A demo for Bandai Namco’s upcoming turn-based RPG, One Piece Odyssey, will be available on PS4, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S on 10 January or tomorrow, just a few short days from the game’s official release. Some details were offered about what players can expect from this demo, including being able to experience a vertical slice of the opening hours of the game.
Producer Katsuaki Tsuzuki appeared in a new trailer for One Piece Odyssey to confirm that console players will receive a demo which features the “first 1-2 hours from the start of the main game.” Players will be introduced to Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates as they arrive on a mysterious new island called Waford.
Tsuzuki further explained:
“The demo will include Luffy and his crew members landing on the mysterious island called Waford, meeting Lim and Adio at the beginning of the game giving you an introducing to this work, the purpose of the adventure and an experience of the basic game system.”
One Piece Odyssey appears to be drawing some inspiration from the Dragon Quest series, complete with a similar presentation and turn-based gameplay mechanics. This is a bit of a deviation from previous One Piece games which mostly played out as action-adventure or Dynasty Warriors-inspired Musou titles (as seen in the Pirate Warriors series).
One Piece is an extremely popular shounen manga created by Eiichiro Oda. Apart from the massive ongoing saga of the manga, it has also received an acclaimed anime adaptation, several video game spin-offs and an upcoming live-action Netflix series. Fans are eagerly anticipating One Piece Odyssey as it features a new story written by Oda himself, though probably doesn’t tie into any existing canon.
One Piece Odyssey releases on 13 January 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Source: Bandai Namco