Game News One Piece Odyssey: a first real gameplay sequence! 7 minutes of immersion in the universe of the cult manga
In addition to plunging us back into the universe of the manga phenomenon adored by an entire generation, the One Piece Odyssey game will offer us a nostalgic journey revisiting the most iconic arcs of the series. Bandai Namco finally gives us a real gameplay sequence for 7 minutes in total immersion in the kingdom of Alabasta!
7 minutes of gameplay for One Piece Odyssey!
By imagining a journey through the memories of the Straw Hat crew to build the universe of One Piece Odyssey, Bandai Namco and the ILCA studio are betting on nostalgia. It must be said that when the immense saga imagined by Eiichirô Oda will enter its final stretch, many fans want to dive back into the origins of the journey of Luffy and his companions. In One Piece Odyssey, precisely, the “world of memory” will allow you to relive the key moments of the saga. while detaching enough to surprise those who already know the story inside out.
Beginning of October, a trailer already confirmed the presence of the kingdom of Alabasta in the game world, but this time, seven minutes of gameplay are offered to us for a total immersion in the kingdom of sands!
Immerse yourself in the world of One Piece with this new gameplay trailer showcasing the World of Memories – Alabasta! Relive the adventures of the Straw Hat crew as you explore memorable locations and interact with characters from the original animated series. – bandai namco
Exploration, combat and unique abilities
Built in the style of a role-playing game, One Piece Odyssey presents in this video a recreation of the environments of Alabasta to stay as close as possible to the atmosphere of the animated series. The adventure promises to be vast with places populated by many NPCs (non-playable characters) with whom we can discuss and interact depending on the character being controlled. It will indeed be possible to juggle between the different members of the “mugiwara” to advance the plot, knowing that everyone has unique abilities that are essential to progress. The video thus shows Chopper sneaking into a tunnel before passing the baton to Luffy who can stretch his arm to reach the high ledges.
Beyond pure exploration, One Piece Odyssey will offer scripted side quests around the different members of the crew to encourage us to switch between characters regularly. On the combat side, the enemies will be directly visible on the ground, any bad encounter giving rise to turn-based clashes, in the vein of any RPG. It will be necessary to take into account the strength, speed and technique of each character to best triumph over their opponents according to their natural weaknesses. The opportunity to find all the powers relating to the fruits of the devil, animated in such a way as to stay as close as possible to the manga and the series.
The main strategic data should reside in the random placement of group members relative to each other. Special battles called “Dramatic Scenes” will occur from time to time with unique victory conditions to earn more experience. Finally, bounty hunter missions will also be part of the adventure to allow you to pocket as many rewards as possible outside of the main plot. Do not hesitate to find our preview of One Piece Odyssey if you missed it!
One Piece Odyssey will be released on January 13, 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam.