Yesterday, Bandai-Namco officially announced One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition for the Nintendo Switch, following the leaks in Jump magazine last week. This is an enhanced port of the HD version of the game, which was originally released on Nintendo 3DS back in 2013 (in Japan).
In Japan, One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition will be released on August 24th. And as we expected (since the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions were also localised), Bandai-Namco is also planning to release it in the west, the following day in fact (on August 25th). However, there’s a catch: the Nintendo Switch will be released at a later date, in September.
Now, the temptation is probably strong to go grab a pitchfork and go rant at Bandai-Namco for this “delay”, but for once, there’s a good reason behind it. Indeed, the Nintendo Switch version is the only one that will be released at retail (at least in Europe). It looks like Bandai-Namco needed a little bit of extra time for the retail release, but hopefully the wait will not be too long.
In the press release, Bandai-Namco also confirms that the game will run at “up to 60fps” on all platforms, including the Nintendo Switch (however, the wording implies there will be dips below 60fps).
Finally, here’s the reveal trailer for the game, now with English subs:
One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition (Switch) will be released in September in Europe and North America. Unfortunately, Bandai-Namco hasn’t said anything about a physical release in North America. The Upcoming Releases page has been updated!
Source: Bandai-Namco PR