One Piece: World Seeker

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One Piece: World Seeker
One Piece World Seeker cover.jpg
Developer(s) Ganbarion
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Entertainment
Director(s) Makoto Baba
Producer(s)
  • Chikako Yamakura
  • Koji Nakajima
Designer(s) Tsuyoshi Sato
Programmer(s)
  • Minoru Sudo
  • Ryohei Yoshida
Artist(s) Tsuyoshi Sato
Composer(s) Kohei Tanaka
Series One Piece
Engine In-house engine
Platform(s)
Release
  • JP: March 14, 2019 (PS4)
  • NA: March 15, 2019
  • EU: March 15, 2019
Genre(s) Action-adventure

One Piece: World Seeker[a] is an action-adventure video game based on the manga and anime series One Piece. Developed by Ganbarion and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, the game is the first video game in the franchise to feature an open world environment.[1][2] The game was released on March 15, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Characters that appear in the game include the entire Straw Hat crew, Akainu, Kizaru, Kuma, Tashigi, Smoker, Sabo, Rob Lucci, and Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji from Germa 66[3].

The game features the talents of One Piece anime producer Hiroki Koyama from Toei Animation, One Piece media supervisor Suguru Sugita from Shueisha, One Piece game supervisor Yuji Suzuki from Shueisha, and One Piece game producer Kōji Nakajima from Bandai Namco Entertainment.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Screenshot of Luffy traversing in the open world environment.

One Piece: World Seeker is an action-adventure game which puts players in the role of Monkey D. Luffy from a third-person perspective. One Piece World Seeker is set in the “Jail Island,” which is located in the New World.[3] The player will experience and wage battles in an open world environment which can be freely explored.

The game's combat features stealth elements and Luffy can use the Observation Haki to see enemies from behind walls.[3] Techniques from the anime like Gum Gum Rocket which allows Luffy to easily traverse the world and Gum Gum Bazooka are also featured in the game. However, free roam exploration is greatly hindered by the presence of countless sniper enemies throughout the map. Any attempts to traverse through the air lead to Luffy being shot down very quickly, making ground exploration the only real option if players want to keep their health.[3]

Development[edit]

On November 2, 2017, the game was announced under the codename Dawn and said to be an "unprecedented" game,[4] later in December 2017, the game's Official title One Piece: World Seeker was revealed and at Jump Festa 2018 the Game's First Trailer was revealed and released on YouTube on December 18, 2017.[5]

The One Piece: World Seeker original soundtrack album by Kohei Tanaka, comprising 56 soundtracks, was released on March 15, 2019.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (PC) 51/100[6]
(PS4) 58/100[7]
(XB1) 65/100[8]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 4/10[9]
Game Informer 8/10[10]
IGN 4.5/10[11]

In Japan, the game debuted at number two on the charts, selling 51,039 units (PS4 version) in its opening weekend.[12] In two weeks it sold 58,777 units (PS4 version).[13]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Wan Pīsu: Wārudo Shīkā (ワンピース: ワールドシーカー) in Japanese

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barnett, Brian (December 12, 2017). "One Piece: World Seeker Game Review". IGN. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Dennis, Catrina (December 18, 2017). "One Piece: World Seeker Trailer Explores Characters and Design". Comicbook.com. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "One Piece: World Seeker Gets First Gameplay Trailer | ASidCast". ASidCast. 2018-05-31. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ Green, Scott (November 2, 2017). ""One Piece" Makes Grand Promises For Mysterious Game Project". Crunchyroll. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  5. ^ Romano, Sal (December 18, 2017). "One Piece: World Seeker teaser trailer, screenshots". Gematsu. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "One Piece: World Seeker". Metacritic. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  7. ^ "One Piece: World Seeker". Metacritic. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  8. ^ "One Piece: World Seeker". Metacritic. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  9. ^ "Review: One Piece: World Seeker". Destructoid. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  10. ^ Hilliard, Kyle. "One Piece: World Seeker Review – King Of The One Piece Games". Game Informer. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  11. ^ Saltzman, Mitchell (2019-03-13). "One Piece World Seeker Review". IGN India. Retrieved 2019-09-04.
  12. ^ "Media Create Sales: 3/11/19 – 3/17/19". Gematsu. 2019-03-20. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
  13. ^ "Media Create Sales: 3/18/19 – 3/24/19". Gematsu. 2019-03-27. Retrieved 2019-09-17.

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