Is the PSP region-blocked? I assume not, but if it is then that could be a problem. I mean I'm kinda hoping "Pirate Warriors" does well here in North America so that Namco Bandai says, "Hey this didn't bomb so there's a market for One Piece games here". If every English-speaking fan goes ahead and imports the English version from Europe, and the America release does bad, then they'll say, "Fuck it, let's not release more".
I'm just bringing it up cuz it would be cool if awesome "One Piece" games come out on any system, region-locked or not. And what if an awesome game comes out on a region-locked system and Namco Bandai doesn't see an incentive to release it here? Well that makes things harder.
Enough about that, this is kind of like the "One Piece" game I've dreamed of materializing since I got into the series. An RPG based directly on the manga storyline, wicked awesome. Can't wait to hear and see more details.