.

“One Piece: Pirates’ Carnival brings players all the comical antics of the One Piece characters in a party game that everyone can enjoy,” said Naruo
Uchida, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.’s Vice President of Product Development. "We have created a title that is easily accessible and filled with a
great variety of mini-games that fits well with the adventures of the Strawhat crew.”

Embark on a voyage with Luffy and the crew, as up-to-four players take command of their own vessel and prove their worth as captain. Duke it out in Board Game mode where players compete in mini games to take control of individual tile squares on board maps taken from their favorite One Piece areas. Gain territory in East Blue, or make a play for power over Grand Line as gamers struggle to become a dominating force on the sea. Collect cards from newly conquered stomping grounds and unearth hidden treasure to gain power and sail toward victory.

Gamers can replay their favorite mini-games at any time with the Mini-Game Collection mode. Have a blast in a hazardous bomb battle, shoot hoops in a game of pirate basketball, or get messy with a food fight. Potential pirates can also get a piece of the action in Versus mode, which offers four additional independent games for even more multiplayer mayhem.

Developed by Hand Co. Ltd., One Piece: Pirates’ Carnival is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB and carries an MSRP of $29.99.

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Game: One Piece: Pirates Carnival (Playstation 2)