While these characters are certainly not going to play a large role in the storyline of the New World part of One Piece, there impact on the series as a whole was huge, thus making their inclusion essential.
One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 New World is set for a Japanese release date of November 17th, 2011. It has yet to be confirmed whether it will be localised. The first game in the series however is in the process of localisation, so who knows it may not be too far off the books.
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