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One Piece: Romance Dawn confirmed for North America

Posted on September 19, 2013 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

One Piece: Romance Dawn is heading to North America after all. Today, Namco Bandai announced that the 3DS game will launch in the states this holiday season.

For the latest trailer, check out the video above. The official announcement can be found after the break.

SAN JOSE, Calif., (September 19, 2013) – NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that one of the world’s best-selling manga, ONE PIECE, will be making a voyage onto the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system in ONE PIECE®: ROMANCE DAWN this holiday season in the Americas. Developed by Three Rings Inc., this Role Playing Game (RPG) will allow gamers a chance to experience Eiichiro Oda’s manga and anime masterpiece about Monkey D. Luffy’s dreams and grand journey to become the next Pirate King.

In ONE PIECE: ROMANCE DAWN, players will set sail for amazingly drawn 3D islands with the Straw Hat Crew and explore famous stages such as Baratie, Arlong Park and more. Once drawn into the fantastical world of ONE PIECE, eager fans will have the opportunity to experience all the epic battles of ONE PIECE and encounter the franchise’s most famous bosses such as Arlong, Crocodile, Rob Lucci, and Magellan. By going head-to-head with these powerful foes, players will experience amazing battles and cut-scenes that make for elaborate boss encounters true to the original story.

RPG lovers will find themselves embarking on an adventure where they can level up their favorite characters and customize and craft tons of new items that will change both the characters’ physical appearance and battle stats. ONE PIECE: ROMANCE DAWN will contain an exciting “Grand Tactical Battle” feature within the game’s active turn base system, allowing players to choose the way of attack depending on battle situations.

“The ONE PIECE franchise boasts action-packed battles, compelling characters, and sensational settings all interwoven into a truly remarkable storyline that has captivated fans for years,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. “By adapting this widely acclaimed anime license into an exciting new RPG experience, our goal is to provide fans familiar and thrilling adventures as they become the hero and set sail on their own voyage to become the Pirate King.”

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