One Piece Odyssey Producer Shares Video Message; Demo Will be 1-2 Hours Long

Bandai Namco has shared a four-minute video message from the Producer of One Piece Odyssey, Katsuaki Tsuzuki, primarily discussing the contents of the demo launching on January 10, 2023, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

The first one to two hours of the title are stated to be playable throughout the demo, granting prospective purchasers enough time to assess if the game is a good fit for them. There will be no significant differences from the full release. Transferable save data to the full game is reiterated to be available from the demo’s conclusion. Moreover, a Golden Jelly item will be granted as a bonus.

You can view the Producer’s video message below:

One Piece Odyssey is an adventure RPG where players will experience a new adventure with the Straw Hat Pirates. The game will feature new characters and monster designs by Eiichiro Oda, the author of One Piece. Further, music is being handled by Motoi Sakuraba, who is known for the Dark Souls and Tales series.

Oda, the creator of One Piece, designed two original characters for this game, Adio and Lim. Several new animals were also made by Oda, such as the Dry Penguin and Leviathan. Summatively, significant time was spent trying to make the title feel instilled with One Piece’s aesthetic identity.

One facet of the turn-based combat is Scramble Area Battles, comprising several areas where all combatants will be randomly assigned, requiring players to understand and experiment with the cast’s techniques. Another mechanic is Dramatic Scene, which contextually impacts party members, such as Sanji’s inability to attack if women surround him.

One Piece Odyssey is launching for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on January 13, 2023.

The producer is open to considering a sequel to this title, though he wants One Piece to explore more genres as well.

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