It was announced that One Piece Film Red, the latest anime film of the worldwide hit series, is collaborating with six mobile titles, including the battle royale game Knives Out, in celebration of its theatrical opening on August 6 in Japan.
This is undoubtedly astonishing news for gamers as the franchise is known to only collaborate with games on its own, and even the previous One Piece: Stampede movie didn’t make an exception. The series’ mobile games; One Piece Treasure Cruise and One Piece Bounty Rush are of course getting the collaboration. But the fact that it is collaborating with Knives Out suggests possibilities for more crossovers with other popular mobile titles.
The collaboration will be divided into three titles before and after the movie is released. In the first half, the first collaboration with Knives Out will start on July 8, the second collaboration with One PieceTreasure Cruise will start on July 22, and the third collaboration with One Piece Bounty Rush starts on August 4.
All collaborations will feature special stages, quests, limited characters, etc. Three more collaboration titles will be announced later. The 4th collaboration will be held from August 20 to 31, the 5th one will be held from September 1 to 12, and the last one will be held from September 14 to 25.
▍About One Piece Film Red
One Piece Film Red is the fourth movie of the One Piece Film series for which the original creator, Eiichiro Oda, supervises as the general producer. The film will be directed by Goro Taniguchi, known for his work in the Code Geass series, and written by Tsutomu Kuroiwa, who also wrote the screenplay for One Piece Film Gold.
The stage of One Piece Film Red is an island where the world-famous diva Uta will perform for the first time in front of the public. Uta’s singing voice, which is transmitted while hiding her identity, is said to be too wonderful that it is “another dimension.” Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates counterpart, who came to the island to enjoy her angelic voice, learned that Uta was Shanks’ daughter while fans all over the world filled the venue. The story of Shanks, who is still a mysterious person, Uta, and Luffy are unfolded.