Bandai Namco has released the opening movie for One Piece World Seeker. This is a very welcome surprise for One Piece fans, who didn’t expect to see the movie to drop so soon. One Piece World Seeker doesn’t hit PS4, Xbox One, and PC until March 15, but you can check out the opening movie right now. Watch below:
If you’ve seen gameplay footage from One Piece World Seeker, then you know that the footage you see in the opening cinematic is pretty much how you can expect the game to look and feel while playing. The world has a hyper-colorful, anime vibe to it, and all of the action is fast and fluid. It’s impressive, but still goofy and cartoony in a good way.
Traversal, too, looks like a blast. The movie has several high-flying scenes of aerial combat and traversal, which thankfully lines up with what we’ve seen in gameplay footage. Luffy zooms around the world using a kind of grapple-hook-and-glide technique. Use that gum-gum arm of yours to reach out and grab a ledge, slingshot yourself into the air, and then glide to your next jumping off point. Getting from point A to point B in this game is going to be a blast.
The story in One Piece World Seeker is still largely a mystery to us. Bandai Namco’s official listing simply reads: “Set sail on an all-new ONE PIECE adventure in ONE PIECE World Seeker! Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates are back in a new story that puts players’ into Luffy’s point of view, as he battles and explores an expansive and seamless world. Open landscapes provide many paths for players to experience Luffy’s gum-gum abilities and swing into action.”
We assume that production is wrapping soon, though, and as soon as we get more details, we’ll update you straight away.