Bandai Namco has announced that it will release a demo of its upcoming turn-based game based on the anime, One Piece Odyssey on January 10th, 2023. This demo will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Sadly, this won’t be made available for the Xbox One.
This demo will provide a limited slice of gameplay from the whole game, which releases on January 13th, 2023. As this demo will be released after the full game, this will be a good way for those who aren’t sure about picking up the whole game, to see what the game is about. Bandai Namco has also stated that progress in the demo will carry over to the full game when it is released.
One Piece Odyssey transports the Straw Hat Crew to a mysterious new island where they embark on quests and fight powerful enemies and massive bosses in exciting turn-based battles. The game is introducing a new chapter for these famed pirates, with an original story and new characters developed under the guiding hand of series creator Eiichiro Oda. One Piece Odyssey is sure to retain the charm, humor, and chemistry of the anime with its colorful artistic style and stunning visuals, and by starring the series’ original Japanese VO actors.
Produced by Toei Animation and based on the top-selling manga title of all time by creator Eiichiro Oda, the One Piece series first premiered on Japanese TV in October 1999 and follows Luffy and his Straw Hat Crew on their epic quest to find “One Piece,” the legendary treasure of the former King of the Pirates, Gol D. Roger. Today, One Piece is now a global franchise that encompasses 15 feature films including the recently released “One Piece Film Red” in the United States and Canada, home videos, video games, and an ever-growing catalog of licensed merchandise that includes accessories, toys, games, novelties, furniture, housewares, apparel and more.
That said, I’ve watched footage from the gameplay trailer that was released last month, and it looks interesting. Though I’m all RPG’d out, and I’m not sure if I’ll pick up the game, chances are BN is releasing this demo so that gamers like me will hopefully change their minds. We’ll see about that once the demo is released.
One Piece Odyssey will be released on January 13th, 2023, for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.