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One Piece gets an RPG with a new story from series creator Eiichiro Oda

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One Piece is getting a new video game. During a video presentation In celebration of One Piece’s 25th anniversary, Bandai Namco announced that the celebrated manga/anime series is getting a new RPG featuring an original story written by series creator Eiichiro Oda.

One Piece Odyssey is a new open world game where the Straw Hats have treasures to find a mysterious island to explore. The game is being developed by ILCA, a Japanese studio that recently worked on the Pokemon Brilliant Diamond / Shining Pearl remakes, as well as Dragon Quest XII and Kidney Replicant† While the announcement trailer didn’t show too much beyond cutscenes and exploration, we do know that there will be turn-based combat and players will have the crew of the Thousand Sunny and a brand new character at their disposal.

In addition to a new game, A piece of is also getting a live-action adaptation courtesy of Netflix. Most of the cast has been announced, with Iñaki Godoy to play the role of Straw Hats leader Monkey D. Luffy.

A piece of creator Eiichiro Oda has a habit of enthusiastically sharing his thoughts accompanied by cute little drawings of his characters. For the One Piece Odyssey reveal, he said:

“I thought to myself – wasn’t it like three years ago when I designed the characters? Hahaha! But when I saw the game in real life… Wow! It felt like I was watching a MOVIE!!! What an incredible immersion .”

One Piece Odyssey coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC in 2022.

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