Bandai Namco Entertainment recently released a Dev Diary to talk about the gameplay elements of One Piece Odyssey. The upcoming JRPG is based on Eiichiro Oda’s ongoing One Piece manga series. Odyssey is slated to release sometime in 2022 and features an original story with some new characters.
Eiichiro Oda previously confirmed that he submitted character designs for One Piece Odyssey about three years ago. However, Katsuaki Tsuzuki, the game director, said in a View the video That JRPG has been in development for the past five years. Interestingly, the game was in development when Tsuzuki was promoting and producing One Piece Pirate Warriors 4.
According to Katsuaki Tsuzuki, One Piece Odyssey will be captured “The drama, adventure and battle of One Piece”. The developers have spent a lot of time making sure that the world of One Piece Odyssey makes these elements immersive for players. However, to justify the JRPG genre of the game, the developers decided “adventurous plot” To be “The main attraction of the game.”
The writers began producing the game’s script when The Complete Arc of Cake Island was in its early to mid-stage phase, and they asked Oda for character designs when the primary Odyssey plot was completed. Apparently, Oda was fascinated by the game’s design, so he agreed to create two new characters for the project, Adio and Lim. Besides, the upcoming title will give players two new animals, Leviathan and Dry Penguin.
Tsuzuki confirmed that the devs paid a lot of attention to the details of One Piece Odyssey. Each building or structure in the game is designed independently. Furthermore, costumes, gender, body shapes, and ages are based on Oda’s original work. The character design of the game will complement the dramatic facial expression element from the manga and anime series.
One Piece Odyssey will allow players to explore the unique world by switching between the Straw Hat Pirates. For example, you can switch to Luffy if you need his outstretched arms to climb walls, while Zoro’s abilities are useful if you want to destroy an obstacle. Similarly, Chopper’s miniature model will allow you to explore narrow passages. The story of the game takes place in Waford, which is full of mysterious relics. These relics are an integral part of the Odyssey plot, and you will need the unique characteristic of each character to unlock the mystery of dungeons and relics.
Unlike other One Piece games, Odyssey has a feature ‘Role Existing’ The combat system, which allows players to take advantage of the abilities of each member of the crew. This system divides battles into several points, with each character randomly assigned to the opponent. The exciting part is that players can improve the battlefield location as they look fit. For example, you can turn Luffy’s focus toward Zoro’s opponent at any time during the fight. This system is useful during situations where a Straw Hat crew member is unable to fight, as if Sanji is around women. Also, when the conditions are met, players can launch coordinated attacks, which makes combat even more fun.
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According to Tsuzuki, the information in the video is just the tip of the iceberg, and the developers will soon give us more updates about the title. One Piece Odyssey will be released in 2022 for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows PC. However, Bandai Namco has not revealed an exact release date for the new JRPG.