Bandai Namco has released a short new video interview with One Piece: World Seeker producer Koji Nakajima, who discusses the game’s concept of freedom.
Here is the full transcript:
Hello everyone! I’m Koji Nakajima, Producer on One Piece games. There’s a lot to love about One Piece which we all know about! For this specific game though, we focused on creating a modern adventure. There are many action-adventure games out there already but they come with certain restrictions, such as invisible walls, for example. One of the best parts of One Piece, is the freedom it offers. As a way of replicating this ‘freedom’ we built a game that allows the player to seamlessly and freely move throughout the entire map. The main concepts behind this game are: having fun on a One Piece adventure, a story with a plotline straight out of One Piece, and enjoy interacting with the crew. Given that Luffy is the main character in the series, we paid close attention to how we developed action sequences featuring his rubber-like movement. Our aim is to create a truly enjoyable experience for players where they can use his unique skillset on an open map. I can say that we all really worked hard on this, on creating gameplay and storyline that really focuses on Luffy, offering action and adventure in a way that is true to him as a character. We’ve really put together a game that will be fun for everyone and I hope that you’re all excited for it. As for the game’s world map we have released some concept art already.
One Piece: World Seeker is due out worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018. In Japan, it will only be released for PlayStation 4.
Watch the video below.