After One Piece Odyssey’s announcement in March, producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki teased followers with the promise of a “full-blown” roleplaying sport with an genuine One Piece really feel. Because of an replace on the sport’s web site, we all know that Tsuzuki’s wasn’t capping. One Piece Odyssey will characteristic a sandbox exploration element in addition to a basic turn-based battle command system.
Journey in One Piece Odyssey includes exploring the mysterious Waffle Island the protagonists referred to as the Straw Hats discover themselves jettisoned on. You’ll be able to traverse areas on the island utilizing the crew’s distinctive powers like Luffy’s stretchy arms and Franky’s craftsmanship. Right here’s hoping the sport goes the additional mile by integrating Zoro’s sense of route (or lack thereof) as a capability like in One Piece: World Seeker.
Not like the musou crowd management battle system in different One Piece video games, One Piece Odyssey incorporates a command-battle system, a staple in JRPGs, emphasizing the positioning of get together members. Whereas musou battles in earlier video games precisely emulated the frenetic scope and scale of One Piece battles, mindlessly mowing by way of waves of enemies didn’t enable for fulfilling strategization of the Straw Hats like a command system might. By choosing the assault vary of the Straw Hats in a battle space, like having Sanji take level whereas Usopp does his marksman factor at a distance and Chopper medical doctors from the rear, you maximize the effectiveness of their assaults.
Battles additionally characteristic random occasions known as Dramatic Scenes, vaguely described as “troubles distinctive to One Piece.” Actually, this might imply something from Smoker and the marines popping as much as spoiling the enjoyable or an impromptu pirate olympic video games for crew members. I doubt Bandai Namco and ILCA, Inc. plan on making Dramatic Scenes that random, however efficiently making it out of 1 results in massive bonuses for the crew. Likewise, assembly circumstances throughout battle encounters ends in get together members unleashing a strong combo assault known as Kizuna Arts.
It wouldn’t be One Piece with out mingling with the locals. Alongside gameplay data, the One Piece Odyssey web site gave us a nugget of data on two characters who’ll be accompanying you in your island romp. First up is Adio, a Skypiea island-looking drifter who serves because the Straw Hat’s information on Waffle Island. The second native is a mysterious little one named Lim who discovers the Straw Hats after they wash up on Waffled Island’s shores. Not like Adio, Lim hates pirates for “causes.” Veteran One Piece followers gained’t be stunned by Luffy’s inevitable perspective adjustment on Lim’s worldview on the swashbuckling lifetime of pirates.
One Piece Odyssey is slated to launch later this yr on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Collection S/X.