It’s time to get a look at this world in which Luffy and company will explore on the PlayStation 4.
Earlier today, an official website for One Piece: World Seeker opened its doors. The site features a visual for the project, as well as a trio of screenshots from the game.
The game is being produced by Bandai Namco as part of a celebration for the One Piece franchise’s 20th anniversary.
Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga launched in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 1997. The title currently spans 87 volumes, with the most recent hitting stores on November 2. One Piece is the best-selling manga title in the world, with over 430 million copies sold across the globe.
The title spawned an ongoing anime TV series, which began airing on October 1999. Toei Animation produced the series, which has featured seven directors, three showrunners, and three character designers over the course of its run. 808 episodes have been produced to date.
In addition to the TV series, One Piece spawned over 30 movies and TV specials, as well as more than 40 video games. The most recent title, One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum, hit Nintendo’s 3DS on September 21, 2016. The title launched at 9th place on the Media Create charts, with 9,097 copies reaching customers.
Viz Media currently holds the rights to the One Piece manga, while Funimation releases the anime in the west. Viz describes the title as:
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years, later, Luffy sets off in search of the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world… As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer “Red-Haired” Shanks. Luffy follow him as hesets out on his adventure…one guy, alone in a rowboat, in search of the legendary “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…