One Piece Unlimited World: Red Has A Release Date

By Ishaan . May 12, 2014 . 10:01am

One Piece Unlimited World: Red will be available in North America on July 8th and in Europe on June 27th, Bandai Namco have announced. Additionally, the publisher has touched on the game’s Battle Coliseum Mode, which we’ve reported in the past.


20 characters will be available in Battle Coliseum Mode, including Fujitora, Ace D. Portgas, Boa Hancock, the Straw-Hat crew and more.


New screenshots for the game can be viewed below. One Piece Unlimited World: Red will be available for PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and Wii U.



  • comixsonic

    Wii U for me!

  • CozyAndWarm

    Definitely picking it up for 3DS and Wii U. Honestly never thought it’d get released here. Real shame about the lack of a physical Wii U version though, Namco…

    • Spirit Macardi

      Leave it to Namco to shake someone’s hand with one arm and give them the finger with the other.

      • landlock

        I guess they aren’t expecting much from the WiiU version.

        • Attribule

          Exactly this.

          Companies don’t hold off on localization or physical releases “just cause”. There’s always a reason for them to make the decisions they make. I can almost guarantee you that the reason there’s no physical Wii U edition is because they don’t feel the Wii U sales will be quite to their liking, and they have good reason to believe that considering even major 1st party Nintendo titles weren’t selling as much on Wii U, either.

          Instead of spending money on manufacturing physical copies of the game they instead choose digital only. This saves not only the cost in manufacturing but helps get rid of the hassle of making deals with retailers to stock those products as well getting rid of the worry that their stock won’t sell well to begin with, thus creating a potential loss on their end.

          I know some people enjoy collecting their games, but when it comes to niche franchises you really have to take what you can get. At the end of the day at least your beloved franchise was brought overseas to begin with.

        • Anthony Hadow

          i have a wii u but i don’t plan on supporting this game with it. I want to ge it for PS3 but it sounded like there may be exclusive content on 3DS. The game originated on that system so it may work best on it anyways

          • MaximDualBlade

            the game will be the same on all platforms

          • Franky Oda Abraham

            They are the same on all versions. Other then tweaked multiplayer, Wiiu and 3ds will have the dual screen option. Very nice feature but not a must have. I beat the import for 3ds and happy these are coming here with the update installed. Also preorder now for the special dlc

      • MaximDualBlade

        support the game instead of complaining

        • Anthony Hadow

          What exactly is the complaint anyways? We hardly get games like this and we are getting a multiple console release. Seems like a miracle if you ask me

          • MaximDualBlade

            His/her complaint is that it’s not getting a physical release on all platforms.

            I think Namco is doing great with localizations. They have announced games that I never expected to be released and this one is just around the corner, so that’s a healthy surprise

          • Anthony Hadow

            Ah, well you shouldn’t really blaim Namco for it Wii u is not selling well, plus nintendo made the console have like 0 storage space if anything blaim nintendo for the lack of storage on the system.

          • Hexodious

            Um. Europe is getting physical copies for the Wii U.

          • Anthony Hadow

            Alright? and?

          • Hexodious

            Making your argument invalid that Namco doesn’t support the Wii U.

          • Anthony Hadow

            Not really if they truly supported the wii u I would see the other one piece games released onto it not to mention a physical copy. Just because it gets it there means nothing we have no idea why its not getting a physical release but it doesnt look like they like to support the system.

          • Hexodious


          • CozyAndWarm

            They’re still ridiculously spotty with localizations imo. I’m tired of waiting for Digimon Redigitize Decode.

        • Spirit Macardi

          Oh, I’m going to (provided it has an English voice track or is priced accordingly), but there’s nothing that says I can’t criticize them at the same time.

          After all, if they’re going to claim to support a system and then short it on physical releases of good games while at the same time giving physical releases to bad games on the same console, that’s pretty dumb.

          • MaximDualBlade

            I don’t know when Namco said they were going to support the wiiu. So if they said that, you have a point. If not, then just buy the game and show them that there is a userbase. Complaints alone will not yield results

          • Anthony Hadow

            I dont even know of any other namco games on the wii u physical or otherwise. plus it seems fairly obvious they dont want to support the wii u hense the lack of a physical copy.

    • E.T.993

      At least it’s one more game on Wii U.Thank god I have the 32 Gigabytes model.

  • Deep Eyes

    This game will be only digital? Or digital in America and retail version in EU like the PW’s?

    • Anewme…Again

      All version except WIIU will have a retail.

      • Deep Eyes

        Thanks. But America will have PS3 retail version too?

        • Namcox


        • Rodrigo Austin

          Yes it will! Also hello Deepo lol (Sety here)

          • Deep Eyes

            Haha, fancy seeing you here =P.

    • Paul Rodriguez

      Physical release. Unlike the US versions of Pirate Warriors 1 & 2.

    • Paul Rodriguez

      There is also going to be a Day 1 edition with an extra quest and new costumes.

  • Spirit Macardi

    So… Getting Clinkenbeard, Sabat, etc. to dub it?

    There’s really no excuse not to. And knowing Namco, even if it’s without an English voice track they’ll still charge full price for it.

    • landlock

      Why shouldn’t they, weather the game has a English dub or not makes little difference to the quality of the game.

      • Spirit Macardi

        Except I don’t pay full price for half-finished localizations. Clearly they didn’t spend the full price to bring it over, so then why should they expect full price from the customer?

        Plus the dub cast is in Texas, meaning they work for far less than the LA talent they use when localizing stuff like the Tales games. And clearly they have no problem using Funimation, since they dub all the DBZ games just fine.

        • landlock

          Half-finished? yeah sure mate whatever you say.

          One Piece ain’t anywhere near as popular as DBZ. I’m surprised America’s getting the game at all really they never bothered releasing them there last time.

          • Spirit Macardi

            Clearly it’s popular enough to sell DVDs and be shown on Toonami.

            Hell, it’s far less costly to dub this than the Naruto games, since those not only use LA actors but union ones at that.

        • MaximDualBlade

          Dude, you are something I rarely see. A dub elitist. The original work comes from Japan and it costs more money to get the voice actors.

          Don’t buy the game and go complain somewhere else, instead of calling it a half-finished localization.

          • Spirit Macardi

            Dub elitist? Please. I watch Sgt. Frog and Fist of the North Star subtitled I’ll have you know :P

            What exactly is unreasonable? That I expect something localized into English to have English voices as an option? Especially when the company localizing it regularly does just that? yeah, I’m just the worst sort of person aren’t I.

            And so far there’s been no word on whether there will be an English dub or not. As I said, if it’s there or if the game lacks it but sells for a lower price I’ll gladly get it. I love One Piece, and I love Funimation’s work on it.

            And thanks for taking this from a civil debate to name-calling. You’re something I often see: a jerk.

          • Anthony Hadow

            While I agree it would be nice to have english voices, I have no idea on how much trouble it would be for Namco. if it came down to either the game gets released without voices vs no release at all i will take the subtitles any day.

    • MaximDualBlade

      Of course not.

    • AuraGuyChris

      They completely skipped dubbing the RPG 3DS game, surely because the English dub is WAAAAAAAAAY behind dubbing episodes. We’re not even close to the timeskip yet.

      • Spirit Macardi

        All the main characters are accounted for though. Ian Sinclair made his debut as Brook for the Strong World movie.

        Really all that’s left is the villains, but I doubt that’s a big issue. After all, the last DBZ game had all the Battle of Gods characters accounted for in English, even though there’s been no confirmation of if the movie itself will ever come stateside.

        • Bobby Jennings

          It’s different with Battle of Z. There’s nearly no dialogue in the game to begin with. Bills and his Master(whatever his name is) barely had any lines.

          • British_Otaku

            Characters in this game minus the crew and characters created in this game (mascot, final boss, inn caretaker) barely have any lines as well.

            FUNimation dubbed Unlimited Adventure in 2008 as well, a game set after Enies Lobby when they just got through the arc recently and never dubbed Episode 1 back then.

          • Bobby Jennings

            Well isn’t this the original game with more content?

          • British_Otaku

            As a player of the 3DS game back in 2013, I would honestly be happier if that didn’t exist and this was the original game… Silly musing aside.

            Yes, this game is that game with an update but most of the recorded audio for the update (judging from the footage) will be for Doflamingo who already has a chosen voice actor from years back… The other characters in the game who haven’t been voiced?

            This wouldn’t be the first time they voice an admiral before they get to that point in the anime, see Aokiji in Unlimited Adventure. In addition, the voice work will be limited to a dozen or so clips for attacks and being hit, perhaps a short boss introduction clip (which ranges from just the character’s unique laugh to something a little longer).

    • Bobby Jennings

      Why not?

      Doesn’t need an english voice track to be $60.

      • Spirit Macardi

        The problem as I see it though is that $60 is what you expect to pay for a brand new game of the highest caliber. That price point carries certain expectations in terms of quality and features, and every game I’ve played that sells for $60 has English as at least one of the vocal options (when vocals are present). I’ve even played games under that price that have English vocals.

        The point is I expect the price to be indicative of the work put into it. And if it’s not going to meet the standards of other games that sell for that price, then it shouldn’t be asking for that much.

        • Bobby Jennings

          Not a brand new game of the highest caliber, just a brand new game.

          Honestly imo there haven’t been any games released that has been of the highest caliber.

          $60 is the price for all of them though.

          IMO for a game to be worth my $60, it should be good. Not have an extra voice track option.

          • Spirit Macardi

            Fair enough, but this is how I choose to vote with my wallet. If it’s going to be given the treatment of a budget import it should have the price of one as well.

          • Bobby Jennings


            But you might just miss on a good game just because it lacks a voice track you prefer

    • NeptuniasBeard

      I know them feels, but I’m afraid it’s not looking too likely. “Gamestop exclusive” is never a good sign lol

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Might get the wii-u version

  • Paul Rodriguez

    Sweet this will keep me busy while I wait for Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.

  • Siery

    Haven’t the release dates got announced quite a while ago?
    Anyway, getting Vita Version. Looking forward to it.

  • fairysun

    This is awesome … 3DS version for me.

  • Rei

    Will there be any difference between the handheld and console version…is the question here. Gonna get it for my Vita instead but if it has some downgrade I might pick it up on Wii U or PS3. 3DS version is a no to me due to others having better graphics.

    • British_Otaku

      The portable versions have up to 4 players locally for quests while the console versions are limited to two players locally. Also, the game is pretty pretty on the 3DS, the 3DS is the lead platform after all, it even has a Miiverse and Streetpass feature in addition though I suppose some people like trophies on other platforms.

  • TheExile285

    Better mark my calendar.

  • Learii

    as retail or download only?

  • NeptuniasBeard

    So it’s physical on ps3/3ds and digital only on Vita/WiiU right? I have all of these systems, but I’m not completely sure which version to go for.

    • TheExile285

      Vita is getting a limited physical release. Pre-order if you want that version though since its limited.

      • NeptuniasBeard

        Cool beans, I went ahead and did that. My Vita’s new, so I needed to inflate my library anyway. Thanks for the heads up. Went ahead and pre-ordered Shinovi Vs while I was at it.

    • British_Otaku

      It is a physical release in Europe, but I’ll assume you aren’t from my parts and will be missing out. >_>

      • NeptuniasBeard

        Usually it’s the other way around lol

        • British_Otaku

          With One Piece games, it is pretty consistently in Europe’s favour plus we got some better treatment with some games like Senran Kagura Burst, Project Zero or Operation Rainfall’s set of three.

          Not that I will deny that we missed out a bunch of stuff… Rune Factory 4 was a recent cancellation and no one knows what is going on with Shin Megami Tensei 4…

  • MaximDualBlade

    Nice! To the Grand Line!

  • Ryudo9

    WiiU version is digital only. There goes my sale. not buying it now

    • Hexodious

      You live in America, I assume? Since we’re getting physical release.

  • Gildarts resemble Shanks way too much XD

    Both lost an arm && not voiced by Kaji Yuki.

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      the difference is one exist in a lame manga where he is too badass to exist.

    • Blue Gum

      It’s not a coincidence, Fairy Tale “borrows” heavily from One Piece

  • OrangeArmy

    I’m getting the physical Vita version since I’m a sucker for LE games, but I’ll probably primarily play either in the Wii-U or 3DS since all of my OP fan friends have those 2 consoles…..all 1 of those friends, man OP doesn’t get the love it deserves here in the US.

  • Bobby Jennings

    Might get this on PS3. I loved the Pirate Warrior games.

    I loved nearly all of the One Piece games in general but I hate the anime and manga.

    • British_Otaku

      Which other One Piece games have you played aside from Pirate Warriors?

      Also, it is pretty strange that anyone can be fond of the games while hating the anime and manga… I would assume you would like the characters and story in a vague sense (at least the undiluted manga) just from playing with a few of them or seeing some story bits in .

      The games aren’t that strong mechanics wise (One Piece on the GBA and Gigant Battle 2 are exceptions to the rule), even if few games tackle the story.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Is there a major difference between platforms? I was going Vita but not if a particular version is better.

    • British_Otaku

      There are a number of minor differences between the four platforms.

      Portables have up to four players for quests locally, while consoles only support up to two players locally. The 3DS version had a Streetpass feature (which I never really figured out and hence thought it was lame – but that doesn’t change it is an addition which lets you collect profiles of other players and use crew tokens to unlock some minor stuff). As the lead version for the 3DS, it took advantage of having a map and additional interface on the bottom screen but the Vita can probably match most of it and have a more manageable camera even if it wasn’t a problem for the whole experience for me.

      Potential differences include whether the 3DS or Wii U versions have a Miiverse (the Japanese 3DS version already does), but that is even more minor even if it can be more fun than the StreetPass thing and is more likely to be useful that multiplayer if you live in the sticks.

      Anyway, if you want to play it on a Vita or don’t own a 3DS, I don’t see a strong reason not to get it for the Vita though we haven’t seen footage of it to know whether it is well optimised. I have no reason to think that it will be bad on that platform.

  • British_Otaku

    … Am I the only one bothered by this…

    “Ace D. Portgas”

    • Robert Hendrie

      That’s technically a typo, As every character with D. is left unswitched. Jeez siliconera how could you let such a bounder happen, shame on you :P

  • MikelAL93

    Will this be a physical release with subtitles only? or will it be dubbed unlike One Piece Pirate Warriors?

  • It’s Portgas D. Ace. -_-

  • I’m just waiting to see the European CHOPPER EDITION actually up for pre-order. It’s been announced, and sounds super-cute, but I haven’t seen any shops list it.

  • Lifestreamer

    Ps3 and maybe wii U versions to me.

  • Ryumoau

    This game looks too much like One Piece Pirate Warriors 2, which i didn’t like much. :(

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