Hody Jones and Vander Decken to be playable in One Piece: Gigant Battle 2

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Seeing that the upcoming Nintendo DS title, One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 New World is set in the New World part of the One Piece story (as well as featuring other locales previously seen in the series), it was to be expected that some of the series newer characters would appear.

Well, it has now been confirmed that the antagonists of the Fishman Island story arc, Hody Jones and Vander Decken, will be playable characters in One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 New World. Thus far both Hody and Vander have yet to appear in the anime series, however both have long been present in the manga.

The DS fighter is set for a release this month throughout Japan on the 17th. What do you think of Hody Jones and Vander Decken’s inclusion in One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 New World? Let us know in the shoutbox and comments section.

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