Sometimes you just want a classic JRPG experience, and One Piece Odyssey looks poised to scratch that itch from 13th January, 2023. While this trailer is an epic 11 minutes in length, we can summarise it in a sentence: this is Dragon Quest with a Straw Hat skin. Okay, that’s a little reductive as there are some fresh ideas on display here – like the gear system which works a little bit like the inventory in Resident Evil 4 – but by and large you’ve played this style of game before.
And that’s by no means a bad thing, because the presentation looks supremely polished and we’re actually enjoying the de-emphasis on grinding due to the Dramatic Scenes mechanic, which adds unique challenges for specific characters during combat. All in all, this is shaping up to be a rock solid game to start the year with, but you won’t need to take our word for it – a free demo is due out on 10th January, so you’ll be able to try it for yourself.