We’ve been following One Piece: Grand Cruise for some time. We’d assumed the VR debut for the popular anime series would be hitting Japan first but, surprisingly, it’s actually releasing in the west just a few days ahead of the east.
Published Bandai Namco this week confirmed that the PlayStation VR (PSVR) exclusive will arrive on May 22nd (two days before it hits Japan). Check out the trailer below for what to expect.
Grand Cruise is something of a love letter to fans of the franchise. We’re not yet sure exactly how much of a ‘game’ will be included in the package, but the experience will allow you to interact with your favorite characters, all faithfully recreated in VR. Based on screenshots, you’ll get to choose from two adventures, one of which will see the cast fight off the navy while another pits you in a battle with a giant Kraken. The game seems to include a basic form of dialogue system, letting you use PSVR’s head-tracking to reply to questions with simple nods and head shakes.
This might not be one for every PSVR owner out there, then, but it will hopefully delight fans of the franchise.