One Piece: Unlimited World Red coming west this year on PlayStation 3, Wii U, PS Vita, and 3DS
posted on 03.12.14 at 12:55 PM EST by (@salromano)
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One Piece: Unlimited World Red

One Piece: Unlimited World Red, originally launched for 3DS in Japan late last year, is coming to the west on not just 3DS, but PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PS Vita, too.

Due out later this year, the game will be released across retailers in North America and Europe. However, the PS Vita and Wii U releases will be digital-only in North America.

The game is an action-adventure RPG developed by Ganbarion. Players will live the Pirate adventure with “fun-filled escapades, action-packed battles, and powerful allies” in a “never-before-seen scenario.” All while mastering skills and combos, and facing against bosses like Crocodile, Rob Lucci, Caesar Clown, and others. Co-op gameplay will let up to four players team up to take down opponents, or enjoy mini-games like fishing, bug-catching, and so on.

“Namco Bandai Games has been a proud publisher of One Piece games for many years, and with the astonishing global popularity of the manga series and support of the devoted fans, we are thrilled to be localizing One Piece: Unlimited World Red for the Americas,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Namco Bandai Games America.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View some screenshots at the gallery.

  • TheExile285

    So unexpected lol. Hopefully all these versions make it to NA.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Update on the digital only thing. Only digital in NA on Wii U and PSV.

    Also, screenshots are uploading. Literally going a mile a minute on a crappy internet connection. Sorry. :(

    • TheExile285

      Did they say anything about cross play between the games?

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        Nope. :/

        In other news…

        Why are you doing this to me, internet? (For those wondering I’m commenting from my phone. I’d tether this and use it if I didn’t have unlimited data grandfathered.)

        Edit: I give up. Gonna wait a few and try connecting again.

        Edit 2: Finally! All the images are up.

  • MyBodyIsReady

    Retail in Europe? Awesome. Vita version for the win

  • DarthBrian

    Wow. On PS3 too. Nice! :D

    • Tetsu

      Retail even! :D

      Actually I’d get it on Wii U if it wasn’t digital only. Oh well.

  • MrFinalgamer

    So…they’re localizing this, buy not the Talrs games? …
    *sigh* hope ya’ll enjoy it, regardless

    • http://youtube.com/thegaminghself MrShinkara

      Which recent Tales games have no been localized? We’ve been getting pretty much all of them, with the exception of Hearts R on Vita.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        And Innocence R which people seem to forget.

        • http://youtube.com/thegaminghself MrShinkara

          That’s what I meant to put, lol. Thanks for the correction.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Well Innocence and Hearts are both games that have an R version and were released on the Vita in Japan only.

        • MrFinalgamer

          TBH innocence is the lesser good game in comparison to hearts

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Doesn’t mean it didn’t come.

      • MrFinalgamer

        I meant those 2 exactly (hearts and innocence)

        • http://youtube.com/thegaminghself MrShinkara

          Not enough Vitas out there to justify the cost to bring it over. Sucks as a fan, but from a business perspective it makes sense.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Bring over the games and more Vita will sell. That stupid circular reasoning is idiotic. “We won’t bring games over because there aren’t enough Vitas to justify it.” “Well Vitas won’t sell because there isn’t any games for it.” It’s bullshit. Just release the fucking games.

            • Wolf Star

              Hatsune miku is selling well. “Not selling well” haha it depends on the people I guess.

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                Is it? Kind of surprising being a super niche game, and download only.

                • Wolf Star

                  636 downloads. It’s been like 1 week now. Idk about Europe, but that’s NA so far. Still I’m surprised it doing really well.

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    636… oh… that is what you meant selling well. xD That isn’t bad I guess.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yeah xD I tried to star it but it didn’t let me, unless I bought the game. Which I did and it worked. lol and yeah it’s not that bad :3 tales of R and inosece should be localized like Miku is doing >~<

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      lol I plan to buy it eventually, even though it will probably make me rage.

                    • Wolf Star

                      It’s very different from ps3 ver. I tought it’s going to be the same game which it is. but when you play the main game.. Oh boy I was wrong, plus I’m playing on easy xD

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Never played the PS3 version (can’t) I played the demo of the Vita version, it is so hard.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Actually when you get the game. There’s a toturial that will tell you on how to play the game. It’s easy to understand :) It’s really fun and addicting ^^ I’m loving it on my Ps vita :D you should get it too :3

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      It isn’t hard to understand. I know what to do my timing sucks though. xD It is really fun though, and as I said I will buy it, eventually.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Awesome :D and I know same with me xD I still enjoy it ^^ also there’s a DLC too just to let you know.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      There’s always DLC. xD I need to buy DLC for several games still, and it too will be gotten eventually.

                    • Wolf Star

                      XD you’ll really enjoy it :D

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Right-o.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yep :3 have you played Danganrompa?? For Ps vita.? (It’s for Ps vita) xD

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Nope that is one of them that I will buy eventually.

                    • Wolf Star

                      You have to :O it’s amazing!! Like amazing, amazing :3 I have it and it’s awesome!! 1000/10 from me :D

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      lol 1000/10?

                    • Wolf Star

                      Yep lol :D play it and you’ll find out why I gave it higher xD

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Will do eventually.

                    • Wolf Star

                      Awesome :3

                    • Elvick

                      Not everyone rates games, obviously.

                      Hard to gauge. But it’s better than 300 ratings.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Right, I was thinking that myself. I am guessing it is close to 1k which still isn’t great, but eh.

                    • Elvick

                      Doubt it’s that low.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      *shrug*

            • Budgiecat

              exactly

          • MrFinalgamer

            But why localize One Piece on vita?

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              It didn’t even have a Vita version in Japan…

              • MrFinalgamer

                Even better! Why make port (One Piece), instead of just a localization (tales of vita)?

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Good question. xD

          • Budgiecat

            thats a load of crock. Sure doesn’t stop NIS, Compile Hearts, Aksys, etc

    • Pyrofrost

      One Piece has a much stronger following worldwide than Tales does.
      That’s the primary reason.

      • MrFinalgamer

        Really? I thought the one piece fans were small in number. Sure hope the sales are enough to localize more stuff.

        • Pyrofrost

          Yes sir~

          One Piece is the best selling manga series of all time, and the anime stays in the top for anime TV ratings worldwide.

        • Eder García

          downvotes… why you leave us?

          • MrFinalgamer

            I ment around the world, i know its incredibly popular in japan, no reason to downvote for not knowing that…

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Wow. Uh… hm…

  • crimsonidol

    Quite a surprise. Now let’s hope that the quality of the ports isn’t subaverage

  • Pyrofrost

    Alright, another Vita game to my collection.
    I would get it on 3DS, but dem trophies~

  • Renaldi Saputra

    So, Bamco still give a chance to the forgotten PS Vita that they thought all this time?
    hopefully the sales will be well so they can change their mind about PS Vita

  • artemisthemp

    Looking forward playing this game on PS Vita :) May pick up PS3 version also.

  • Tetsu

    I have barely seen One Piece.

    But this, this game that has been developed by Ganbarion (the reason I watched the trailer) this looks great.

    It may just be the sway I need to watch the show.

    • British_Otaku

      Ganbarion started out by developing One Piece games and I wouldn’t say this is their best one, even if it is a fun game. I do recommend watching the show or reading the manga if you can as it is a fun ride and most of Ganbarion’s recent takes on the series and crossovers are worth picking up years later due to the amount of value on offer…

      Not so much this one.

      • Tetsu

        Unfortunately none of those came here in the West.

        Might just have to stick with average i guess :p

        • British_Otaku

          Some of Ganbarion’s games were localised like a few Grand Battles (PS1, PS2, GameCube), most of them chopped up to match 4Kids… >_> Then the classic Wii Unlimited series where Unlimited Adventure was dubbed by FUNimation in 2008 but the rest of the series wasn’t released in America but was released in Europe on top of Japan.

          Gigant Battle was released in Europe, though I would recommend getting the never localised sequel instead.

          I feel like I’m underselling Unlimited World RED, anyone who hasn’t played another Unlimited game for long will probably have a blast, especially if you haven’t watched the show proper or read the manga…

          I recommend you blitz through the manga as you will catch up pretty fast, if you mind some parts where episodes feel slower than a single chapter from padding (more offensive than filler).

  • Elvick

    FFS, tired of Digital only nonsense.

    Guess I’ll have to import it from Europe on Vita.

    Their NA branch really hates my money.

    Also, this makes their decision to not localize the Vita version of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 even more retarded than it was originally.

    • Albel Nox

      i agree but atleast the game is coming here our wish came true =)

  • Budgiecat

    Cool Bamco,

    Now just localize:

    Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
    Digimon RE:Digitize
    Digimon Adventure
    God Eater 2
    Gundam Extreme VS Full Boost
    Gundam Side Stories: The Missing Link
    Gundam 0081 Chronicle
    Gundam UC
    Gundam Battle Operation (for PS4 too. And tame down the microtransactions)
    Gundam Breaker
    upcoming Gundam PS4 game (Gundamfall?)
    Tales of Vesperia PS3
    Tales of Hearts R (retail)
    Tales of Innocence R (retail)
    Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn Vita version (retail)
    Great Thief Rousseau (3DS eShop)
    Super Robot Wars OG Infinite Battle
    Super Robot Wars OG 1 (PSN classics) & 2nd
    Super Robot Wars OG Masoukishin series
    Super Robot Wars Z,Z2,Z3 (lol I dontt care if its seemingly impossible)
    J-Stars Victory VS (same as above)

    and all will be forgiven…maybe

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      And they will localize… none of them! :3

      • Budgiecat

        nooooooooooooooo

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Sorry bro.

    • http://www.shonengamez.com/ Kaitou

      Jesus, talk about demanding.

      • Budgiecat

        yesssssssssssssss

        • British_Otaku

          No Dragon Ball Kai: Ultimate Butoden?
          And you call yourself demanding!

          • Budgiecat

            oooh I liked that game too.
            Sadly Game Republic died. : (
            You brought up old wounds….

      • Pyrofrost

        He does this kinda stupid shit on pretty much any Bandai or Sega related article. You’ll learn to just ignore it and move on.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Eh. It just means Bamco sucks at localization.

    • Wolf Star

      Beg them to do it :D it works everytime :3 lol

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Does it? Not really. xD I bet even sucking their… won’t do anything. They will be like, thanks, but get the fuck out.

        • Wolf Star

          Hahah xD lol I would say 50/50 chance it might happen?? Localizing Tales of Ps vita and Digimon will be hard to do so :P you know bamco xD

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

      This comment needs to be placed on a billboard in front of Namco NA. HQ (with neon lights, streamers, and a clown flashing his cash)

  • http://www.samuraiprincess.com Mr Fwibbles

    There is no online co-op. From Bandai Namco’s Facebook page: “* Nintendo 3DSTM and PlayStation®Vita will feature local multiplayer gameplay for up to four players. Wii UTM and PlayStation®3 will feature split screen multiplayer gameplay for up to two players.”

    • TheExile285

      Really? I have no issue playing this solo but that’s weird for a game they are marketing for MP

    • Pyrofrost

      So basically, ad-hoc co-op on portable consoles; and old-school co-op on home consoles.

  • SuperLuigi

    Yay the 3DS version is physical! Def the one im getting to play coop with some friends.

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    So aren’t the additional versions releasing in Japan? That doesn’t make any sense!

  • new_tradition

    First Impressions: this is incredibly accommodating. I’m sure this isn’t the first case of a game being released on more console outside of Japan, but I think it’s fair to say it’s still a pretty rare occurrence?

    (unless Japan gets these other platform choices later on..?)

    But…I actually still haven’t gotten into the One Piece franchise at all >.<

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Well just recently Atlus decided to do that with Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. (360 edition in US).

  • 9li8

    OH YES YES YES
    A ONE PIECE RPG ON HD HOME CONSOLE, HOLY FUCK THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE.

    I forgive you for not making a new One Piece Grand Battle on PS3 at all, Ganbarion. I forgive you.

    Edit: No. No no no, wait a minute. This is part of the One Piece Unlimited series, which have backtracking and tedious “you must obtain/fuse/craft item x, y, and z within a certain amount to proceed to this area/boss fight” bullshit. Guess I still should have my expectation down a couple notches, huh?

    • British_Otaku

      Actually, while I like this game a lot less than those “backtracking and tedious “you must obtain/fuse/craft item x, y, and z
      within a certain amount to proceed to this area/boss fight” bullshit” games… This game is a lot more linear in the approach, you don’t have to grind to unlock anything…

      No extra attacks.
      No building up your weapons.
      No unlocking another special.

      For folks, like you, you may overlook all of the shortcomings I saw in this game and love it the most of the bunch.

  • SOLOmio

    yay! Yay! YAy!YAY!YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!

  • crimsonidol
    • British_Otaku

      Looks weak… The Japanese boxart of the 3DS version didn’t have conspicuous amounts of empty space: http://img.gamefaqs.net/box/9/2/6/282926_front.jpg

      I suppose if they want to use the same materials again for different scaled boxes, this was bound to happen but I’m sure they could dig up some other promotional resources to make another one.

      • crimsonidol

        They use the same promotional material for the different boxes, but the only thing that changes is the amounf of free space:
        http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XeQkdrfjL.jpg

        To be honest:
        I prefer the western version as the japanese one feels to overstuffed for me.

        • British_Otaku

          The western one does two things though, it makes for a ton of unused space (in comparison to about any case I can think of) and has tons of details which are incredibly different to recognise due to being shrunk down to such a degree.

          If they wanted to make it simple, they could have just used a single character or the whole crew. This isn’t really a “solution to the “overstuffed” thing. >_>

  • InfernoCommander

    Wait, was it confirmed it has online? Siliconera was saying it’s going to have local coop. But they also didn’t specifically say there wouldn’t be an online mode.
    I’m gonna buy it one way or the other, but if has online I’ll actually be able to play with my friends.

  • Mr. Question

    I have a question. Can you connect 3DS and Ps Vita if both had the same game (One Piece Unlimited World Red). Would you be able to play with your friends if you have a different game platform.