By Josh Speer / November 19th, 2013
I should probably preface this by clarifying that I don’t read a lot of manga or watch a lot of anime. However, there was a short but beautiful period of time where Cartoon Network was airing lots of episodes of such beauties as Naruto and One Piece. I watched both shows pretty regularly and found them to be highly entertaining, if perhaps not the best thing ever.
Thus, it is with some confusion that I am very excited to report that both physical and digital versions of One Piece: Romance Dawn are headed to North America February 11th, 2014. (Europe and Australia will get the game November 29, 2013.) One Piece: Romance Dawn is an action RPG featuring Luffy and his other crazy companions as it covers a good portion of the series. It reportedly will feature turn-based gameplay and action commands.
Though originally released in Japan for the PSP, this will be a 3DS port, which makes me all kinds of happy. I need more RPGs on my 3DS, so this will be a welcome addition. Gotta hand it to Namco Bandai and developer Three Rings for localizing this, as originally it was reported this would stay in Japan only. In the meantime, enjoy the following screenshots!
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