one piece odyssey xbox

A free playable demo for Bandai Namco's RPG One Piece Odyssey is now live on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, giving fans a chance to go hands on with the first section of the game a few days before launch.

The full version of One Piece Odyssey releases Friday, January 13th. If you're curious about giving the demo a whirl ahead of time, here's what to expect from this slice of the game, straight from the team:

"The famed pirate, Monkey.D.Luffy, better known as Straw Hat Luffy, and his Straw Hat Crew, are sailing across the New World in search of the next island and the next adventure that awaits them. But during their voyage they are caught in a storm and shipwrecked. They find themselves washed up on a lush tropical island surrounded by constantly raging storms..."

"This product is a free demo version of ONE PIECE ODYSSEY that allows the Player to play the first part of the main game. The story progress of the demo version can be transferred to the full version."

As mentioned, progress from the demo version of One Piece Odyssey carries over to the full game, which was previously confirmed by Bandai Namco following a recent gameplay deep-dive featuring more than 11-minutes of Odyssey footage!

Will you be trying out this free demo? Let us know if you plan on giving it a whirl!