One Piece Unlimited World: Red On Vita Will Be Released At Retail Via GameStop

By Ishaan . March 31, 2014 . 10:30am

One Piece Unlimited World: Red will see a retail release on the PlayStation Vita in America, Namco Bandai announced this morning. Originally, both the Vita and Wii U versions of the game were planned for a digital-only release in American territories.

 

Retail copies of the Vita version of One Piece Unlimited World: Red will be available through GameStop and EB Games Canada. The game will also be available at retail on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 3 at retailers. Meanwhile, the Wii U version is still digital-only.

 

Additionally, Namco Bandai have announced Coliseum Mode, which will feature pirates fighting one another to earn top rankings. Namco say the mode will “resemble the latest episodes of One Piece”. Trafalgar Law will be playable in this mode.

 

Law will also team up with Luffy against Donquixote Doflamingo. One Piece Unlimited World: Red is slated for release in 2014 in the West.

 

 



  • DanielGearSolid

    *drool*

  • Pandakids09 .

    Sweet! So Glad there’s going to be physical version for the Vita!

  • http://www.staticshin.com/ Akshat Jiwan Sharma

    wow. I almost can’t believe it! Thank you.

  • Spirit Macardi

    So… Since there’s a retail version, does that mean there will be an English voice track?

    • Manny Being Manny

      Nope. Romance Dawn was Gamestop exclusive too and was sub only.

    • MaximDualBlade

      Nope. Where is the anime storywise in english?

      • Rokmoninov

        Enies Lobby.

        • Manny Being Manny

          I think the fact the dub is 8 years behind the anime and what the games are covering is the main thing that’ll prevent them from dubbing it. Most of the people buying these games likely wouldn’t be dub only or they’d be confused about the story and characters.

          • British_Otaku

            Nope. Unlimited Adventure was dubbed by FUNimation despite covering the whole of Enies Lobby back in 2008 (2007 in Japan).

            This was before FUNimation even had Episode 1 dubbed in English.

          • Rokmoninov

            Also the Strong World movie has been dubbed so all of the Straw Hats have an English voice. But they would still need to get voices for all of the other characters from arcs after Enies Lobby.

          • British_Otaku

            Yep, there isn’t even the excuse of unvoiced crew members (which never stopped Franky from being voiced as a child or adult by FUNimation in 2008) anymore.

            Ideally, I would want the casting and performance to be perfect for the folks after Enies Lobby (no one from Thriller Bark is in UWR – so they can’t be casting anyone who will have performances in the short term in the same role for the anime), but they could easily set up some people to do a few voice clips for the just over a handful of characters who do pop up tens or hundreds of episodes later.

            As far as I remember they will just need to voice Boa, Jinbei, Law, Hody, Akainu and Kizaru.

          • Rokmoninov

            Caesar Clown needs a voice too.

          • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

            They already have Akainu’s voice actor. Akainu appeared in Robin’s backstory, as the Vice Admiral who ordered the destruction of the citizen’s evacuation ship.

          • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

            Funimation went about it funny because of 4Kids. They dubbed the entire Skypeia arc and most of the G-8 filler before starting over from Episode 1. They mention this and the game throughout the interviews and episode commentaries with the cast and even noted, because Franky was in the game, that Patrick Seitz has waited the longest from being cast to actually performing his character in the anime.

    • British_Otaku

      Retail has nothing to do with whether a game has an English dub or not at this point. >_>

      • Terraforce77

        I think he’s referring to the fact that Sony had some policy against releasing retail copies of games without English dub in America. IIRC, this may even still be in affect, so there may actually be a dub.

        • JonathanisPrimus

          It’s not in effect, and hasn’t been for years.

          • Terraforce77

            It was enough to prevent Ken’s Rage 2 from getting a console’s release just last year. Xbox had a retailed version, but Sony didn’t because of that very encumbrance.

            But I see what you mean that it’s not in affect NOW. That explains why Jojo is getting a physical release while it’s solely subbed.

  • CervantesPR

    so this is basically the “testing the waters” namco game for the west? pathetic

    • British_Otaku

      “The West” is too big a term to be used like that. Europe has been
      given every console/portable One Piece game since Unlimited Cruise
      (minus Gigant Battle 2) in physical form and often with limited editions or other exclusives.

      North America? Yes, they have been testing the water with One Piece in North America for quite some time. Pirate Warriors? Digital. Pirate Warriors 2? Digital. Romance Dawn? Physical in selected store and limited numbers. Unlimited World RED? Half of the four platforms won’t get a physical releases, only for a third one to get a limited physical release at a selected store.

      I would say they were past testing the waters with Romance Dawn though, as this and Romance Dawn both got significant retail releases even if the less successful platforms made Bamco NA make some choices.

      • JonathanisPrimus

        He was referring to Namco Bandai’s western divisions releasing Vita games, not One Piece ones.

  • chibiwall

    Law with 2 katanas?

    • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

      One of those “Katanas” is the sheathe. He doesn’t rest it on his waist or back. Instead, he always holds it.

      • Rokmoninov

        But it looks like he’s got another sword inside that sheathe.

        • British_Otaku

          Ah, this isn’t the first time they made this sort of modeling mistake. Nami’s Climatact in Unlimited Adventure (2007) could be thrown as a boomerang sort of weapon but the character still has the model of the weapon folded on the costume AND can still swing it to combo foes. :P

  • CozyAndWarm

    What the heck? Why on earth is the Wii U version still digital-only? This is kind of a joke.

    • British_Otaku

      I’m fortunate that Europe is getting full service (and that I already had my fill of the game as an importer… off topic), but I’m still livid that how the Wii U is being left out of the retail treatment by Namco Bandai here when they were confident in the system with other titles and implied that the Vita is on more shaky feet.

      If anything, every system should get some sort of retail release.

  • Shady Shariest

    Looks so liquid… I keep getting impressed by the smooth style this game has.

  • soulz

    Man, I may have to buy this game twice. One for vite and one ps3.

    Maybe a third time on 3DS? XD

  • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

    The Coliseum Mode reminds me of the Marineford Mode in the last game(s). I can’t ****ing wait for this game!

    • British_Otaku

      The Marineford Mode was subpar in Unlimited Cruise SP and probably likewise a rushed addition for a port. I don’t expect much from this.

      • http://people.ign.com/rob1610 rob1610

        Rushed, maybe. It was just menu’s and arena-like battles. Subpar? I actually quite enjoyed it. And this one is meant to be an arena.

  • Rokmoninov

    I have a 3DS, Vita, and a Wii U and I can’t decide what to get this game on.

    • British_Otaku

      Although, I played the game just fine on the 3DS and think the 2 screen interface worked really nice for having a map and quick item select (probably they could work this out)… I might go for the Vita if I owned one out of the 3DS and Vita duo. Though the 3DS version does have a Streetpass feature (little practical use) and the Vita version will probably have trophies (even less practical use).

      Otherwise, between consoles and portables, it comes down to how you want to experience multiplayer. If you have any friends or siblings without a 3DS/Vita or are otherwise unlikely to buy the game, the Wii U/PS3 have splitscreen.

      Also, if you think you may play the game away from home often, having a portable version is a good call as well.

      • Guy Rainey

        Do we know what the splitscreen options will be like on the Wii U? If my brother an I can have our own screen, so much the better.

        • British_Otaku

          Nope, I’m hoping that the Wii U version will allow one screen to be on the GamePad and the other to be on the TV in addition to splitting the TV screenspace in half but we don’t know anything about the ports than:

          + The console versions have two player splitscreen.
          + There will be more content in the ports (some of it is detailed above)
          + The 3DS version in Japan will get updated to match the ports.

          We should know by June as the ports are getting released in Japan then and even the 3DS update should be up.

  • SerendipityX

    I’m a little wary about Gamestop they tend to that weird “+$5″ to stuff that is exclusive to them sometimes.

    • GH56734

      +35$ in the case of Xenoblade, and Metroid Prime Trilogy.

  • NeptuniasBeard

    Guess this means no dub… that’s a bummer.

  • Kornelious

    This game looks awesome. Looks like I’ll have to buy this for my PS3 AND Vita, I sure hope it will have english dubbing and cross save :)

  • tturtlejosh

    Another game for Vita this year :DD

  • YoshEE

    Another game that will be added in my check list. :D

  • TheExile285

    Its probably going to be like OP Romance Dawn meaning anyone interested should pre-order or they probably won’t get a copy.

  • DivinePhoenix69

    I’ll definately be picking up a copy of the Vita version.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Release date!

  • Prinny Dood

    Vita version for me dood! Gum gum pistol dood!

  • Eric Harris

    does anyone know if the graphics are better on the vita version or is 3DS the “target console”? I might pick it up for Vita only because the OLED would be better for the graphics style of this game.

  • xXDGFXx

    Alright, I won’t have to skip out :D

  • C778

    Why no physical Wii U version?

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