Eiichiro Oda’s manga series One Piece was first published in 1997, and in 1999, it was adapted into an anime that now has 20 seasons and several movies. After over 20 years of the celebrated story’s popularity, One Piece Odyssey was announced in March 2022 and released on Jan. 13, 2023. The game is currently available on PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
One Piece Odyssey takes place in the world of the anime and manga. Accordingly, the game is full of pirates, Marines, and Devil Fruits that grant the eater special abilities, but it takes place in a new location — an island called Waford. After washing up on the island’s shore after a storm at sea, the main crew excitedly explores, only to find that there is more to the island than what they first thought. Fans of the anime and manga can look forward to playing a handful of memorable characters, and each one brings new abilities and strengths to the game’s quests and dungeons.
Monkey D. Luffy Is the Iconic Leader of the Straw Hats
Monkey D. Luffy is the main character of the game and the leader of the Straw Hat pirates. He is the wielder of the Gum-Gum fruit’s elasticity powers. Luffy’s dream is to become king of the pirates, and he builds an epic crew along the way. Some of Luffy’s skills in One Piece Odyssey are his Gum-Gum slingshot, Gum-Gum Rocket, and Haki Observation, which help him spot far-off enemies.
Roronoa Zoro Is a Master of the Three-Sword Style of Fighting
Roronoa Zoro is an ex-pirate hunter and master of the three-sword style of fighting. While he was originally an antagonist of sorts, Zoro’s dream of becoming the world’s best swordsman put him in partnership with Luffy and his crew. In One Piece Odyssey, Zoro is able to slice through barriers, which will prove helpful to players trying to explore the depths of Waford.
Nami Is the Navigator of the Straw Hat Pirates
After her home island was saved from the wicked Arlong and his band of Fish-Man pirates, Nami joined Luffy’s crew as their navigator. She quickly became a vital member of the crew, and the same is true in One Piece Odyssey. In the game, Nami’s goal of creating a world map has given her the tools necessary to scan for treasure and loot for players to pick up.
Usopp Is a Highly Skilled and Resourceful Sniper
Among the fan favorites of the group and the source of much comedic relief is Usopp, a slingshot sniper, inventor, and wannabe hero. Usopp’s slingshot-based fighting style is sure to liven up any battles players may find themselves in, especially since the anime and manga showed that his weaponry is effective in both short and long ranges. His slingshot ammo can also be switched out with trick ammo such as powders and explosives. Additionally, Usopp’s slingshot will be useful in helping players knock down items from hard-to-reach places.
Sanji Is a Talented Chef and Martial Artist
The chef and martial artist of the group, Sanji is a powerful fighter, but just with his feet. He dreams of finding the “All Blue” ocean, where the widest array of ingredients and wildlife can be harvested to make culinary masterpieces. In One Piece Odyssey, Sanji’s skillset helps players find special ingredients that can be used to complete recipes.
Tony Tony Chopper Is the Crew’s Adorable Doctor
Tony Tony Chopper, a reindeer that took on human abilities after eating the Human-Human fruit, is the doctor of the Straw Hat pirates. Chopper dreams of being able to one day cure any disease. Due to his small stature, players can navigate spaces in the game that other characters may be too big to fit through.
Nico Robin Is a Dedicated and Knowledgable Archeologist
In her search for the Rio Poneglyph, which will reveal the true history of the world, Nico Robin partook of the Flower-Flower fruit, granting her the ability to sprout body parts wherever she wishes. This is hardly the end of her abilities, however. When Robin joined the Straw Hat pirates, she took the role of their archeologist. In One Piece Odyssey, this translates to her giving players helpful information about the world around them.
Franky Is the Crew’s Resident Cyborg and Shipwright
Franky, the founder of Water Seven’s Franky Family, is a cyborg and shipwright who joins forces with the Straw Hats in their battle against the World Government. His unique wish to circumnavigate the globe on one of his created ships allows him to create bridges on Waford. This will allow players to access previously isolated areas.
Brook Is the Musician of the Straw Hat Crew
The latest official member of the Straw Hats is Brook, a deceased musician who came back to life with the help of the Revive-Revive fruit. Brook dreams of being reunited with his old whale friend, Laboon, and he will search the world with the help of Luffy and his crew until he does. His ability to revive from death makes him a valuable character to play in the game, though players will not be able to play as him until after completing a quest to find his body, which was lost in the shipwreck.
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