One Piece 'Dawn' Project Revealed as One Piece: World Seeker PS4 Game Launching in 2018
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The 2018 combined second and third issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that the official title for the previously revealed One Piece "Code Name Dawn" video game is One Piece: World Seeker.
The "dramatic free world action adventure" game will ship for the PlayStation 4 in 2018. The game will allow players to freely explore and have adventures in the large world of One Piece. The issue featured screenshots with Luffy as a playable character.
A previous issue of Weekly Shonen Jump had teased that the game will tell the "truth of a tragic event." The magazine also featured an image of a man in shadow standing in front of a city on fire. The issue described the city as that of the Holy Land Mariejois, adding "who is the person who stands on this absolutely inviolable sacred ground?" The visual also teased an "incident that will shake the power of the world." In One Piece, Mariejois is the capital of the World Government and is also the land where the Celestial Dragons live.
The game will feature 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.
The game is commemorating the 20th anniversary of Eiichiro Oda's original One Piece manga.
Disclosure: Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.