A 3D One Piece game is on the way to the Western mobile gaming scene in Thousand Storm, an action-RPG due to release very soon.
"In ONE PIECE Thousand Storm, players will hunt for loot on exhilarating quests, unleash brutal special skills in timed events, and even play in epic multiplayer battles with up to three friends in real time! Even more exciting, fans of ONE PIECE can develop their favorite characters with special scene cards from the anime storyline. ONE PIECE Thousand Storm stars all your favorite Straw Hat Pirates from the exciting '2 Years Ago' and 'New World' story arcs. Relive the adventure, and sail through the universe of ONE PIECE!"
As far as licensed mobile games go, this actually looks really great! One Piece would be an easy franchise to cash-in on, but it looks like Bandai Namco has really taken care to make this a genuine effort on its part. Check out the new trailer for yourself:
If you're sold, you'll be glad to know that you can already pre-register for the game on iOS and Android. An official site with links to pre-register for either version can be found here.
Of course you do get some bonuses for pre-registering: "During the pre-registration period, all players who pre-register will receive three berry cards and five rainbow coins when 50,000 users pre-register the game-and three character medals for Trafalgar Law (2 years ago) with five rainbow coins when 100,000 users pre-register. Further goals will subsequently be unlocked as more people pre-register, with all users getting a chance at more bonus gifts once the number of pre-registered users reaches those goals. Details for pre-registration goals and rewards can be found at the ONE PIECE Thousand Storm official Facebook page and Official web site."
Check it out, and as soon as the game launches, we'll be sure to let you guys know what we think. Stay tuned!