One Piece Odyssey Announced

As part of a slew of announcements relating to the One Piece franchise today, One Piece Odyssey was officially announced for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The new video game, which is a role-playing game, is set to release in 2022 and apparently sees the Straw Hats shipwreck on a mysterious island. Beyond that, not much is known about what folks can expect, though it would appear to be set after the franchise's jump in time based on the character designs. The name had previously been revealed through trademarks last year.

"During their voyage, the Straw Hats, led by Monkey D. Luffy are swallowed by a huge storm at sea," the official description shared by Bandai Namco reads. "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!"

According to the announcement, One Piece author Eiichiro Oda provided new character and monster designs for the video game, which is being developed by ILCA and Bandai Namco. Additionally, Motoi Sakuraba is the composer of the new video game. "One Piece Odyssey, the latest One Piece title revealed to you today, is probably the first title that has been developed so meticulously over an extended period of time," said Katsuaki Tsuzuki, One Piece Odyssey Main Producer for Bandai Namco, in an interview from the producer. "I would like to share more about this title's attractive points in the future. Please look forward to it."

As noted above, One Piece Odyssey is set to release for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC in 2022. No definitive release date has been announced as of yet, and yes, Xbox One was not explicitly mentioned. You can check out all of our previous coverage of anime in general right here.

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