2022 marks the 25th anniversary of One Piece, a worldwide smash hit anime and manga series which continues on to this day. Bandai Namco has created many One Piece video games over the years, but the publisher has now announced the series’ most ambitious game yet: One Piece Odyssey.
One Piece Odyssey is described as a turn-based “RPG project filled with the unique elements of adventure from ONE PIECE that has been highly desired by fans”. The game is said to have been in the works for “many years,” with the goal of allowing fans to “truly touch the world of ONE PIECE.”
The plot synopsis reads as follows: “A broken Thousand Sunny… Scattered crew members… Luffy’s missing straw hat…During their voyage, the Straw Hats, led by Monkey D. Luffy are swallowed by a huge storm at sea. They end up on a mysterious island full of nature amidst the storm and become separated from each other. The crew set out on a new adventurous journey filled with wonders of a raging nature, powerful enemies, and strange encounters with island locals. Work together with Luffy and his crew to set sail once again!”
Launching in 2022 for the PS4/5, Xbox Series X|S and PC, One Piece Odyssey appears to have had more time and budget put into its development than many of Bandai’s previous One Piece works. The art style itself may prove to be a controversial choice by some, but early reception to the trailer appears to be optimistic.
With the story, characters and monsters all being designed and written in collaboration with the original One Piece author Eiichiro Oda, One Piece Odyssey is shaping up to be a worthy way to celebrate 25 years of One Piece. Hopefully we see more from the game soon.
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