The latest issue of Shuiseha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has an exciting announcement of two brand new video games based on the popular One Piece anime/manga series!
The first game is called One Piece: Grand Cruise and it will be exclusively for the PlayStation 4, making use of Sony’s virtual reality hardware, the PlayStation VR! Jump shows a screenshot on a ship with Sanji in the first visual below. There is also Nami in a room and Usopp/Zoro/Luffy outside firing canon balls. Up to eight players will be able to play One Piece: Grand Cruise at the same time. It’s unclear how PlayStation VR will be utilized exactly, although it seems like an exploration-type game, and no additional information has been announced. There will be a demo of One Piece: Grand Cruise playable at a One Piece event in Japan called the Tokyo One Piece Tower on July, 22.
The second One Piece game is code-named “Dawn” and is being collaboratively developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, One Piece anime studio Toei Animation, and One Piece manga publisher Shuiesha. One Piece author, Eiichiro Oda, is also contributing on the development on “Dawn”. Jump mentions planning and conception of “Dawn” has taken quite some time as it is an unprecedented One Piece game that has never been done before. It will give players a new, unheard of super feeling. “Dawn” will be an enormous One Piece video game with the setting and music straight from the anime series. The platform(s) “Dawn” will be on has not yet been announced.
Both One Piece: Grand Cruise and “Dawn” have us excited with the possibilities they may have to offer. As additional information is revealed for both of these titles, we hope to let you know right here on Saiyan Island!
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