One Piece Odyssey re-introduces the Kingdom of Alabasta in a new trailer
Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for One Piece Odyssey, introducing the Kingdom of Alabasta, which the Straw Hats will revisit through their memories using Lim's powers.
While the main setting & storyline of One Piece Odyssey takes place on Waford Island - separate from the canon manga/anime story - some nostalgia will be in store for fans as the Straw Hats revisit memory versions of locations from their journey. The first such sequence takes place in Alabasta, the sandy setting of one of the earliest arcs in the One Piece storyline. Familiar places and faces are teased in the footage, including Nefertari Vivi and Bon Clay.
These memory sequences won't simply replay the events of the manga, however. Bandai Namco reiterates that the Straw Hats have grown more accomplished since their time in Alabasta, and the events taking place in their memories will also have new experiences alongside the nostalgia. While only Alabasta has been confirmed so far, we'll have to wait and see what other places from the Straw Hat's journey will be represented in their literal trips down memory lane.
The new Alabasta trailer can be found below. One Piece Odyssey is set to release on January 13, 2023, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam).
For more information on One Piece Odyssey, you can check out the Tokyo Game Show 2022 release date trailer and special edition information.
The Straw Hat Crew members, now stranded on the mysterious island of Waford, will visit their own memories to recover their powers with the help of Lim’s strange powers.
Our famous pirates’ adventurous journey will take them through a world made from their memories of the Alabasta Kingdom: in this adventure, the dangers lurking the sandy dunes of the desert will remind them back of when they still sailed the Going Merry, their loyal first ship. But the Crew has grown and changed as they lived through two years of adventures since these times and even though the world created from their memories looks the same at first glance, the events and adventures taking place there are a new and different story, bringing nostalgia but also excitement of original experiences to the players!
A new RPG experience intertwined with memories await the crew two years later and it will be up to the player to relive these stories with a twist, making One Piece Odyssey a discovery for new fans, but also for enthusiasts of the animated series.