Namco Bandai Games Europe has confirmed that the game will be localized for European territories – an American announcement has not been made as of this time. This game is a direct port of the PSP game, and it uses the touch screen for the game’s map.
Here is the full press release:
“PARIS, FRANCE – 4th July 2013 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S announces today that the best-selling manga, ONE PIECE, will be adapted on 3DS. With ONE PIECE: ROMANCE DAWN gamers will get a chance to experience RPG following the authentic Eiichiro Oda’s masterpiece.
In ONE PIECE: ROMANCE DAWN, eager fans will have the opportunity to live all of ONE PIECE epic battles against the most famous bosses such as Buggy, Arlong, Crocodile, Rob Lucci and much more. This new game opens doors to sail through the amazingly 3D drawn ONE PIECE world with Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami and other nakama, and run through famous stages such as Baratie, Arlong Park and more.
RPG lovers will enjoy this journey by levelling up their favourite characters, customizing and crafting tons of new items! They also will be able to perform clever strategy with “Grand Tactical Battles” feature, react quickly, and make a swift judgment to decide their own path by pressing the right button. The “Grand Chain” will also let experienced players unleash their power and connect multiple Special Attacks in a row.
“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” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President, NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe. “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! ”
ONE PIECE: Romance Dawn is coming soon to Europe. For the latest news and updates, join us on www.namcobandaigames.eu.
For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games’ entire line up, go to www.namcobandaigames.eu.”
With the announcement of the game being localized for European territories, one would think it’s not far off that us American gamers will finally get our hands on the game as well.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 is coming to EU and NA by the way, but only on PS3, the Vita version is remaining a Japan exclusive.
Check out the debut trailer for Romance Dawn below: