All about One Piece Odyssey

A new premium game on the One Piece universe, fans say yes! This is One Piece Odyssey, JRPG scheduled for consoles and PC in 2022.

It is called One Piece Odyssey and is therefore a role-playing game in the manga universe, since yes, it is on the manga that the video game will be based and not on the anime. The historical producer of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, fully participates in One Piece Odyssey and promise”an epic adventure“.

One Piece Odyssey release date

One Piece Odyssey will be released in 2022 on PC, Playstation 4 and PS5 consoles as well as on Xbox Series X/S. The precise date is not yet given, but it should arrive at the time of the 25th anniversary of the license, therefore in July.

It was indeed in July 1997 that the first chapter of One Piece was released in Weekly Shonen Jump! We know, however, that more information will be given “shortly, in 2022“. Still a little patience then, and a good surprise could await the players… it is in any case what the producer of the new One Piece Odyssey game promises, Katsuaki Tsuzuki.

Contrary to what we have seen here and there as rumors: there won’t be a Nintendo Switch version of One Piece Odyssey. Which is strange, since the studio in charge of development is historically well established on the Nintendo console via its Pokémon games. But some fans are reassured since ILCA’s performance on the latest Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is not the most remarkable, offering only an HD remaster with no real novelty.

One Piece Odyssey: gameplay and story, scenario … what we know about the game

Unsurprisingly, One Piece Odyssey will be a dive into the world of One Piece with mechanics specific to JRPGs. Will be there:

  • Many quests
  • Numerous non-playable characters
  • Unpublished characters, written by Eiichiro Oda himself, the author of the manga! This is the case of “Adio”, first new character unveiled
  • neat fights, turn by turn

Eiichiro Oda has also invented new monsters for the occasion, but the center of the game will be the possibility to play the entire Straw Hat Pirates, namely Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Chopper, Robin, Frankie and Brook. In addition, the scenario already unveiled provides information on the context. The story will be canon and is officially described by:

During their journey, the Straw Hat crew, led by Monkey D. Luffy, is caught in a terrible storm. The companions are stranded on a mysterious and lush island, lost in the heart of the storm, and are separated from each other.

The various information also indicates that the game will be divided into zones and levels, and so won’t be an open world. This will allow for more complete and short sequences, but it is not yet clear in which dimension action, adventure and combat will be separated. Will One Piece Odyssey be contemplative or full of fight?

Eiichiro Oda actively participates in the development

The One Piece Odyssey game will not only have gameplay that should appeal to fans, it will also have a storyline written by One Piece series creator, Eiichiro Oda. It is however based only on the manga and leaves aside the anime, although the adventures are the same. The mangaka is therefore in charge of the design of the characters, the monsters and the scenario as well as the dialogues.

The story he invented is totally original and unpublished, but will be manga canon. It will mainly follow Monkey D. Luffy who is looking for his companions on the island where the crew got lost.