One Piece: Unlimited Cruise

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One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Episode 1
One Piece Unlimited Cruise Episode 1 cover.png
European Episode 1 cover art
Developer(s) Ganbarion
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai
Series One Piece
One Piece: Unlimited Cruise
Platform(s) Wii, Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s)
  • JP September 11, 2008
  • EU June 19, 2009
  • AUS June 25, 2009
Genre(s) Action/Adventure/3D versus fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Episode 2
One Piece Unlimited Cruise 2 cover art.jpg
Japanese Episode 2 cover art
Developer(s) Ganbarion
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai
Series One Piece
One Piece: Unlimited Cruise
Platform(s) Wii, Nintendo 3DS
Release date(s)
  • JP February 26, 2009
  • EU September 25, 2009
  • AUS October 1, 2009
Genre(s) Action/Adventure/3D versus fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

One Piece: Unlimited Cruise (ワンピース アンリミテッドクルーズ Wan Pīsu: Anrimiteddo Kurūzu?) is a video game series for the Nintendo's Wii console based on the popular manga and anime One Piece. The game was released in two episodes which act as parts of a single story. The first episode One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Episode 1 - The Treasure Beneath The Waves (ワンピース アンリミテッドクルーズエピソード1 波に揺れる秘宝 Wan Pīsu: Anrimiteddo Kurūzu Episōdo Wan - Nami ni Yureru Hihō?) was released in Japan on September 11, 2008. Later it was released in Europe on June 19, 2009 and in Australia on June 25, 2009 respectively. The second episode One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Episode 2: Awakening of a Hero (ワンピース アンリミテッドクルーズエピソード2 目覚める勇者 Wan Pīsu: Anrimiteddo Kurūzu Episōdo Tsū - Mezameru Yūsha?) was released in Japan on February 26, 2009, and was later released in Europe on September 25, 2009 and in Australia on October 1, 2009 respectively. Neither games were released in North America.

It was additionally released as One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Double Pack in Germany on June 25, 2010, which contains both of the European games within separate boxes. Another version of the game was also released on the Nintendo 3DS with the name One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP (ワンピース アンリミテッドクルーズ スペシャル Wan Pīsu: Anrimiteddo Kurūzu Supesharu?) which was released on May 26, 2011. The 3DS game was also released in Europe on February 10, 2012.

Namco Bandai Has created a Europe-exclusive release for the Nintendo 3DS One Piece Unlimited Cruise: SP 2, which was released on July 27, 2012.

Unlike the predecessor, One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, One Piece: Unlimited Cruise was localised by only in PAL regions and the PAL versions only have Japanese voices with English subtitles instead of English voices.

Playable characters[edit]

Story Mode
In the story mode, all of the Straw Hat Pirates as current are playable.

The game has Nightmare Luffy, which was a state of Monkey D. Luffy when a hundred shadows extracted from vicitims of Moriah were inserted into him (luffy) and gave him gigantic strength and his body became several times bigger than his normal self and his skin turned completely blue. He was roughly the same size as Moriah and his body was similar to Chopper in Heavy Point. Luffy also talked differently, losing his usual carefree tone and instead speaking with a grim seriousness.

Costume themes[edit]

Much like in One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, all of the main characters get new costumes (though where the costumes came from isn't mentioned) and each costume has an animal based theme. Early screenshots of Brook showed him dressed in his normal clothes, but he was later revealed to have his own animal themed costume. Later scans also revealed that Zoro's costume included his new katana ShusuiAfter beating the game once, the player can switch all of the characters costumes from the animal themed to the clothes they normally wear (clothing from Thriller Bark Arc) and their attack style.

Cast[edit]

The European and Australian versions feature vocal performances by the series' Japanese cast with English subtitles, as the game was not dubbed into English due to the lack of a North American release.

Role Voice Over
Monkey D. Luffy Mayumi Tanaka
Nico Robin Yuriko Yamaguchi
Nami Akemi Okamura
Roronoa Zoro Kazuya Nakai
Sanji Hiroaki Hirata
Usopp Kappei Yamaguchi
Tony Tony Chopper Ikue Ōtani
Franky Kazuki Yao
Brook Chō
Gabri Rie Kugimiya
Ace Toshio Furukawa
Calgara Hidekatsu Shibata
Aokiji Takehito Koyasu
Nightmare Luffy Mayumi Tanaka
Bartholomew Kuma Hideyuki Hori
Buggy Shigeru Chiba
Kuro Kōichi Hashimoto
Don Krieg Fumihiko Tachiki
Arlong Jūrōta Kosugi
Wapol Bin Shimada
Blackbeard Akio Ōtsuka
Eneru Toshiyuki Morikawa
Spandam Masaya Onosaka
Evil Guardian Daisuke Gōri
Gecko Moria Katsuhisa Hōki
Oars Mayumi Tanaka
Eustass Kid Daisuke Namikawa
Akainu (3DS exclusive) Fumihiko Tachiki
Boa Hancock (3DS exclusive) Kotono Mitsuishi
Emporio Ivankov (3DS exclusive) Mitsuo Iwata
Jinbe (3DS exclusive) Katsuhisa Hōki
Marco (3DS exclusive) Masakazu Morita
Jozu (3DS exclusive) Takashi Nagasako

Locations[edit]

There are five different islands in Episode 1; A winter island, a desert island with a seashell, an island with a giant tree and waterfalls under it, and an island that is essentially a giant cave. The final island is where the player fights the final boss, Doom Guardian. The Thousand Sunny can be explored, showing many of the rooms inside of it. In the Tankōbon version of One Piece manga, Oda drew a detailed interior design for Thousand Sunny including each piece of furniture and passage ways. From the current preview it seems Unlimited Cruise kept Oda's design down to exact detail down to the patterns on the walls and furniture. In Episode 2, there are five locations(not including Thousand Sunny) : a desert location that resembles Alabasta, and a dark, murky, ruinous place that looks like Thriller Bark. The Thousand Sunny is a stage in which the players can interact various rooms with, however, it is not an island. There is also an Island that looks similar to the "Seaside Zone" of Unlimited Adventure, but lightly edited, and could possibly be based on the island in the Ocean's Dream arc where the Straw Hats had their memories stolen. The fourth location is a floating island. This island could also be based on Skypeia as the island is supported by a large beanstalk which bears a striking resemblance to Giant Jack. The final island where the final boss Doom Guardian is held also looks nearly identical to how it looked in Episode 1.

In One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP for 3DS, a Marineford Mode will be included, in which the player can play during the Whitebeard War as Luffy, Ace, and the other protagonists during the war.

Trivia[edit]

  • Although the word "Cola" is clearly spoken, in the European version of the opening scene when Usopp activates Channel 0, the subtitle text reads that it is "Soda Powered." The reason for this change is unknown, but is most likely down to legal reasons.
  • Because he had yet to fight in the series when the game was made, Whitebeard fights with his tubes attached in this game while in the series he fights without them. The opposite goes for his Devil Fruit; Whitebeard's Tremor Tremor Fruit at the time Episode 2 was released was not known, and so all of his attacks utilize his bisento weapon, accompanied by yellow/white waves of power. It seems, although, that the 3DS version added Tremor Tremor powers to Whitebeard's movelist.
  • In the game's profile section there is a mistranslation on Garp's page where it says that he was a legendary pirate (as opposed to a Marine), and also is not corrected in the 3DS version.
  • For unknown reasons, Shanks uses his old sword as opposed to his current. This is corrected in the 3DS version with his appearance also changed.
  • In Unlimited Cruise SP they corrected Nightmare Luffy's Voice from the high-pitched one in Episodes 1 and 2, to the more recent anime voice.
  • When encountering bosses of each island, the player must collect/create certain items as specified by the Gabri Stone in order to gain access to the bosses. In Unlimited Cruise 1, the item required by the Gabri Stone to fight Marshall D. Teach was a Mock Cherry Pie. Blackbeard has a fond liking towards Mock Cherry Pies as seen in episode Episode 146 where the Straw Hats encounter with Blackbeard in Mock Town.

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