Bandai Namco Entertainment has shared a developer diary for the upcoming One Piece Odyssey title. Based on the long-running manga and spin-off anime series of the same name, the RPG adventure game will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S and PC via Steam later this year.
The manga follows Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate gang, the Straw Hat Crew, as they search for lost treasure, called “One Piece”, with the goal of becoming the next Pirate King.
The 11-minute diary offers viewers a glimpse into how the art of the game came together. The developers show original sketches for the characters, designed by the manga’s original creator, Eiichiro Oda. They also talked about collaborating with ILCA to turn the manga into an RPG.
Waford, the setting where the main adventure takes place, compiles different environmental elements from the A play universe. The developers revealed in the video how they scattered unique battles and twists across the game’s landscape.
Watch the A play developer diary above. The game is slated for release in 2022.
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