516.5 million copies worldwide and 416.5 million copies in Japan. These are the giant numbers of One Piece, the best-selling manga in the world. Created and published in 1997 by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, or simply Luffy, a young pirate with special powers. Along with his Straw Hat crew, he travels the oceans in search of the prestigious treasure that everyone dreams of: One Piece. The franchise is notably available on various media with 15 films and around forty video games, including One Piece Odyssey, the next opus expected this Friday, January 13, 2023, on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series. One thing is for sure: 2023 looks promising for video games.
One Piece Odyssey: The Untold Story
Just like Harry Potter fans after the release of Hogwarts Legacy, gamers and fans of the manga had to be patient to discover One Piece Odyssey. Announced in March 2022 to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary, the game has been finally pushed back to January 2023. In particular, you will have the opportunity to discover an unpublished story. Head to Wafford Island where you develop in an open world. The Straw Hat crew, still led by Luffy, are shipwrecked before meeting the mysterious characters. Thus, our heroes face many dangers that they must face in order to hope to survive and leave the island. In addition to Luffy, you can also control the rest of the team, such as Zoro, Sanji, Nami, Usopp. “It’s a turn-based combat RPG,” explains Jeuxvidéo.com.
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One Piece Odyssey: big surprise
Eichiro Oda. A name known to all fans of the license as he is the creator. Moreover, a well-known mangaka participated in the development of One Piece Odyssey. “In particular, he drew characters (such as Adio and Lim) and new creatures and supervised the writing of the script. In early 2022, he even welcomed the “incredible immersion” allowed by One Piece Odyssey,” explains Jeuxvidéo.com. The game is priced at €69.99 on the PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles, as well as on the Xbox Series. PC lovers will have to pay 59.99 euros. For fans, a Deluxe version is offered at a price of 94.99 euros. Finally, the Collector’s Edition is available from the online store of Bandai Namco, the game’s publisher, for a modest amount… 159.99 Euros! In addition to the contents of the Deluxe Edition, it includes access to a steelbook, three postcards, a figure of Luffy and Lim, and more.