Bandai Namco has unveiled an 11-minute walkthrough trailer for the upcoming game One Piece Odyssey. The open-world combat game allows users to control iconic characters including Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates.
One of the most significant gameplay developments shown is the unique combat system in One Piece Odyssey. Players will be able to switch between characters on the battlefield, sometimes occurring randomly. This “Scramble Area Battlefield” system allows players multiple options to make the most tactical choice while in battle. For the open world, each character offers their own edge that will be used to advance the storyline. You can also find surprise bonus items unique to a specific character. For example, Sanji can source ingredients for cooking, while Luffy can utilize Gum-Gum powers to obtain items from far, out-of-reach places.
Additionally, developers say One Piece Odyssey differs from traditional RPGs in that any item can be equipped onto any character. Players can build the skills of their favorite character, while using the field with any one.
One Piece Odyssey arrives in Japan on January 12, 2023 and globally the following day. The game will be available on PlayStation 4 and 5, as well as Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam. You can watch the extensive trailer in the player above. As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!