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One Piece: World Seeker New Screenshots and Information

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One Piece: World Seeker is an upcoming action adventure game developed by Ganbarion for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It is the first open world game in the One Piece franchise and is set to release some time in 2018.


In a recent video from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, the producer Koji Nakajima talks about how the game will focus on Luffy as the main character of the story. At this point, it seems like Luffy will be the only playable character as well.

“I can say that we all really worked hard on this, on creating gameplay and storyline that really focuses on Luffy.”

Sad news for people who were looking forward to play as different crew members, but he does mention that the other strawhat characters are still intractable.

One Piece: World Seeker will feature an original story starring Luffy’s crew. Some recently released screenshots even indicate the time frame that the game will most likely take place in.

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Luffy looking at new bounty posters

The above new screenshot shows the current bounty posters for Luffy, Zoro, and Law after the Doflamingo arc. This means the original story of the game will be set in post timeskip. To confirm this, the concepts and screenshots also show the crew wearing post time skip outfits.

Concept art of the crew in post time skip outfits

Concept art of the crew in post time skip outfits

Screenshot of Luffy and Zoro

Screenshot of Luffy and Zoro

Screenshot of Luffy and Usopp

Screenshot of Luffy and Usopp


Most of the released gameplay shows Luffy fighting in Marine Bases and in a recent screenshot, Luffy is seen fighting Smoker. Some magazine advertisements for the game even mention villages that are built by the Marines and under water prisons that are controlled by the World Government.

Screenshot of Luffy clashing with Smoker

Screenshot of Luffy clashing with Smoker

It seems like the Marines will be the main enemies in the game with Smoker as one of the antagonist.

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Upcoming JRPGs: February 2018

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In the coming months, there are many great new JPRGs as well as remakes of older classics. Here are some JRPGs that are being released in February, 2018.

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Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology

Release Date: Feb 13, 2018

A 3DS port of the original Radiant Historia, with new content, visuals, music, the inclusion of voice acting, and a new character, Nemesia, that comes with her own scenario “Sub-History”.








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Secret of Mana HD

Release Date: Feb 15, 2018

An HD remake of the original Secret of Mana, being released on PC, Playstation 4, and Playstation Vita. Its graphics were rebuilt in 3D, and its gameplay has been reworked and improved as well.








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Dragon Quest Builders

Release Date: Feb 09, 2018

Though it has been released years ago, Dragon Quest Builders is now being released on the Nintendo Switch. In this version of the game, you can gather special materials to unlock retro customization options.








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The Longest 5 Minutes

Release Date: Feb 13, 2018

It looks like an old school RPG, but mechanically it’s anything but. Travel through and reexperience the main characters memories in order to become strong enough to face the Demon King.










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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet

Release Date: Feb 23, 2018

Create your own character and experience SAO’s Gun Gale Online, with an original story unique to the game. You will also run into some familiar faces from the Sword Art Online series.








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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2

Release Date: Feb 14, 2018

This sequel of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel is finally being released on PC. It continues one month after the events of the first game. If you have beaten the first game, your save data can transfer to this one, and all of your actions will be remembered. It also includes 50% more lines of English voice acting compared to its previous console releases.




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Underrated JRPGs That Are Worth Playing

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There are many underrated and lesser known JRPGs that offer great experiences. Here are some that are still worth playing, if you can get your hands on them.


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Golden Sun

This game series was perhaps one of the best JRPG experiences for the gameboy advanced, for those who have heard of it. Despite its deep mechanics, intricate puzzles, and amazing story, this game series somehow stayed under the radar of most JRPG fans. While the game uses turn-based combat, it gives the player great depth in ways to customize their characters; with special weapons, summons, and the games unique Psynergy system, which aids players both in combat and out. Its art style was also fairly unique for its time. The game has beautiful combat and summon animations that make you never want to skip a battle.




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Radiant Historia

The original Radiant Historia on the Nintendo DS is a remarkable game with mature characters, complex themes, unique combat, and time traveling mechanics that actually affect the story. Your decisions are never final, you can always choose a past timeline and fix your mistakes. However, different decisions aren’t always mistakes, some choices do pay off in the future. Not only does Radiant Historia offer an amazing mature story, the game also gives players the freedom to choose, and the ability to rewind.


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Skies of Arcadia

Originally made for the SEGA Dreamcast, and later remade for the Gamecube, it is understandable how this game became as little known as it is. This JRPG gives the player a unique sense of adventure into the unknown, as they discover new lands, artifacts, and more in their airship. Aside from the typical turn-based combat common in JRPGs of the time, this game features a unique and amazingly fun airship battle system.






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Dark Cloud 2

Alternate name: Dark Chronicle 2

While the first game was itself a hidden gem of the early PS2 era, Dark Cloud 2 took what was good about the first, refined it, and added much more. The game features an improved town building system called Georama. Its gear customization system was also significantly improved.






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Rogue Galaxy

In a way this game is a spiritual successor of the Dark Cloud series. It is a great game in its own right, carrying on many of the things that made Dark Cloud fun to play, and added some interesting twists.








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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

This game series is perhaps one of the most story-rich series on the market today. Despite this, it is also surprisingly not as well known as other story-rich games. If story is your thing, this game series offers dozens of hours of it. The game also features a combat system that is a sort of hybrid between traditional turn-based combat and turn-based tactical combat, creating an engaging system that rewards planning your moves.






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Recent and Upcoming Anime Fighting Games

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Out of all the fighting games in the world, only a handful truly have the anime aesthetic. Here are the anime fighting games that have recently been released or are being released in the coming months.


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Dragon Ball FighterZ

Release Date: Jan 26, 2018

This highly anticipated title gives what every Dragon Ball Z fan ever wanted in a fighting game. Not only can they pull off amazing combos and signature special moves, but they look damn good doing so. Dragon Ball FighterZ utilizes the graphical capability of Unreal Engine 4 to pull off 3D characters that perfectly resemble their anime counterparts. Using this technique they made fighting in the game feel like a part of the show, with its dynamic camera angles drawing you into the fight.


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Blazeblue Cross Tag Battle

Release Date: May 31, 2018

Characters from Blazeblue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and Rooster Teeth’s anime-like RWBY cross paths to duke it out in Blazeblue Cross Tag Battle, a 2-on-2 tag team fighting game.








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Under Night In Birth Exe: Late[st]

Release Date: Feb 9, 2018

Under Night In Birth Exe: Late[st] is an updated version of the previous game. Previously it has only been available in arcades, but will be released on console in 2018. It will feature new game modes as well as characters.






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SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

Release Date: Summer, 2018

SNK Heroines feature everyone’s favorite female SNK fighters from their various series in a 2-on-2 tag team fighting game. The game features a costume feature, which I’m sure is filled with all sorts of fanservice.










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