Hot Springs DLC for “One Piece: World Seeker” won’t be released in North America
Bandai Namco’s One Piece: World Seeker has been available in North America for about a week, but for North American gamers who were still holding out hope to receive the game’s “Hot Spring Mission” titled The Phantom Remedy, consider those hopes dashed.
Earlier this week, Bandai Namco confirmed that The Phantom Ready will not be released in the North American region. No further details were provided.
One Piece: World Seeker is the latest game to have even moderately sexy bits carved out of it before reaching American shores. Sony has been the primary actor enforcing its morals on the PS4 consumer base, though it’s yet again worth mentioning that Japanese-developed titles seem to be the only thing games being denied release or censored.
The Phantom Ready is an early purchase bonus in Japan and Asia while European gamers (which includes Oceania and the Middle East) can get the DLC via Bandai Namco’s “EP!C Rewards Club.” So yeah, it looks like virtually every other gamer on earth will have an option to play The Phantom Ready mission except those who live in the land of the free.
If you already own a North American copy of One Piece: World Seeker, you can at least watch a full play through video below. Beware! You will see PG-level images of women in bathing suits! Not too spicy for YouTube, yet still too spicy to allow you to play it for yourself, eh?
That’s that, for now. To editorialize a bit here at the end, the next time some nagging puritanical moralist claims that “Nobody is trying to take your games away,” I highly recommend not believing them.
One Piece: World Seeker is currently available for PC, Xbox One, and other consoles.