Based on the critically acclaimed franchise, One Piece: World Seeker will give players a franchise first as One Piece goes open world with its latest video game title and will allow fans to enjoy Luffy in ways never before imagined.
For years now, it almost seemed that Monkey D Luffy and his ragtag crew of Straw Hat Pirates would have gotten their open-world adventure by this point in time. However, it seems that it is finally happening and it looks absolutely amazing. As someone who hasn’t read a ton of the manga or watched a lot of the show, I can’t say I’d be ecstatic about this title, but here I am, clenching my fists (metaphorically speaking) to the press release that had been handed out from Bandai Namco while tears of joy began to swell in my eyes:
“Play as Luffy as you explore the mysterious Jail Island to uncover the secrets of this unique island city, where cultures that should clash actually end up existing together under the bond of island life. Scale skyscrapers and shops using Luffy’s ‘Gum Gum Devil Fruit’ ability and seamlessly jump from building to building, taking in the sights of Jail Island that blend nature and powerful science to create formidable buildings and bars. Discover the story behind the institutions created by the World Government and the Marines, and help Luffy find the reason why they exist.”
The best part of it all? The game already looks as if it has had countless amounts of polishing, that it looks like a title with unlimited potential. Character models, scenery, abilities, all of it look as if they’d been absolutely pulled from within the manga and anime runs of the game.
Unlike other sandbox titles, One Piece: World Seeker is going to approach the genre completely different as Luffy grabs at buildings and signs and launching himself into the air. Traversing the colorful, anime-like environments looks captivating, amazing, and downright completely enjoyable once the game is released.
Luckily for us all, it looks like One Piece: World Seeker has drawn some of its inspiration from Sony’s Gravity Rush series, which itself is already amazing. The only question we have now? When can we play it and will it have a DLC pass when it launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Also, can we expect a Nintendo Switch version? Stay tuned as we’ll keep you updated as information is released by Bandai Namco.
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Dustin is our native console game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPGs, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. His elitist attitude gives him direction, want, and a need for the hardest difficulties in games, which is fun to watch, and hilarity at its finest. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook.