Bandai Namco Reveals One Piece: World Seeker
The long running anime and manga series One Piece has a new open world title on its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Announced through the company's official Twitter account and a press release, One Piece: World Seeker is a new open world title set in the One piece universe. Players take the role of Monkey D. "Straw Hat" Luffy, battling through and exploring new locations including cities, castles, and more.
HUNGRY FOR MORE ADVENTURE! Get ready to experience a brand new chapter in the epic ONE PIECE saga. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates return in ONE PIECE: World Seeker. This open-ended action adventure is coming to PlayStation 4, X1, and PC in 2018. Check out these first screens! pic.twitter.com/F8gi9qzAyK— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) December 11, 2017
“2017 marks the 20th anniversary of ONE PIECE, one of the world’s most popular manga and anime series which has riveted millions of fans since it started," Randy Le, brand manager at Bandai Namco Entertainment America, says. "We’re proud to help usher in a new era with ONE PIECE: World Seeker, an ambitious new entry in the legendary series.”
World Seeker is set for release in 2018 with more information available on Bandai Namco Entertainment's official site.
Following the lukewarm reception to One Piece: Burning Blood, it's good to see Bandai Namco return to the gameplay style of its 2012 offering One Piece: Unlimited World Red. Though the game wasn't perfect, it did feel more in line with the tone of the series, and a new title refining Unlimited World Red's potential could make for the series' best foray into video games to date.