Santa Clara, Calif., (January 3, 2008) â€“ Leading video games publisher and developer, NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today that One Pieceâ„¢: Unlimited Adventureâ„¢ has gone gold for the Wiiâ„¢. Based on the hit animated TV series, One Pieceâ„¢, players will follow the adventures of the Straw Hat Pirates as their journey leads them to treasure and perilous encounters on an uncharted isle. Danger awaits swashbuckling players when One Piece: Unlimited Adventure is released on January 22.
â€œOne Piece: Unlimited Adventure is the perfect fit on the Wii system as gamers can come together to explore, compete and experience the world of the animated series,â€ said Todd Thorson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. â€œOne Piece: Unlimited Adventure embodies our commitment to produce top-notch games that are an extension of its popular anime properties.â€
While sailing the open sea, an island mysteriously rises from deep beneath the ocean waves, leaving the Straw Hat Pirates stranded on a strange land. Players will take control of their favorite One Piece characters to explore new areas, battle vicious enemies and solve challenging puzzles.
With the innovative Wii Remoteâ„¢ and Nunchuckâ„¢ controller, players will pull, turn and swing to battle nefarious villains using each characterâ€™s own unique set of moves including Luffyâ€™s â€œGum Gum Stormâ€ and Nami The Navigatorâ€™s â€œCyclone Tempoâ€. Players can experience the exclusive new storyline in Adventure Mode with one of eight Straw Hat Pirates; put their skills to the test in Survival Mode; or go toe-to-toe with friends in Vs. Mode. Players can also unlock over 40 characters, secret items, and special costumes. With more characters to play as and hours of gameplay, One Piece: Unlimited Adventure marks the spot for fun and adventure on the high seas.
One Piece: Unlimited Adventure is rated â€œTâ€ for teen by the ESRB. For more information on One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, please visit: onepiece.namcobandaigames.com
About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer based in Santa Clara, CA. 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 the PAC-MANÂ®, SOULCALIBURÂ®, Narutoâ„¢ and TekkenÂ® brands. For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., and our products log onto www.namcobandaigames.com.
About Toei Animation Inc.
Toei Animation Inc. (TAI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toei Animation Co., Ltd. established in Los Angeles in 2004, looks forward to spreading the world-renowned Japanese animation studioâ€™s extensive library and pursuing co-production projects in North and Latin America and other English-speaking territories worldwide. The main business operations of TAI include film licensing in all media and emerging platforms, merchandise licensing and co-productions with local establishments. Dream Ahead â€“ Toei Animation. www.toei-anim.com