A sequel to Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei’s anime tie-in One Piece: Pirate Warriors is coming to both the PlayStation 3 and Vita. The sequel – unsurprisingly named One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – was announced in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Shonen Jump. The sequel will be set within the so-called ‘New World’ story arc, which we’re sure will mean something to at least one of you. It will supposedly feature new characters and fresh modes.

Additional details are scarce, but this is pretty big news for Sony’s struggling handheld in Japan. The first title sold 655,774 units on PS3 alone back in March, pushing hardware sales over 65,000 units. We’d be surprised if the sequel didn’t give the portable a similar boost.

Naturally, there's no word on a Western release just yet – but the first title did eventually find its way overseas, so there's definitely a chance that the sequel will follow.

[via siliconera.com]