The RPG adaptation finally heads to the West.
Besides Pirate Warriors 2, the Mugiwara Pirates will be running wild on the Nintendo 3DS as well, as Namco Bandai Games Europe announces that One Piece: Romance Dawn will be heading to the handheld in the West.
Namco Bandai Games Europe Senior Vice President Olivier Comte stated that, “The One Piece games continue to seduce fans across Europe, One Piece: Romance Dawn brings a full new experience as the very first One Piece RPG to stay faithful to the masterpiece. As a leading anime license, One Piece is celebrated all over the world. Moreover, One Piece: Romance Dawn will give you the opportunity to be a hero in a super exciting adventure, as a fan, you can’t miss it!”
Unlike Pirate Warriors, Romance Dawn is an RPG in which players will be able to play as Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Sanji and many more, facing off against bosses like Buggy, Arlong, Crocodile and Rob Lucci besides travelling to areas like Arlong Park and Baratie.
There will be “Grand Tactical Battles” – which we assume is a fancier term for QTEs in battles – and “Grand Chain” attacks for connecting numerous Special Attacks in sequence.