After One Piece Odyssey’s announcement in March, producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki teased followers with the promise of a “full-blown” roleplaying recreation with an genuine One Piece really feel. Because of an replace on the recreation’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 traditional turn-based battle command system.
Journey in One Piece Odyssey entails exploring the mysterious Waffle Island the protagonists generally known as the Straw Hats discover themselves jettisoned on. You may 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 course (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 contains a command-battle system, a staple in JRPGs, emphasizing the positioning of social gathering members. Whereas musou battles in earlier video games precisely emulated the frenetic scope and scale of One Piece battles, mindlessly mowing via waves of enemies didn’t permit 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 docs from the rear, you maximize the effectiveness of their assaults.
Battles additionally characteristic random occasions referred to 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 situations throughout battle encounters leads to social gathering members unleashing a robust combo assault referred to as Kizuna Arts.
It wouldn’t be One Piece with out mingling with the locals. Alongside gameplay information, the One Piece Odyssey web site gave us a nugget of knowledge 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 baby 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 received’t be stunned by Luffy’s inevitable angle adjustment on Lim’s worldview on the swashbuckling lifetime of pirates.
One Piece Odyssey is slated to launch later this 12 months on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Sequence S/X.