One Piece Odyssey has released a new trailer highlighting more of the game’s JRPG features.
The trailer places the Straw Hat Pirates in a typical turn-based JRPG setting.
The Straw Hats’ ship is launched high in the sky in new footage released during the Summer Game Fest broadcast. The crew must dodge obstacles before making it through the clouds.
One Piece Odyssey’s new trailer
At this year’s Summer Games Fest, Bandai Namco unveiled new footage from the latest One Piece game. While most of the franchise’s recent games have been Museo-style brawlers or fighting games, Odyssey will offer players complete control of the Straw Hat Pirate crew in a Dragon Quest-style, turn-based RPG.
The new trailer teases the game’s exploration, dungeon crawling, and puzzle-solving components. The trailer also contains a new character, who seems to be a young girl.
Check out the new trailer below:
One Piece Odyssey opens with Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Sanji, and the rest of the Straw Hat crew shipwrecked on an unknown island. There, they encounter Adio Suerte, a severely tattooed adventurer. Adio is a brand-new original character created by series creator Eiichiro Oda particularly for this game.
Motoi Sakuraba, a renowned video game composer, best known for his work on Namco’s Tales RPG trilogy and the Dark Souls series, will also provide a soundtrack for the game.
This week has been a busy one for One Piece headlines. Oda revealed on Tuesday that the manga would be taking a month off to prepare for the book’s 25th anniversary. Furthermore, Netflix is currently producing a live-action adaptation of the popular franchise and released a new peak at the project at production during its Geeked Week event on Monday.
One Piece Odyssey game development
ILCA is creating the new game. ILCA is a Japanese game developer who previously worked with Bandai Namco on Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. The studio is also notable for creating Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. They were launched for the Nintendo Switch in 2021 as 3D remakes of the monster gathering franchise’s 2006 Nintendo DS premiere. In addition to Pokémon, ILCA worked on Square Enix’s Dragon Quest XI. Thus the studio has a lot of expertise working on turn-based RPGs.
The new game will be available in 2022 as part of the ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of the original publication of the One Piece manga. The pirate tale first appeared in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump in 1998. One Piece has since become the best-selling manga franchise in history and the second best-selling comic in the world, with over half a billion copies worldwide.
Despite his continued popularity, Oda recently stated that Luffy’s travels are finally ending. He confirmed that the One Piece manga’s next story arc would be its final saga. The anniversary will also be honored in Japan with the release of the franchise’s 15th film, One Piece Film: Red, on August 6, 2022.
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