One Piece Odyssey: everything we know about the new RPG of Luffy and company

one piece has been the great protagonist of the manganime world in recent days. After the historical chapter 1044 of the manga, the event One Piece News -News Coo Online- confirmed new details of the One Piece Film Red movie scheduled for this August and, as a final climax, One Piece Odyssey, the new videogame of the saga based on the Eiichiro Oda universe. we tell you everything we know about this titlepreview for end of 2022.

One Piece Odyssey, what is it and who is developing it

The name of One Piece Odyssey comes from afar. It was last June 2021 when Bandai Namco Entertainment record this suggestive name. A new line of products? Not at all. A new “big” video game? So is. Because that name did not invite too much to think of a new two-dimensional fighting game, but a step forward after what was seen in the disappointing One Piece: World Seeker (Ganbarion, 2019). At the beginning of this news you can see the official trailer of the title.

this time it is ILCA the development studio in charge of the project. We are talking about a medium-sized Japanese studio of about 290 employees recently known for having been in charge of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Gleaming Pearl with the supervision of Game Freak. However, this studio based in Tokyo, Japan, already had previous experience in augmented reality video games and mobile apps with series like Hatsune Miku or, what is more remarkable, support in video games like Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, NieR: Automata, Yakuza 0, Dragon Quest XI and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. That is, they had already worked with Bandai Namco.

One Piece Odyssey will arrive in 2022 to consoles PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and pc.

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What will One Piece Odyssey offer as an RPG video game?

Speaking more deeply about the title, it will serve as a commemoration for the 25th anniversary of the original manga, which is in an especially sweet moment. His story will be canonical, as explained in the official communication, and has the participation by Eiichiro Oda, master author of the work. Also, One Piece Odyssey will have the same voice actors and actresses as the original anime; something that fans have especially liked and that has been common in many recent titles.

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One Piece Odyssey it’s a turn-based JRPG. Although it was initially unclear if it was going to be a turned-based RPG or an Action RPG, it has been confirmed that it will be an RPG with turn-based combat. To get a rough idea, the structure of the scenarios is clearly reminiscent of other Bandai Namco licenses in the style such as Tales of, with dungeons, convoluted routes and explorable paths. As far as the combat system is concerned, we will surely find something in the purest Dragon Quest style. Another reminiscence —not comparison— that comes to mind is the Persona dungeon system, bridging the gap, but so that we have an approximation of the level design structure both outside and inside the environments.

A mysterious island with a new original character, Adio; all characters confirmed

On history and argument of One Piece Odyssey, the title will transport us from the hand of the Straw Hat pirates, led by Monkey D. Luffy – all the characters will be designed with the standard costumes after the time-skip, pending knowing if there will be others available outfits—at a Misterious island. This territory will be drenched by a major sea storm and beached.

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The Straw Hats “will end up separated from each other in that natural area, with the Thousand Sunny completely shatteredso our crew will have no choice but to set out on a new adventure full of wonderful environments, powerful enemies and strange encounters with the islanders”, explains Bandai Namco. The objective will be none other than to set sail again as soon as possible and get out of there, where they will meet bye, a new original character designed by Eiichiro Oda. Both Adio and the monsters that inhabit this mysterious island were designed in collaboration with the author.

Not only will Luffy be a selectable character, but the rest of the crew as well; although for now we have not seen Jimbe, the last nakama of the manga. Will the game be set before this point in the story?

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Lastly, it should be noted that the composer of the game will be the master Motoi Sakurabacomposer known mainly for Tales of in Bandai Namco, but this versatile Japanese artist, multidisciplinary in the art of music, has been the architect of the compositions of Baten Kaitos, Golden Sun, Dark Souls, Valkyrie Profile, Star Ocean, the Mario Camelot’s Tennis and Mario Golf, Dark Cloud and Dark Chronicle, Eternal Sonata…

As a recap:

  • Canonical original story supervised by Eiichiro Oda.
  • Turn-based role-playing game.
  • New characters and monsters designed by Eiichiro Oda.
  • Development study: ILCA.
  • Release date: 2022.
  • Confirmed Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC.
  • Original voice actors for the characters.
  • More than three years of development: the title to which they have dedicated the most time.
  • There will be more open environments and dungeons.
  • Soundtrack composed by Motoi Sakuraba.
  • Confirmed playable characters so far: Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami, Usopp, Chopper, Frankie, Robin, and Brook.

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One Piece Odyssey has been in development for several years: “we hope it will far exceed expectations”

The project has been in development “for years” and it is “probably” the One Piece game to which the most time and care has been devoted to date. ILCA and Bandai Namco have the supervisory support of Eiichiro Oda, who will have at least one new original character created for this opportunity. One detail that has drawn attention is that Oda finished his design work on said characters in 2019.; so we can get an idea of ​​how long the title has been in development.

Katsuaki Tsuzuki, producer of Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., said on the occasion of the announcement: “We are delighted to be able to participate in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of ONE PIECE with the release of ONE PIECE ODYSSEY. We have joined forces with ILCA Inc. and collaborated with Eiichiro Oda to create a grand adventure that will affect the world of ONE PIECE and that we hope will far exceed player expectations.”

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Goodbye, new character created by Eiichiro Oda for One Piece Odyssey.

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