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Namco Bandai Reveals One Piece Dance Battle


Shonen manga and anime franchise tie-in videogames are no stranger to unorthodox genres. We’ve seen card games, visual novels, and even party games – in spite of the fact that shonen properties automatically lend themselves well to fighting and action games. Namco Bandai is not about to break tradition, as it has just revealed a brand new One Piece smartphone game that has nothing to do with fighting: One Piece Dance Battle.

One Piece Dance Battle is essentially a rhythm game that lets you control the Straw Hat Pirates as they try to dance each other off, using the touch screen as controls for their hip pirate dance moves. It looks decent enough, and as the video below shows, there’s also a lot of fanservice by way of Nami, whose dancing make you wonder if they borrowed the physics engine from Dead or Alive:

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