One Piece: World Seeker Game's Trailer, Visuals Highlight Jewel Island Setting
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bandai Namco Entertainment America unveiled an English-subtitled trailer, screenshots, and a new visual for its One Piece: World Seeker game on Tuesday. The trailer highlights the game's Jewel Island setting, as well as the two central characters to the setting: Jeanne (Ayumi Fujimura), the leader of the island's traditionalist Anti-Navy faction; and Isaac (Rikiya Koyama), the warden of Jewel Island's prison. Eiichiro Oda designed both characters.
The game was originally slated to debut this year in Japan and overseas, but Bandai Namco Entertainment confirmed earlier this month that the game is delayed to 2019. The game's developers decided "a bit more time is needed to reach fan expectations for this ambitious title."
The game will release on the PlayStation 4 in Japan, and will release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in the Americas and Europe.
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 who 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.
Sources: Press release, Bandai Namco Entertainment America's YouTube channel