Luffy will soon invade the world of video games with a JRPG-style adaptation. Who’s in a hurry?
One Piece in 2022 is much more than a manga. With a hundred volumes to his credit, an anime at the height of his popularity and some goodies, Luffy has tried many incursions into the world of video games, without ever meeting with extraordinary success, although these games have marked many players. But that could well change with this new video game, called One Piece Odyssey.
Unveiled by Bandai Namco on March 20, the game transports you to the heart of a JRPG with an untold story and brilliant graphics. The publisher shares with us the first trailer of the game, which promises you epic adventures. Check it out below.
Bandai Namco puts the small dishes in the big ones
The publisher informs us that it took him “years of preparation” before revealing his project in broad daylight. It has therefore been matured, and should appeal to the community of One Piece fans. Purists will greatly appreciate the fact that the designs of One Piece Odyssey were also imagined by Eiichiro Oda, the author of the original manga.
The music that will accompany the adventures of Luffy, a sample of which can be heard in the trailer, is by Motoi Sakuraba, who is at the origin of very famous soundtracks, such as those of the games darksouls, or Tales of. One Piece Odyssey also prides itself on having an original story to offer fans of the franchise:
“Luffy decides to explore the island to find his scattered fellow adventurers. The crew discovers several mysterious ruins there, as well as monsters never seen before. However, the wonder provided by their new adventure quickly gives way to an unexpected twist. In addition to Luffy, you can play as Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Franky, and Brook. ”
No release date yet
The crew is therefore complete for this new adventure, you just have to choose which of the Straw Hat companions you want to embody. At the moment, not much is known about its gameplay mechanics. One thing is certain, Bandai Namco is not at its first attempt with this franchise, One Piece Odyssey should do well.
If we do not yet know when we will be able to get our hands on the game, we know that it will be released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X | S and PC in 2022.