Bandai Namco have released new trailers for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, showing gameplay of Basil Hawkins, Big Mom, and Kaido.
“Magician Basil Hawkins,” is captain of the Hawkins Pirates, and in his introduction was part of the Eleven Supernovas- pirates who achieved a bounty of over 100 million before they reach the New World.
Almost always calm, he utilizes both tarot cards for fortune telling, and his Straw-Straw Devil Fruit to create voodoo straw dolls that can not only attack, but redirect damage they take.
Big Mom (real name Charlotte Linlin) is captain of the Big Mom pirates, and one of the Four Emperors- the most powerful pirates in the world (“Yonko” in the original Japanese).
Almost 29 feet tall, her titanic strength is why she is so feared. Her gluttony and cravings for specific sweets resulted in the islands under her control preparing metric tons of food for her, or risking annihilation from her craving-fueled blind rampages.
Even when she has not lost control, Big Mom’s tea parties are fueled by her pirates plundering the ingredients needed, and killing everyone in the process- under Big Mom’s orders.
Her Soul-Soul Devil Fruit allows her to manipulate souls, and transfer even shards of them into inanimate objects dubbed “Homies”. Three of these Homies (her hat Napoleon, a miniature sun Prometheus, and a cloud Zeus) are made from fragments of Big Mom’s own soul, and can turn into powerful monstrous forms to aid her in combat.
Finally, Kaido of the Beasts (nicknamed the “Strongest Creature in the World”) is the Governor (captain) of the Animal Kingdom Pirates, and also one of the Four Emperors.
Another giant-sized pirate with exceptional strength, Kaido is brutal to everyone- even his own allies should they fail him. Despising the fact he was unable to be the one to kill Whitebeard, he now finds the world dull, and wishes to start “the world’s greatest war” because the world now bores him.
Having eaten an unknown Devil Fruit, Kaido can transform into a giant dragon, capable of breathing red-hot fire. The official website notes that he can “unleash a variety of powerful attacks with ice, flames and lightning elements.”
Captain of the Hawkins Pirates. Commonly known as “Magician Basil Hawkins”. His devil fruit is the Straw-Straw Fruit and he has the ability to take damage through the use of a puppet prepared from within his body or even to transform himself into a giant straw puppet. He places great importance on fortune telling and acts according to the tarot card results. Always calm, but can be short tempered; he also hates jokes.
Hawkins wields the power of the Straw-Straw Fruit. He can use his straw sword and nail attacks to bring his enemies very bad luck.
Captain of the Big Mom Pirates. One of the Four Emperors reigning over the New World. Her real name is Charlotte Linlin but is also called “Mama”. Her Soul-Soul Fruit can steal a soul from one person and give it to another. Loves sweets but hates bitter treats and empty seats at “tea parties”. After Whitebeard’s death, she took Fish-Man Island in exchange for treats, but Luffy picked a fight with her when he robbed those from her.
Big Mom uses Zeus, Prometheus and Napoleon to execute a wide range of attacks, overwhelming enemies before they can get close. When she transforms, she can unleash the full destructive power of the elements.
Governor of the Animal Kingdom Pirates. One of the Four Emperors reigning over the New World. Commonly known as the “Kaido, The King of the Beasts”. He besieged Wano Country and now controls it. A pirate with a very hard body, known as the strongest creature on land, sea, and air. He wants to start the “world’s greatest war” to break up the world, which he sees as boring. Drinks a lot, and when drunk spends time laughing, or crying.
Unleash a variety of powerful attacks with ice, flames and lightning elements.
Fireballs and thunders will remain effective for a certain period of time after an attack, and ice blocks that remain in the field can freeze the surrounding which will give endless damages to the enemies.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 launches March 26th in Japan, and March 27th in the US and Europe for Windows PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.