A brand new One Piece Odyssey trailer shows off new locations.
Just in time for the 25th anniversary of the One Piece series this year, Bandai Namco is releasing a new game based on Monkey D. Luffy and co., and this time it’s targeting the JRPG crowd. It’s worth differentiating 2019’s One Piece World Seeker, which at first glance looks like an open-world JRPG, but lacks many of the genre’s essential features, like turn-based combat for example. In the case of One Piece Odyssey, we’re promised a full-fledged JRPG, and as we noted when it was revealed in March, it feels a bit like a Dragon Quest pirate game.
Rather enticing, One Piece Odyssey will feature new character and monster designs drawn by original One Piece author Eiichiro Oda. Best of all, the game will benefit from a score composed by Dark Souls’ Motoi Sakuraba – all the more reason to forget about the One Piece franchise’s rather uneven history in video games and get excited about the stellar JRPG adaptation that just might to be One Piece Odyssey.
One Piece Odyssey doesn’t have a release date yet, but today’s trailer confirmed that it’s still set to launch in 2022 as planned. At a time when video game release dates are almost expected to be delayed once or twice before launch, it’s good to have confirmation that One Piece Odyssey is still on track to launch this year on PS4, PS5 , Xbox Series X/S and PC .
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