Bandai Namco today announced that One Piece: World Seeker will launch in North America and Europe on the 15th of March, 2019. Along with the release date, Bandai Namco also shared new gameplay footage and screenshots for the game, and revealed a host of new features.
As well as seamlessly traversing the world using Luffy’s acrobatic Gum-Gum fruit abilities, we are 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. 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.
The gameplay footage also, 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.
Bandai Namco also revealed the Collector's Edition for One Piece: World Seeker. Titled "The Pirate King Collector’s Edition" , this edition comes with the following:
- 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 and the Luffy swimsuit costume. PS4 players will also receive an extra item, the One Piece: World Seeker dynamic theme.