Fans of the popular long-running anime and manga series One Piece would be delighted to know that their favorite pirate gang will appear in the JRPG One Piece Odyssey. Originally the game was slated for release this year but has been pushed back a bit. Now, the release date for One Piece Odyssey is set for release on January 13th, 2023. The announcement of the release was officiated during the Tokyo Game Show 2022, where Producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki mentioned a bit about the pushback by stating that the team would like to “create an adventure” where users can “touch the world of One Piece”, which ultimately lead to further development.
One Piece Odyssey will be an original story from the manga’s author, Eiichiro Oda. The gameplay will follow protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate team, the Straw Hats, as they set foot on a forbidden island called Waford. The island is shrouded in mystery, as whoever set foot on it never made it back. Popular characters from the anime and manga make an appearance in the game, and players can interact with Luffy, Nami, Zoro, Brook, Usopp, Chopper, Robin, Sanji, and Franky. The VO cast will feature the original actors from the anime, so fans have plenty to look forward to upon release.
The gameplay trailer for One Piece Odyssey was featured during the Anime Expo 2022, and it showed the inclusion of quests, attribute allotment, and battle sequences. Players can swap between their favorite characters in the Straw Hat crew while tackling the game. There are plenty of new enemies, friends, and creatures to know more about on the mysterious island. The gameplay animation is a mix of 3D and semi-cel shaders for the characters. The game will be published under the banner of BNE Entertainment and Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
One Piece Odyssey will be available to play on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows. One Piece Odyssey is also available for pre-order from the official website.
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