One Piece Odyssey ships out
One Piece Odyssey launched today on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S.
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|From Bandai Namco:
One Piece Odyssey transports the Straw Hat Crew to the strange island of Waford, with their legendary ship the Thousand Sunny nearly sunk and left in tatters. The game is introducing a new chapter for the Straw Hat crew, with an original story intertwined with memories of their past adventures, and new characters developed under the guiding hand of series creator Eiichiro Oda. Players take on the role of their favorite pirates as they embark on quests and fight powerful enemies to unravel the many mysteries of Waford and find their way off the island.
“One Piece Odyssey takes players on a thrilling new journey with the Straw Hat Crew in the most epic game experience yet set within the world of One Piece,” said Katsuaki Tsuzuki, Producer at Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc. “Featuring a story that weaves a new adventure with the characters’ memories where players can experience key anime moments from a new perspective, along with deep JRPG gameplay anyone can appreciate, the adventures that await in ONE PIECE ODYSSEY are sure to excite new players and longtime fans alike.”
One Piece Odyssey retains the charm, humor, and chemistry of the anime with its colorful artistic style and stunning visuals, and by starring the series’ original Japanese VO actors. The game has been lovingly crafted over many years, produced with direct involvement from series creator Eiichiro Oda, featuring a story rooted in canon, and complemented by a soaring soundtrack scored by composer Motoi Sakuraba, known for his musical contributions to video games such as the DARK SOULS and TALES OF series. The game lets players take control of each Straw Hat Crew member by using their unique skills for exploration or turn-based style combat with unique ONE PIECE twists such as the Scramble Area Battle and Dramatic Scene systems. With the Scramble Area Battle system, players can move through multiple battle areas with individual characters to pick their best strategy to exploit enemy weaknesses. The Dramatic Scene system pits players in battles reminiscent of memorable One Piece moments, such as when members of the Straw Hat crew encounter trouble and need rescue, letting them earn increased experience for completing these tasks.