New 'One Piece' game announced for Switch, other platforms

New 'One Piece' game announced for Switch, other platforms BANDAI NAMCO

Bandai Namco announced One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC (via Steam).

In the action-adventure game, players will sail the high seas with Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat pirates as they set their sights for the Forgotten Island with their new mysterious raccoon friend Pato.  After landing on the island the Straw Hat pirates are kidnapped by The Red Count.  He's a powerful pirate who escaped the depths an underwater maximum-security prison for the most dangerous criminals the world has seen.  It's up to Luffy to explore the Forgotten Island and take on enemies as he attempts to save his kidnapped friends.

Console players will be able to take on co-op missions with a friend in local co-op mode or battle against each other in the Battle Coliseum.  The game will also feature a "large roster" of One Piece characters, each with their own unique attacks that fans of the show should instantly recognize.

“We are thrilled to bring one of our most expansive ONE PIECE games to the PC and a whole new generation of consoles,” said Dennis Lee, Director of Brand Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “ONE PIECE: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition offers a treasure trove of content for gamers looking for an exhilarating action-adventure game.”

Bandai Namco says the game runs at 1080p resolution at a variable 60FPS frame rate.  Furthermore, the game will have more than 40 pieces of downloadable content included.

One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition is set to release digitally for the PlayStation 4 system and PC on Aug. 25.  The Nintendo Switch version is scheduled to release digitally via the Nintendo eShop in September.

The game is currently rated "RP - Rating Pending" by the ESRB.

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