Bandai Namco have announced a brand new JRPG for the seminal One Piece. Entitled One Piece: Odyssey, the game is being released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the manga. Reportedly the game will be "rooted in canon" and will retain the humour and chemistry the franchise is known for.
The game is being overseen with Oda-Sensei's involvement and will star the original anime voice actors.
The game will be released on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
From the Press Release:
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY is a brand-new RPG transporting players in the fantastical world of ONE PIECE.
During their journey, the Straw Hats headed by Monkey D. Luffy are swallowed by a huge storm at sea and end up on a mysterious island full of nature amidst the storm, separated from each other, with the Thousand Sunny completely broken.
The crew set outs on a new adventurous journey filled with wonders of a raging nature, powerful enemies, and strange encounters with the island locals. Players will have to work together with Luffy and the members of his crew to set sail once again!
Adio, the original character of the game, and the monsters that inhabit the game world were designed with the cooperation of Eiichiro Oda, the author of ONE PIECE.
“We are happy to be joining the celebration of the 25th anniversary of ONE PIECE with the release of ONE PIECE ODYSSEY,” said Katsuaki Tsuzuki, Producer at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. “We have been teaming up with ILCA Inc. and have been working hard in collaboration with Eiichiro Oda to create a great adventure drama that touches the world of ONE PIECE in a game that we hope will surpass players expectations.”