One Piece: Romance Dawn Hits North America February 11th

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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One Piece: Romance Dawn Package

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!


About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!

  • TrueWiiMaster

    Wait, an action RPG featuring turn-based gameplay? Isn’t that kinda contradictory?

    I’m excited for this game either way. I watched One Piece on Toonami back in the day too, but I didn’t become a real fan until that ended and I started watching the Japanese version (tons better imo). I’m surprised they’re releasing this game at retail instead of just digitally, but since they are, that’s probably the version I’ll get.