New One Piece game announced
The RPG One Piece Odyssey is coming to PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S later this year.
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One Piece Odyssey is a new RPG bringing together an all-new gameplay experience with original story and new characters developed under the guiding hand of series creator Eiichiro Oda. Revealed during a special One Piece livestream, the game is coming as the original manga prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary, delivering an authentic and immersive new entry rooted in canon and sure to retain the humor and chemistry of the anime with Oda-Sensei’s involvement and starring the original Japanese VO actors. One Piece Odyssey is developed by ILCA Inc. and set to release in 2022 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series XS, and PC.
One Piece Odyssey transports the Straw Hats to a mysterious new island where they embark on quests and fight powerful enemies and massive bosses in exciting turn-based battles. In the game, players take on the role of nine of their favorite pirates, playing as Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Franky, Sanji, Usopp, Nico Robin, TonyTony Chopper, and Brook. A new character revealed during the livestream, the cheerful and towering Adio, joins the Straw Hats in their latest adventure.
“We are happy to be joining the celebration of the 25th anniversary of One Piece with the release of One Piece Odyssey,” said Katsuaki Tsuzuki, Producer at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “We have been teaming up with ILCA Inc. and have been working hard in collaboration with Eiichiro Oda to create a great adventure drama that touches the world of One Piece in a game that we hope will surpass players expectations.”
In a fun written message to fans aired during the livestream, Oda-Sensei referred to the game: “It felt like I was watching a MOVIIIE!!! What incredible immersion!!”