We are only a few days away from the release of One Piece Odyssey and the celebration of its 25th anniversary through an action-adventure JRPG. Everything you need to know about the game, from its release date to its story, and its gameplay, is listed below.
The release date has been set for January 13, 2023, and will offer fans of the One Piece universe a brand new experience and an original story written by none other than the author himself, Eiichiro Oda.
The story will feature our favorite nine Straw Hat pirates, beginning with the captain, Monkey D. Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami, Chopper, Robin, Ussop, Franky, and Brook, along with many other familiar faces said to feature in this JRPG.
One Piece Odyssey was developed by ILCA (I Love Computer Art), and publishers Bandai Namco, who have officially set the release date to January 13, 2023, with pre-orders already active for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X and S.
If you pre-order One Piece Odyssey, you will receive ten energy apples, ten excited apples, three golden jellies, one hundred thousand berries, and the traveling outfit for all Straw Hat crew members. Below, we have listed down what you can find in the Standard, Deluxe, and Limited Editions:
Standard Edition – Includes the base game and the pre-order bonus that we’ve mentioned above.
Deluxe Edition (Only available in digital form) – Includes Snipper King Outfit for Usopp, two jewelry accessories, the adventure expansive pack along with 100,000 berries, and the pre-order bonus.
Collectors Edition – Includes the entire Deluxe edition, an exclusive Monkey D. Luffy & Lim figurine, and the pre-order bonus pack.
Everything We Know About the One Piece Odyssey Story
The Straw Hat’s ship, ‘The Thousand Sunny,’ gets caught in a storm near a mysterious and legendary island called Waford. With the ship in need of major repairs, the crew explores the island and finds Adio and Lim, two people residing on the island, who help kick off the main story of the game.
Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the manga, has been deeply involved with this project, having contributed to the story, character designs for Lim and Adio, as well as designing the enemies that the Straw Hat crew will be facing.
One Piece Odyssey is described as an action-adventure JRPG in which players can freely roam and choose their own battles, similar to games like Elden Ring, but with traditional turn-based fighting sequences.
Each character of the nine Straw Hat crew members has their own abilities, like Luffy being able to use his elastic body to reach higher places faster, Zoro being able to clear a blocked path with his swords, Chopper being able to fit in smaller spaces, and many more.
While playing the game, you’ll be quick to notice many side missions and puzzles you can solve that give you various rewards. Remember to use each character as they all have special abilities that help you solve or even get rid of the obstacles in front of you.
We are just as excited as you are for One Piece Odyssey and will be quick to make an in-depth review of the game once it launches. Players who’ve already pre-ordered the game will be able to test the Demo version, available to play from January 10, 2023. You will have the ability to explore the world as well as interact with a few enemies and non-hostile NPCs in a two-hour-long gameplay introduction!