One Piece: Romance Dawn coming to Europe
posted on 07.04.13 at 11:42 AM EST by (@salromano)
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The 3DS version of One Piece: Romance Dawn, an RPG first launched on PSP, is headed westward in 2013, Namco Bandai announced.

In it, players will be able to battle against famous bosses like Buggy, Arlong, Crocodile, Rob Lucci, and more. Players will act as Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami, and others while running through stages like Baratie, Arlong Park, and more.

As an RPG, players will be able to level up and customize their characters, and craft “tons” of items. It uses a “Grand Tactical Battle” system, which requires players to react quickly and make swift judgement in battle. “Grand Chains” will let players unleash multiple special attacks in a row.

Currently, the game’s only been confirmed for Europe. We’ve contacted Namco Bandai U.S. for confirmation on a North American release. (Update: Namco Bandai has told Gematsu there are currently no plans to bring One Piece: Romance Dawn to North America.)

Watch the debut trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

  • DarthBrian

    Oh sweet! Do want!

    EDIT: Oh shit, Europe only for now. T_T

    • Locksus

      Yeah, you can’t even comprehend how some Europeans feel after what Fatlus pulled with P4A. I mean, some people had to wait a whole YEAR before they got the damn game over here.
      I’m glad this isn’t Atlus’ game but I’m worried when we’ll get SMT IV :I

  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    Wow thats awesome, were finally getting Killer Apps on 3DS here

  • sagadeogo2011

    please us retail, and why not, if they can release project x zone, why not one piece?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      wait.. project x zone is Namdai or Capcom?
      I can’t remember clearly

      • sagadeogo2011


        • Renaldi Saputra


  • $30632660

    Wow what a gigantic misleading title >.>

    Should’ve just said it was coming to Europe instead of “the west”. Europe doesn’t make up all of the “West” -_-.

    • Sal Romano

      Europe is west.

      Namco Bandai has yet to confirm the US version because they operate at later times compared to Europe. We’ll likely get it here, too. I’ve already contacted them to try and obtain an earlier confirmation.

      • $30632660

        Considering the fact that Namdai completely ignored NA when the Unlimited Cruise games on the Wii and the Unlimited Cruise 3ds Remake alongside the Gigant Battle on the ds were only localized for Europe,

        I wouldn’t hold my breath, unless of course some PS3 One Piece game was localized then sure NA will get it >.>

        • Budgiecat


  • Renaldi Saputra

    so, just like Saint seiya..
    it will be released on the West but not all Western Region

    oh gawd, how about Decode?
    welp, it’s One Piece after all

  • Policenaut

    Namco Bandai Europe did the exact same thing with One Piece: Pirate Warriors 1 and 2. They announced it first for Europe, then a day or so later the America branch confirmed it for North America. I figure they’ll announce soon for America.

    • $30632660

      It don’t work like that for Nintendo Systems…

  • Jontaku

    Yay Glad to see it’s coming to Europe!

  • Kaboom

    Come on, North American release! Day one purchaser, right here!

  • Blackikun

    fu*k you Bandai! This Game comes to Europe but a own Franchise (at the moment) not? It´s great for the OP Fans but what about Digimon Decode? It was anncounced for the 3DS first but nothing? Sometimes i think that Bandai poop on there own Franchise -.-

    • Mar Mar

      I don’t understand why some games get localized for either Europe or NA? Why not both? Like always I mean.

  • Elvick

    They localize this, but not the Vita version of PW2? D:< All they'd have to do is pay some licensing fees, limited production in Europe (as I'm sure NA would go digital only). Translation is already done for PS3 version. :/

    Oh well, good news for 3DS.

  • Carabutifarra

    Day 1

  • kenshee

    And so my future 3ds backlog thickens…

  • Hating Ass Nigga

    It would be cool if they gave us Digimon Decode and let the European folks have their one piece.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Re:digitize Decode needs more love seriously

      • Budgiecat

        wut bout DRAGON QUEST VII

        • TwinTails

          Nintendo acquired the rights to publish the DQ series in North America if I recall.

  • Learii

    is this base turn or an action rpg?

    • Budgiecat


  • Gilgamesh2025

    The game looks so good!

  • Sal Romano

    Sorry, NA fans. :(

    • Kurisu Makise

      How many slaps in the face can Namco Bandai dish out?

      • $30632660

        An unprecedented amount

        • Kurisu Makise

          You win the internet for today sir, well played.

        • TwinTails

          They keep this up and they lose all support because they don’t have anymore games out on the market. You don’t localize, you don’t earn profit.

      • Elvick


        • Kurisu Makise

          Must be too much to ask to localize the PSP version for PSN digital release…I’d flip a tea table or something but it’s Namco Bandai, can’t even get native Vita games from them, well except DBZ.

          • Elvick

            And NA gets digital only of DBZ. D:<

            Well, we also get western games from them. I think some racing game came out digital only for Vita. But most of us want their Japanese stuff.

            • Kurisu Makise

              Exactly. At this point, digital only One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 and Romance Dawn would be more than enough. Hmm, maybe I’ll tweet Shahid, might help D=

              • Elvick

                I wouldn’t be too happy with digital only, but I’d prefer that than nothing. So at least those who want to buy it digitally can. And I can just emocry in a corner somewhere. :P

                • Kurisu Makise

                  By emocry you mean buy and play it with us! We’ll pat you on the back and remind you of the good old days of retail releases T_T

    • Hero of Legend

      This isn’t fair, what the hell Namco Bandai! :'(

    • Hero of Legend

      Alright, I made a petition to get it here in NA:

      Care to post it on the site? They did listen to the Dark Souls PC petition apparently:

      Let’s make this happen! :D

      • Warboss Aohd

        signed, share that on facebook and twitter, try to spread the word.

        • Hero of Legend

          I have no facebook activity and already shared on twitter, I don’t many followers at all (I follow a lot of people though).

          Can you help spread it? Any One Piece fansites or where ever this would be able to reach a huge crowd?

          • Warboss Aohd

            try Operation Rainfall

  • usagi_san

    *adding to my wishlist*

    I feel sorry for those in NA. Once again the region-locked monster has reared its ugly head.

  • TwinTails

    If it get’s localized in Europe, then it has a greater chance for NA players.

    • Prinny Dood

      Not really cause europe got one piece unlimited criuse and we didnt, and besides banco said they have “NO PLANS” bringing this to north america which is a shame : (

      • TwinTails

        Crap, well if they don’t localize, they don’t earn profit.

  • papermario

    I want this in US, the region lock part doesnt matter

  • TiAn

    And still, no words for a western localization of JoJo All Star Battle :/

  • Warboss Aohd

    dammit Namco Bandai.

  • Tripp3K

    Romance Dawn 3DS not coming to North America? I’m sure we are all upset about this, so how about we let Namco Bandai know!

    ^There is Namco Bandai NA’s contact info, send them a letter or even call them and let them know that we want this game! You can also sign the petition( link below)!

    It may be a long shot, but we might be able to change Namco Bandai’s mind if they see that there are a lot of fans who want this game!