One Piece: Grand Battle! X Game Announced For Nintendo 3DS

By Sato . July 23, 2014 . 10:30pm

OP2 It looks like Bandai Namco are working on the latest of the One Piece action series with One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X for Nintendo 3DS, according to this week’s issue of Jump magazine. [Thanks, Arlongpark.]

 

One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X boasts over 85 different characters from the One Piece universe, ranging from our favorite Mugiwara crew, to the recent characters seen in the Dressrosa Arc like Doflamingo and Admiral Fujitora. It even looks like the Red-Haired Shanks will also be getting a piece of the action.

 

In this Nintendo 3DS action title, you set up groups of two main characters alongside two support characters to make your own dream team who’ll be participating in big pirate alliance battles.

 

One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X will be released this Winter in Japan for Nintendo 3DS.


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  • Darkwing7

    in the pic donflamingo looks like his head is floating o-o

  • DaiRaiOh

    I do hope they attempt to make this one somewhat balanced and the AI not the king of kiting like in Grand Battle/Adventure

  • Era Angelus

    Some time back someone mention wanting a fighting game with all the One Piece characters to date… their wish has been granted!

    • Princess_Eevee9

      Was in the World Red article I remember. I supported that wish when they announced they were thinking about it!

  • Makoto Yuki

    Ah yes, I remembered the good old days playing Grand Battle on Ps2 =v= Looking forward to this.

  • CRUSHING

    They’ve been on a tear of releasing games in the West, I hope it doesn’t let up because I need this in my life.

  • Franky Oda Abraham

    So… Was stoked when I read GRAND BATTLE. And saw the chibi art… But then I saw the screens.. It’s 2d. That’s cool and all but I was all excited thinking my 3d Power Stone like fighting game was returning… :-

  • Yue D Andre

    Awesome, it’s been a while after the last OP fighting games. Doesn’t like Romance Dawn and Unlimited Red that much (although i finish it).
    I just hope this game has that many contents like OP Gigant Battle 2 and since it’s on 3DS it SHOULD be got more contents.
    Since the last 2 OP games got translated, i have a high hope this one got it.

    fin~

    from : The Big FANS of One Piece, lol~

    • Lifestreamer

      From the pic it’s 2d like Gigant Battle, even the sakura trees arena is almost a rip off, so I’m expecting good things from this project.

      • British_Otaku

        Yeah, I hope the skimping out on the creation of 100% original stuff (seriously, that Sakura Trees stage still has young Whitebeard in it – perhaps they traced over the sprites) means that this game has more content.

        I definitely glad that we will be able to revisit those locations.

        • Lifestreamer

          And Roger is behind Issho too lol.

          Since Gigant Battle 2 gave us Shiki and the awesome Merville stage, I would love to see Z and the vulcan stage with the dyna stones somehow, actually I was hoping for his appearance in unlimited world red as a secret boss.

    • British_Otaku

      I really hope it tries to match Gigant Battle 2 as well but just because it is on the 3DS, that doesn’t guarantee more content, at the very least 3D models make it easier to make alternative costumes and animations but if Bandai Namco whisper terrible thoughts into Ganbarion’s ears like for Unlimited World RED, we may end with a smaller project than Gigant Battle 1 somehow… >_>

  • Kyosuke Yoshino

    Nice, I quite enjoyed the Grand Battle games on PS1.

  • fyi1191

    Nice hairstyle there, Franky.

    • Princess_Eevee9

      …I need this as a plushie now!

    • Lifestreamer

      Reminds me of Obelix, except suuuuuper gayer.

      • Hagaren

        Am I the only one who wishes he kept the Johnny Bravo/ Ace Ventura style? He technically still has it but I really disliked the Crab Pincher style from Punk Hazard and especially the current Pigtails…. The shaved head style also doesn’t suit him.

        • Lifestreamer

          The Ace Ventura is still the official, I surely disliked the obelix one at first, the crab pincher was mildly amusing, and I’m kind of neutral towards the shaved one, but sometimes we have nice ones like his current cannon hair, at least I like it.

          http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/352/0/d/one_piece_franky_by_daddius-d6ydw0z.jpg

          • Hagaren

            Yeah, the canon one is great!

          • British_Otaku

            If they go for making a lot of costumes, Franky better have this represented somehow even if it is just how it looks for an action for 2 second start up attack.

          • LittleMofreaky

            it didn’t actually shoot anything though, and Doflamingo’s henchmen we’re dissappointed about that

        • British_Otaku

          He can change hair style at the touch of his nose now and games have been acknowledging this.

          Gigant Battle 2: He changes hairstyle for specific moves, Coup de Vent has his “Super” style from the old days.

          Unlimited World RED: He touches his nose if you leave him still for a while changing between three hair styles including the classic “Super” style as one of the options.

          As this game uses 3D models, having alternative costumes which aren’t recolours (and selling them for the mighty yen) should be much easier.

          • Hagaren

            Nice, didn’t know that about the games.

  • roydgriffin

    Please come to europe, please come to europe, please come to europe…

    • MaidKillua

      As far as I can remember Namco are usually good to us with anime games since series like One Piece and Naruto have always been quite well received in Europe. If it comes to America we’ll get it

    • British_Otaku

      We only missed Gigant Battle 2 recently and that was probably due to the DS being on the way out as there were Dragon Ball and Ace Attorney games not localised around the same time (even if Devil Survivor 2 got localised in Europe in 2013). We have never suffered a digital only release for a One Piece game and even got limited editions for Pirate Warriors.

      We are definitely getting this, but I’ll be importing this as usual.

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Please get localized. Please get localized
    Waaaaait… please allowing dual languages please allow dual languages!

    • MrJechgo

      FUNimation has the rights for One Piece now, so English isn’t much of a bother anymore XD

      • Princess_Eevee9

        Guess that’s alright. Not sold on their Voice Acting for it.

  • MrJechgo

    Oooooooooooooh nice ^_^

    Really hope that it comes stateside… and have the roster from Grand Battle 3 AND Grand Adventure, along with new faces. Are they gonna bring back helpers as well? That’ll be awesome too :)

    Give me this roster and I’ll be happy:
    Luffy (with Kung Fu Jugon, Wyper and Rayleigh)
    Zoro (with Johnny, Yosaku and Koshiro)
    Nami (with Genzo, Waver and Haredas)
    Usopp (with Carrot & Pepper & Onion (as a team) and Heracles)
    Sanji (with Zeff, Conis and Duval)
    Chopper (with Dr. Kureha, Gunfall and Torino birds)
    Robin (with Mr. 3, Ms. April Fools Day and Flower-Flower Fruit Powers)
    Franky (with Paulie, Mozu & Kiwi and Kitton)
    Brook (with Laboon)
    Buggy (with Alvida, Mohji & Richie and Cabaji)
    Kuro (with Siam and Butchie)
    Krieg (with Ghin and Pearl)
    Mihawk (with Greatest Impact)
    Arlong (with Hachi, Kuroobi and Choo)
    Smoker (with Tashigi)
    Wapol (with Chessmarimo)
    Vivi (with Karoo, Pell and Chaka)
    Crocodile (with Mr. 1 and Ms. New Year’s Eve)
    Mr. 2 (with Mr. 4, Ms. Groundhog’s Day and Lassoo)
    Enel (with Thunderbolt Dragon)
    Ohm (with Shura, Gedatz and Satori)
    Foxy (with Hamburg and Porche)
    Aokiji (with Ice Bike)
    Rob Lucci (with Blueno and Jabra)
    Kaku (with Kalifa and Fuukuro)
    Gekko (with Hogback)
    Perona (with Absolom)
    Eustass (with Basil, Apoo and X Drake)
    Kuma (with Sentomaru)
    Kizaru (with Sengoku and Momonga)
    Boa (with Sandersonia, Marigold and Marguerite)
    Magellan (with Hannyabal)
    Ivankov (with Inazuma)
    Ace (with his boat)
    Whitebeard (with Marco, Jozu and Vista)
    Blackbeard (with Van Augur, Jesus Burgess and Doc Q)
    Akainu (with Stainless and Bastille)
    Vander (with Wadatsumi, Daruma and Ikaros Much)
    Hody (with Hyouzou, Dosun and Zeo)
    Jinbei (with Fuukaboshi, Ryuboshi and Manboshi)
    Law (with Jean Bart and Bepo)
    Caesar (with Slimey, Vergo and Monet)
    Fujitora (with… no idea)
    Flamingo (with Bellany, Baby 5 and Buffalo)
    Sabo (with Koala and Hack)
    Garp (with Coby and Helmeppo)
    Shanks (with Ben Beckman, Lucky Roux and Yasopp)

    • lackofstyle

      heh seems we got a bit of a one piece fan here

    • Lifestreamer

      Fujitora with Maynart and hopefully Sabo with Koala (and Hack maybe), also, no WANZE!!?? No buy!

      Nice list right there.

  • triablos

    Wow, hope this gets localised, I don’t care dubbed or not! I’ll take what I can get.

  • fairysun

    Woah, any info about the genre?
    RPG?! Crawler? Fighting?

    • http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/mgbenz mgbenz

      The Grand Battle series are a series of fighting games similar to Power Stone.

      • Pombar

        But this title takes after the Gigant Battle games, despite the name. It’s a 2D Smash Bros/Jump Ultimate Stars-ish fighter.

  • Lifestreamer

    This is the result of Grand Battle and Gigant Battle having a child, too awesome! Unfortunately I think a lot of these 85 chars will be support only.

  • raymk

    FInally the fighting games makes its way to the 3DS :). We’re sure to get this game somewhere along the line, maybe in a year.

  • Guest

    Was sort of hoping for a new Gigant Battle since I never got to play it and it looks a lot like Jump Ultimate Stars but with just One Piece, but this sounds pretty cool too

    • British_Otaku

      It looks like Gigant Battle quite a lot actually and I highly recommend importing Gigant Battle 2 now in case this never gets localised (unlikely).

  • Kaitou21

    Didn’t think Grand Battle would make a reappearance, would really like to play this, especially with a roster of 85 characters.

    • British_Otaku

      Make no mistake, this seems to be a Gigant Battle game like the below video shows: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWZPflKqmfQ

      No idea who at Bandai Namco is giving the go ahead to use misleading titles but even with just a scan it looks more like than than the older Grand Battle games.

      • Pdugna

        watched this and thought it was more current lol…..confused me why Law and Kid where in their old outfits….that scene with Usopp shooting Akainu in the head was funny though.

        • British_Otaku

          The game was released in 2011, the timeskip had barely started so the first updates for the game were actually focused on the Grey Terminal in Luffy’s childhood and it was the first place where we heard the We Go! intro as well but it ended up having Hody Jones, Caribou, .Vander Decken playable and the most Fishman Island content of any One Piece game to date but Red Hawk hadn’t appeared in the manga yet. >_>

          I highly recommend the title if you can import it.

      • Darrell Seven

        Just from watching Sanji’s special you can tell this is One Piece Ultimate Stars. So yes, I am definitely on board for this and Super Grand Battle.

        • Pombar

          All the Gigant Battle games were developed by the team behind, and based on the same system as, Jump Super Stars + Jump Ultimate Stars. There’s a whole series of OP “Stars” games! The JUS team hasn’t been making nothing in the years since that game came out.

  • ApZzZ

    I remember playing a grand battle game on the ps2 :)

  • Göran Isacson

    As someone who is a newcomer to the One Piece games, what is the difference between “Grand Battle” and “Gigant Battle” that some people are talking about here? Different developers, or different playstyles?

    • http://youtube.com/user/Chubunater Chubunato

      The Grand Battle games are a 3D 1 on 1 fighter and the GigantBattle games are a 2D 4 player fighter with assist

    • Pombar

      It’s confusing – previously, Grand Battle was a console 3D fighting series, while Gigant Battle was a portable 2D Smash Bros-ish (made by the team that made Jump Ultimate Stars) fighter. However, this Grand Battle for 3DS is a Gigant Battle game in all but name. Same developer, same style of gameplay, same movesets – but now with 3D models instead of sprites.

  • LittleMofreaky

    bring this to NA please and I’ll buy the fuck out of it

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