Following the announcement for Japan earlier this morning, Bandai Namco Entertainment America and Europe announced that One Piece: World Seeker will also come to North America and Europe in 2018.
While no precise release window was provided beside the year, we do get an interesting (and perhaps predictable) detail. While in Japan the game will be PS4 exclusive, the west will also get Xbox One and PC versions.
The game will feature the “swashbuckling spirit” of the series, and it will be an open-world action adventure that will let players explore a huge variety of seamless environments like castles, cities, beaches and more. We also get a look at the game, including a 1080p version of the small screenshots released this morning, on top of two more. Interestingly, one shows combat, while the other seems to feature a degree of stealth. Even the artwork showing the world is a bit different, including Luffy and Zoro.
On top of the info and screenshots, the press release also included a statement by Bandai Namco Entertainment America Brand Manager Randy Le, promising an “adventure as vast as the seven seas.”
“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. We’re proud to help usher in a new era with ONE PIECE: World Seeker, an ambitious new entry in the legendary series. With an expansive open world and story, Luffy will travel through a huge variety of locales in a new adventure that’s as vast as the seven seas.”
You can check out the images below. Incidentally, gotta give it to Bandai Namco, their localization announcement for the west have been amazingly fast lately.