After more than 1000 episodes, the adventures of Luffy continue with a new part of the manga one piece. Far from video game adaptations, this time we present a real JRPG: One Piece Odyssey. Developed by ILCA and published by bandai namco, it is a role-playing video game that is coming soon to consoles and PC. While it was supposed to be released in March 2022, the development team then aimed for a launch before the end of the year. But this cannot be done, due to certain technical details. However, do not worry: we now know the official release date.
To know everything about the news around the game One Piece Odyssey, you are in the right place. Find out here official release date, trailer and compatible consoles from launch.
One Piece Odyssey: Universe and history of the game
To announce the release of the game, Bandai Namco unveiled a first trailer. In it, the scenario of One Piece Odyssey is highlighted, as well as the universe of the game. From what we know so far, the adventure will take place with Captain D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Crew. The story begins precisely with a journey on the Grand Line. During it, the boat is suddenly caught in a violent storm, then it is destroyed. All the pirates then find themselves separated from each other, scattered to the four corners of a mysterious and lush island called Waford.
The main objective now remains to collect all of Luffy’s companions. For the crew begins a new adventure, an epic that will also allow them to explore the island and discover its secrets. Players will also be able to take advantage of this mission to discover the wildlife of the island, fight powerful enemies and meet surprising inhabitants. As for the fights, they will be turn-based.
With an exploration-focused storyline and storyline, One Piece Odyssey is a brand new RPG. It invites players to discover a new adventure alongside Luffy and his crew. And according to the latest information revealed by the development team, participants will be able to embody the different pirates.
One Piece Odyssey official release date
On the occasion of 25 years of the famous manga One Piece, Bandai Namco released a 2 minute 30 trailer. In it, he announces the return of Luffy and his crew with a new video game. At the moment, One Piece Odyssey was due out before the end of 2022. But it was then pushed back a few weeks. To justify this delay, the team talked about improving certain aspects of the game, in order to provide a better experience for players.
Today, new information about the launch of the game is available. We can therefore confirm that One Piece Odyssey will be officially released on January 13, 2023. You can then start the new year in style, alongside Luffy and his companions. And even if the adventure begins with a shipwreck on an isolated island, it has pleasant surprises in store for you, with treasures to discover.
Precisely, during the announcement of the release of the game, the trailer broadcast also gave us indications on the main characteristics. First of all, we hold that One Piece Odyssey will be a JRPG, a Japanese RPG. However, there is currently no information on whether it will be an open world or not. And as far as the characters and the fights are concerned, more precision will be given in the months to come. Just remember that the actors will be able to use special powers and unique abilities during the adventure.
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One Piece Odyssey: The Game Trailer
Since the announcement of the upcoming release of this role-playing game, rumors about the date and mechanics continue to grow. And since we now know the day of the official launch, we now wonder how it will look One Piece Odyssey. The first elements of the answer are provided by a trailer unveiled by bandai namcoon the occasion of Animation Expo 2022. You can already watch it here:
In this 18-minute trailer, the gameplay has been presented as well as other essential aspects such as: the game environments, the fights and the main characters. In the menus, we also discover the different statistics related to each character (technique, speed, dodging, etc.).
Later, during the Summer Game Fest, One Piece Odyssey revealed itself again through a new trailer. In this one, we get a closer look at the various characters of the crew for the first time. We also witnessed a battle of Luffy and his companions against blocks of ice. Clearly, with these trailers, we have a better idea of the universe of the game and some novelties. We hope to learn more over the coming weeks.
Consoles and platforms compatible with One Piece Odyssey
As soon as the game is released, all players will be able to launch their campaign and enjoy the adventure. In effect, One Piece Odyssey will be released on the various usual consoles, which will make it more accessible to everyone. So, expect to find the game on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows) and Xbox Series.
On the other hand, according to the information on the official site of Bandai Namco, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One versions may not be available at launch. But we’ll know a bit more as the official release date approaches. Prepare yourself to access One Piece Odyssey on PS4, PS5, PC and Xbox Series.
One Piece Odyssey: Gameplay
After multiple adaptations of the famous One Piece, this time we will be entitled to a real turn-based JRPG that has been slightly revised. This is confirmed by a recent video from the development team. In this, we notice first of all placement of characters, an important detail in the clashes. It is also a placement that moves away from the usual hexagonal boards. To go further, the game trailer gives us a better overview of the game and its components.
At first, the gameplay of One Piece Odyssey shows us perfected fights, with random events implemented in the game. You will thus notice certain enemies highlighted, and more difficult to beat. Similarly, clashes are highlighted, but they are only part of the game. Indeed, One Piece Odyssey also focuses on adventure and exploration. Players will be able to walk around the environment and access remote locations. Likewise, they will have to take advantage of their specific powers and abilities to overcome obstacles and win battles.
Also note that the gameplay suggests an open world, although this remains to be confirmed. One thing is certain, players will have to discover quests and dungeons, of which only the One Piece manga holds the secret. Likewise, in addition to split-zone combat, you will also have to navigate between different combat zones.
One Piece Odyssey is also characterized by a staging system which can turn clashes into a series of random and unexpected situations at any time. This will require great strategic thinking and imagination from you. On the other hand, apart from the main storyline, players will experience side stories and battles. This will only make the adventure more beautiful.
The main characters in One Piece Odyssey
As announced above, the fights are not the basis of this role-playing game. One Piece Odyssey also largely focuses on exploration and adventure. Moreover, each character in the game has a unique exploration skill. This is the case, for example, of moving in Luffy’s Gum Gum Rocket. You would have understood it, Captain Luffy will be the main character in this game. You can embody it, and try to find all your companions scattered on the island.
In addition to Luffy, the game will also feature the Straw Hat crew. This consists of: Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky and Brook. They are all playable, and you can decide to start the adventure in the skin, the fur or the skeleton of one or the other. Just remember that each character is distinguished by its particular skills. In addition, in a nature not conducive to walking, you encounter formidable enemies, who have been living on the island for some time.
In the announcement trailer, we were able to notice the presence of a new character. He is a rather tall man, with long light gray hair and tattoos on his arms. He fights with two revolvers. Later in the video, we learn that his name is Audio. He will be accompanied by another character, Lim. Both, just like the other characters in the game, were created in cooperation with Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the manga.
One Piece Odyssey: editions available for pre-order
Before the official release date of the game, you can pre-order a version of your choice. Currently you will find three editions on the market, with various advantages. It is therefore up to you to choose the one that suits you. To guide you, we present each of them here:
- Standard Edition: it includes the One Piece Odyssey base game. It also entitles you to a pre-order bonus (10x Energy Apples, 10x Excite Apples, 3x Golden Jellies, 100,000 Berries, and the Traveling Outfit set);
- Deluxe Edition: in addition to the base game, you will receive the Deluxe Pack (Two Rare Jewelry accessories, the Sniper King traveling outfit), the Adventure Expansion Pack and a Pre-order Bonus. This edition will only be available in digital format;
- Collector’s Edition Bundle: it includes all the content of the Deluxe Edition, namely an exclusive figurine as well as a Pre-order Bonus (10x Energy Apples, 3x Golden Jellies, 100,000 Berries, and the Traveling Outfit set). You will also get the game in boxed version (console of your choice) or as a code (PC).