According to the 33rd issue of this year’s Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump will be announcing on Saturday that Bandai Namco Games will be releasing the One Piece Romance Dawn: Boken no Yoake “pirate romance” role-playing game on the PlayStation Portable this winter. The game will be the first ever One Piece game for the PSP handheld system, and will also be the first ever One Piece role-playing game.
Luffy will serve as the game’s main protagonist, and the story for the game will take place in “East Blue”. Additional information about the game will be revealed in the September issue of Shueisha’s V Jump magazine on July 21.
Source : Hachima Kiko
Romance Dawn refers to Oda, largely from his own childhood interests. While a first-year junior high school student, he began sketching out ideas for a pirate-themed manga in a notebook, in pencil. Years later, as an assistant to Rurouni Kenshin author Nobuhiro Watsuki, he began refining his ideas into what would become “Romance Dawn”, and later, One Piece. All 3 versions were published in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, with the final incarnation published exactly one year after the first. The author made significant alterations to the premise and plot over the course of the three chapters, which will be examined in-depth below.