One Piece Unlimited World R's Theme Previewed in 5-Minute Video

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Yakuza sequels' Hideki Sakamoto composes "Hashire!" for game with new designs by manga's Eiichiro Oda

Namco Bandai Games began streaming the fourth full promotional video (and the fifth video overall) for the One Piece Unlimited World R video game for the Nintendo 3DS on Tuesday. The five-minute video features "Hashire!" (Run!), the theme song that Hideki Sakamoto (Yakuza sequels, Toukiden, Echochrome) composed and arranged for an orchestra to perform.

The video begins at the threshold of a new adventure, as guided by the brand-new raccoon character Pat voiced by TARAKO (Chibi Maruko-chan's titular character, Noir's Altena). Original manga creator Eiichiro Oda designed Pat and the other new characters himself.

The video then introduces Trans Town, the players' base of operations where they can obtain equipment, relax, dine out, and get lodging. From there, the players can embark on different quests and battle enemies with many of the manga and anime's familiar characters. The game allows players to fish, catch bugs, hunt for treasure, and more to develop and train their characters.

Oda also designed Red, the gray-faced pirate voiced by Masachika Ichimura (Pokemon: The First Movie's Mewtwo, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children's Red XIII) and the game's nemesis. The video then introduces more familiar characters: Edward Newgate, Akainu, Aokiji, M. Caesar Clown, Trafalgar Law, Hody Jones, Enel, and Crocodile. The game is getting another original character named Yadoya, voiced by Rumi Hiiragi (Spirited Away's Chihiro).

The game will allow for up to four players to play together, and players can explore the world of One Piece with their friends. Ganbarion is developing the "multi action-adventure" title.

The game is inspiring two Nintendo 3DS XL color variants: Luffy Red and Chopper Pink. The game and the two 3DS XL consoles will ship in Japan on November 21. The first copies of the game will include the download codes for a limited adventure costume of Luffy from One Piece Film Strong World, as well as an additional Marineford quest with Ace as a playable character.

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