Play mini-games in One Piece: Unlimited World R
posted on 11.20.13 at 07:16 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Use the Pirate Points you earn to unlock new quests.

The main story isn’t the only attraction in One Piece: Unlimited World R for 3DS. There are a wide-ranging number quests you can take on, as well.

These include collection quests like bug catching and fishing, and beast battle quests, where you’ll take on monsters like “T-Rex,” “Thunder Dragon,” and “Ice Dragon.” Your Pirate Rank will rise as you clear quests, allowing you to challenge greater tasks of higher difficulty.

You can accept quests from Yadoya, a new character original to One Piece: Unlimited World R. Quest difficulty varies, and items are rewarded upon completion. Furthermore, if you clear a quest, you can use the Pirate Points to unlock new quests.

The game also offers a number of mini-games like “Thriller Bark Card Rush” and “Luffy’s Balatier Dinner.” The latter is especially cute, as it features a chibi Luffy running around to catch falling meat and onigiri thrown by Sanji. If he’s hit with a barrel or frying pan, movement will stop, and time will be lost. Like quests, you’ll also earn Pirate Points by playing these mini-games.

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery. In addition to images of the new information detailed above, you’ll also see Shanks, Marshall D. Teach, and Edward “Whitebeard” Newgate, as well as a mysterious enemy robot version of the Strawhat Pirates’ Franky called “General Black Franky.”

Two new videos, showing boss battles against Rob Lucci and Wapol, can be seen below. If videos aren’t your fancy, the game is out today in Japan.

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  • British_Otaku

    I’m not happy with how hunting with nets works now (perhaps they will get it back to Adventure/Cruise standards in a sequel), but minigames sounds nice especially if they pay off reasonably nicely into the main experience (see GBC Shantae’s lizard race in the desert for an example of something so easy to win, it becomes the best way to raise money even if it is fairly late) and fun.

    My copy shipped, but I’ll be waiting a while before I can give this a go.

    Loving this artwork:

  • Lifestreamer

    Really nice, I was afraid of the minigame feature being completely unrelated to the main game, I’m happy in being wrong.

    So the thunder dragon was finally confirmed huh? I can smell a boss battle involving all the elemental dragons at the end of the game.