Announced earlier this year in a trailer mostly devoid of gameplay, we finally get a good look at how the newest One Piece game plays. The trailer starts slow with some narration and made me worried that it was going to show as little as the last one. But, thankfully, it doesn’t take too long before we see Luffy and the gang, staring ahead at their new realistic environment (still not sold on the lack of cel shading). Luffy takes off alone, exploring a city, using his stretchy arms to yank him into the sky as gracefully as Spider-Man. Luffy is then shown taking out some baddies using an infrared ability. In fact, a good deal of the gameplay shown shows Luffy killing guys quietly from behind, giving off some real Metal Gear Solid vibes (and stick around until the end of the trailer, they obviously knew people would make comparisons). But the stakes ramp up before long and Luffy is shown taking out large groups of enemies in a style more the norm for a One Piece game. His over the top special moves are here in full force as he takes on a few boss enemies.
Check out the trailer for yourself below, it really does look promising. I’m biased though, I buy every One Piece game, no matter what. For all you normal non One Piece obsessed people, does anything in this trailer make you want to pick it up? No release date is given, but you can preorder it now.