Bandai Namco has released a new trailer that takes players through a 7-minute tour of the gameplay in One Piece Odyssey. Set within the memory of Alabasta, the JRPG trailer follows the Straw Hat Pirates taking on enemies in turn-based battle, exploring the familiar world, and accepting Bounties.
In ONE PIECE ODYSSEY, players explore new and familiar environments that are richly detailed and authentic to ONE PIECE’s visual style, uncovering new areas and hidden treasures in their quest. The gameplay features classic and exciting turn-based battles that incorporate ONE PIECE’s traits by letting players swap between their favorite Straw Hat Crew members and use their unique abilities to take on powerful enemies and massive bosses. In addition to the main storyline, fans can have an adventure in ONE PIECE’s world by discovering hidden Side Stories and embarking on Bounty Hunts that pit protagonist Luffy against dangerous enemy pirates.
It’s no secret that traditional turn-based combat is my all-time favorite way to play RPGs. I’m really liking the strategic way in which this game is approaching it too. So, One Piece Odyssey already has a check in my book. The unexpected inclusion of Bounty Hunts, where you take on challenging pirates, and secret side quests makes it even more exciting.
One Piece Odyssey will launch on January 13, 2023, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via STEAM, and is currently available for pre-order here.