Eiichiro Oda is a busy man, not just with the regularly released manga chapters of his Shonen creation, A play, but with the mangaka also acting as an executive producer on the upcoming live-action adaptation of his series which is set to hit Netflix. However, Oda’s tireless timing is something of a legend, with the artist recently sharing a look at the sketches he provided for the next video game in the long-running series due to arrive later this year, telling an original story for the Straw Hat Pirates in One Piece: Odyssey.
A play has released countless video games over the decades, with the Shonen series first appearing on the original Playstation console. For the most part, the Straw Hat Pirates have usually appeared in fighting games or games that adapt the events of the anime, so diving into a completely original story is certainly water they haven’t tread too much. often in the field of video games. As this year’s One Piece continues the War For Wano arc and is set to release a new movie that will bring the red-haired Shanks back, it’s definitely a good time to be a fan of the Grand Line world.
Twitter Outlet New World Artur has compiled Eiichiro Oda’s new sketches for some of the new characters set to arrive in One Piece: Odysseywhich will place Luffy and the Straw Hat crew on an all-new adventure not seen in either the anime or manga series:
High quality version of Oda’s sketches for One Piece Odyssey
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— Artur – Ohara Library (@newworldartur) March 29, 2022
The official description of the next chapter of One Piece long line of video games, for those who may not be familiar, reads as such from Bandai Namco:
“A Broken Thousand Sunny… Scattered Crew Members… Luffy’s Missing Straw Hat…
During their journey, the Straw Hats, led by Monkey D. Luffy are swallowed by a huge storm at sea. They find themselves on a mysterious island full of nature in the middle of the storm and become separated from each other. The crew embarks on an adventurous new journey filled with the wonders of a raging nature, powerful enemies and strange encounters with the inhabitants of the island. Work with Luffy and his crew to make it back!”
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