For the 25th anniversary of the manga, Bandai and ILCA announce a new One Piece Odyssey RPG for 2022. An original story that will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC.
A quarter of a century is something to celebrate and Luffy has every intention of it. Bandai Namco and ILCA unveil a brand new JRPG: One Piece Odyssey on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC for 2022.
An original story
The One Piece Odyssey trademark registration in Japan takes on its full meaning today with the announcement of a new game developed by ILCA (Pokémon Sparkling Diamond and Sparkling Pearl, Dragon Quest XI: Fighters of Destiny…), a JRPG in collaboration with Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the manga. A great gift for the 25th anniversary.
In the video visible below, producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki tells us thatOda-san has “himself designed the characters and monsters that breathed life and the very essence of One Piece into the gaming world”. To put the odds on its side and not just be a “vulgar adaptation”, One Piece Odyssey will tell its own original story :
During their adventure, the Straw Hats led by Monkey D. Luffy are engulfed by a huge storm at sea and find themselves on a mysterious windswept island with lush vegetation, but separated from each other and the Thousand Sunny completely broken. The crew sets off on a new adventure amidst raging nature, powerful enemies and strange encounters with the island’s inhabitants. Players will need to work together with Luffy and the crew members in order to get back to sea!
You will therefore lead Luffy but also Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Franky, and Brook, during turn-based combat.
One Piece Odyssey: A Word from the Producer
Bandai Namco Entertainment Producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki commented on the announcement:
We are happy to join in the celebration of ONE PIECE’s 25th anniversary with the release of One Piece Odyssey. We have partnered with ILCA Inc. and worked in conjunction with Eiichiro Oda to create a grand, dramatic adventure in the One Piece universe, in a game that we hope will exceed player expectations.
He also comes back in a video on the genesis of the project, the involvement of Eiichiro Oda, and the attraction of this new software. According to him, it is “probably the first game developed also meticulously over such a long period“.
One Piece Odyssey will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC in 2022.
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