One Piece: World Seeker Game Listed with 2019 Release Date in Japan
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The 90th compiled book volume of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece manga listed on Tuesday that Bandai Namco Entertainment's One Piece: World Seeker game will now be released in 2019 in Japan. The game was originally slated for release on the PlayStation 4 in Japan this year, and the official website for the game still lists a release in 2018.
Bandai Namco Entertainment also had the game slated for release on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in the Americas and Europe in 2018, but the site now lists the release date as "coming soon."
Bandai Namco Entertainment America describes the game:
Set sail in an all-new ONE PIECE adventure in ONE PIECE: World Seeker! Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates are back in a new story that puts players' into Luffy's point of view, as he battles and explores an expansive and seamless world. Open landscapes provide many paths for players to experience Luffy's gum-gum abilities and swing into action.
The game will take place on "Prison Island" ("Jail Island"), which is located in the New World. Weekly Shonen Jump magazine previously teased that the game will tell the "truth of a tragic event." The issue featured an image of a man in shadow standing in front of the Holy Land Mariejois on fire.
Characters that will appear in the game include the entire Straw Hat crew, Tashigi, Smoker, Sabo, Rob Lucci, Crocodile, Aokiji, Kizaru, Fujitora, Akainu, and Ichiji, Niji, and Yonji from Germa 66.
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, which launched in 1997.
Source: One Piece volume 90 via Hachima Kikō