One Piece: World Seeker will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15, 2019 in the Americas and Europe, publisher Bandai Namco announced.
Pre-orders will include the following downloadable content: “Strange Island Rocks Mission” (reveals the secrets of the mysterious monster-shaped rocks on the island), “Military Costume,” and “Swimsuit Costume.”
In North America, a “Gum Gum Bundle” will be sold via the Bandai Namco Entertainment Store (PlayStation 4, Xbox One) for $129.99, which includes a copy of One Piece: World Seeker bundled with a Luffy and Devil Fruit figure.
In Europe, a “Pirate King” collector’s edition will also be released and include the following:
- A copy of One Piece: World Seeker
- The Season Pass
- An exclusive 21cm Luffy figurine
- A replica of the Gum-Gum devil fruit
- The original soundtrack of the game composed by Kohei Tanaka
Here are the latest gameplay details, via Bandai Namco:
As well as seamlessly traversing the world using Luffy’s acrobatic Gum-Gum fruit abilities, we are introduced to Luffy’s two main action modes (Haki). The first, is the strength-based Arm Haki, that focuses on raw power, allowing Luffy to use overwhelming force to defeat his opponents. The second, Observation Haki, which allows Luffy to slow down time as well as improving his sneaking prowess with stealth attacks and the ability to see enemies and more through walls.
The gameplay footage also, provides a first look at the Skill Tree and Crafting/Cooking mechanics. By completing missions and progressing through the game, Luffy will be granted Skill Points that enable players to upgrade his powers and abilities via the Skill Tree to suit their own play style.
Crafting is accessed via Usopp or Franky, two of Luffy’s Straw Hat Pirate Crew, who can use items and materials found by Luffy in the world to create new equipment, while Sanji can cook Lunch Boxes for the rest of the crew, enabling them to explore the islands and gather additional resources for players.
Finally, Luffy’s incredibly powerful Gear Fourth mode is revealed for the first time, giving players access to powerful new combat skills and traversal techniques, abilities that last only for a short time.