Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. shared new gameplay details for ONE PIECE ODYSSEY, a new JRPG based on the mega-popular ONE PIECE series that offers a story rooted in canon.
In ONE PIECE ODYSSEY, players explore new and familiar environments that are richly detailed and visually authentic to ONE PIECE, discovering new areas and hidden treasures on their quest. The game features classic and exciting turn-based battles that incorporate ONE PIECE traits by allowing players to swap between their favorite Straw Hat crew members and use their unique abilities to take on powerful enemies and massive bosses. In addition to the main story, fans can have an adventure in the world of ONE PIECE discovering Secondary Stories hidden and embarking on treasure hunts that pit the protagonist Luffy against dangerous enemy pirates.
The exciting battles of ONE PIECE ODYSSEY they allow players to use various attacks and items, as well as the combination of types with different characters and abilities to exploit enemy weaknesses. The game’s epic battles feature a unique mechanic where players overcome typical ONE PIECE situations called dramatic scenes that occur with specific combat conditions that increase player progression, allowing the Straw Hat crew to gain more experience for completing tasks.
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY transports the Straw Hat crew to a mysterious new island where players embark on various challenges that connect the “past” and “present” of ONE PIECE, and fight against powerful enemies and gigantic bosses in exciting turn-based battles. The game will take fans on a journey into a world of epic adventure and drama, where an original story and new characters developed under the guidance of series creator Eiichiro Oda await to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the ONE PIECE series.
Produced by Toei Animation and based on the best-selling manga title of all time by creator Eiichiro Oda, the ONE PIECE series first premiered on Japanese television in October 1999 and follows Luffy and his Straw Hat team. on his epic quest to find “One Piece”, the legendary treasure of former Pirate King Gol D. Roger.
Today, ONE PIECE is now a global franchise spanning 15 feature films, including the upcoming “One Piece Film Red” release on November 3 for Argentina, home videos, video games, and a growing catalog of licensed merchandise including accessories, toys, games, trinkets, furniture, housewares, clothing and more.
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY will be released on January 13, 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via STEAM.