Bandai Namco had tons of new and in-development games to show off during Taipei Game Show 2019 this past week. One which fans and gamers were excited to see was the game inspired by an iconic and beloved anime franchise, One Piece: World Seeker.
One Piece: World Seeker showed off some new elements of its game world in the latest trailer, which is included at the end of the post.
There’s a fair bit to digest here, so let’s dig in. First up is the setting and story, One Piece: World Seeker follows the adventures of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates as the trek their way across the world in a brand new adventure. Developer Ganbarion is creating an all-new story specifically for this game, and the stakes will be higher than ever before. Part of this new level of storytelling and immersion is accomplished thanks to the Karma System being built into the game.
The Karma System works like many other morality in systems in games, by tracking your interactions with NPCs and the choices you make, and tailoring the experience to the narrative beats you choose. And yes, you can unlock new story paths and special events with certain characters if you manage to fulfill the right conditions. I can imagine many fans will be plugging away at this system trying to suss out all of the permutations.
The trailer also shows off various in-game locales like Sky Island, so that’s pretty cool too.
And even though the game got delayed from its initial 2018 release date, disappointing some fans, it seems that delay gave Bandai Namco and Ganbarion enough to time create a more compelling game that fans of the anime should enjoy. Hopefully the final version possesses the polish and fun gameplay fans truly deserve.
You can find both the English and versions of the newest trailer for the game down below. One Piece: World Seeker will be releasing for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 15.