ONE PIECE WORLD SEEKER release date announcedon November 20, 2018 by Reuben Mount
Bandai Namco are riding high at the moment, fresh off the release of Soulcalibur VI and My Hero One’s Justice, but they aren’t showing any traces of stopping with confirmed releases for the rest of the year and into 2019. This continued with ONE PIECE WORLD SEEKER getting an announced March 15th 2019 release date for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC at the tail end of last week.
Not only this, but we got a gameplay trailer, showing off some of the new features. So, as well as seamlessly traversing the world using Luffy’s acrobatic Gum-Gum fruit abilities, we were introduced to Luffy’s two main action modes (Haki). The first, is the strength-based Arm Haki, that focuses on raw power, allowing Luffy to use overwhelming force to defeat his opponents. The second, Observation Haki, which allows Luffy to slow down time as well as improving his sneaking prowess with stealth attacks and the ability to see enemies and more through walls.
The gameplay footage provides a first look at the Skill Tree and Crafting/Cooking mechanics. By completing missions and progressing through the game, Luffy will be granted Skill Points that enable players to upgrade his powers and abilities via the Skill Tree to suit their own play style. Crafting is accessed via Usopp or Franky, two of Luffy’s Straw Hat Pirate Crew, who can use items and materials found by Luffy in the world to create new equipment, while Sanji can cook Lunch Boxes for the rest of the crew, enabling them to explore the islands and gather additional resources for players.
Finally, Luffy’s incredibly powerful Gear Fourth mode is revealed for the first time, giving players access to powerful new combat skills and traversal techniques, abilities that last only for a short time.
Also, revealed today is The Pirate King Collector’s edition of the game, included is;
- – A copy of ONE PIECE WORLD SEEKER.
- – The Season Pass.
- – An exclusive 21cm Luffy figurine.
- – A replica of the Gum-Gum devil fruit.
- – The original soundtrack of the game composed by Kohei Tanaka.
Fans that preorder ONE PIECE WORLD SEEKER will also gain access to an exclusive mission that reveals the secrets of the mysterious monster-shaped rocks on the island, as well as two unique outfits, the Luffy military costume (which you can see in the featured image!) and the Luffy swimsuit costume. PlayStation®4 players will also receive an extra item, the ONE PIECE WORLD SEEKER dynamic theme.
ONE PIECE WORLD SEEKER will be available 15th March, 2019 for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC. Will you be picking this game up, or are there other titles in the new year that have caught your eye? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter, and check back for more coverage of this game and other Japanese titles.