Publisher Bandai Namco and developer ILCA shared a new dev diary for One Piece Odyssey showing off more gameplay and design origins.
A large portion of the developer diary has One Piece Odyssey producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki giving a thorough overview of the new action RPG, exploration, how designs were made, and more.
Later, One Piece editor at Weekly Jump Ken Takano joins to explain how they worked on making One Piece Odyssey with series creator Eiichiro Oda, with composer Motoi Sakuraba talking up its equally ambitious musical score later.
Here’s the new dev diary:
Here’s a rundown on the game:
Adventures Are Never Forgotten
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY is an RPG project filled with the unique elements of adventure from ONE PIECE that has been highly desired by fans. This project has been in the works for many years so that fans can truly touch the world of ONE PIECE and now is ready to be unveiled!
Join this brand-new RPG featuring new character and monster designs produced by Eiichiro Oda, the author of ONE PIECE. The game is also complemented by the beautiful music of Motoi Sakuraba, a composer well known for his various contributions to video games such as the Dark Souls and Tales of series.
A broken Thousand Sunny… Scattered crew members… Luffy’s missing straw hat…
During their voyage, the Straw Hats, led by Monkey D. Luffy are swallowed by a huge storm at sea. They end up on a mysterious island full of nature amidst the storm and become separated from each other. The crew sets out on a new adventurous journey filled with wonders of a raging nature, powerful enemies, and strange encounters with island locals. Work together with Luffy and his crew to set sail once again!
- A MYSTERIOUS ISLAND – Luffy decides to scout the island to meet up with his scattered crew members. They come across various mysterious ruins and never-before-seen monsters. Although excited to scout the island together, things soon take an unexpected turn. Discover and experience an original storyline!
- STRAW HATS AS ONE – Defeat new enemies, unravel mysteries, and unearth a whole adventure with your favorite Straw Hats! In addition to Luffy, you can play as Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Frankie, and Brook!
- RPG WITH A ONE PIECE TWIST – Experience quests and dungeons all with an authentic ONE PIECE twist. Enjoy what you love about RPGs but with your favorite characters and an original touch from the ONE PIECE universe.
One Piece Odyssey is set to launch sometime later in 2022 across Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.