Square Enix announces a sequel to Octopath Traveler at Nintendo Direct

Octopath Traveler 2 will be available for the Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation and is now available for pre-order.

There were a good number of games were announced in the recently concluded Nintendo Direct presentation. Square Enix was one of the most prominent developers during the event, announcing the remake of Crisis Core: Final Fantasy and their newest title Harvestella.

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Octopath Traveler 2 was announced in the recent Nintendo Direct presentation.

Square Enix also showcased the upcoming sequel to the turn-based role-playing game Octopath Traveler. The announcement came as a bit of a surprise, as a spin-off mobile game for Octopath Traveler was just recently released worldwide.

Octopath Traveler 2 will feature a new set of characters bound together by one epic quest. The sequel’s story is not related to the original game and players can jump into the second game without issue. Octopath Traveler 2 will retain most of the turn-based RPG mechanics of the first game.

Octopath Traveler was well received by gamers and sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide with it being praised for its battle system and character progression. The sequel was teased in 2019 when Square Enix mentioned that a new console game was being developed along with a prequel that was coming to mobile.

The prequel spin-off Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent was released in Japan in October 2020 and worldwide on July 27, 2022.

Everything we know about Octopath Traveler 2

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The sequel will be set in Solistia and feature eight new characters.

From the trailer, we know that there will be eight new travelers in the game. Each character has his / her own backstory and reason for joining the quest.

The Octopath Traveler 2 Characters:

  • Osvald - The Scholar
  • Castti - The Apothecary
  • Throné - The Thief
  • Ochette- The Hunter
  • Partitio - The Merchant
  • Agnea - The Dancer
  • Temenos - The Cleric
  • Hikari - The Warrior

The starting letters for each of the characters’ names spell out the title of the game, similar to the original.

Octopath Traveler 2 will take place in the land of Solistia which looks to be a modern city compared to the medieval setting of the previous game. It has a retro HD-2D visual style reminiscent of older JRPG titles.

The combat will feature the turn-based mechanics of the original game with the relatively small characters fighting giant enemies. Players can find the weakness of foes and exploit them to break their defense.

New to Octopath Traveler 2 is the "Path Action" which each hero can use outside of combat. The action also varies between the time of day and affect the outcome of the game.

When is Octopath Traveler 2 coming out?

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Octopath Traveler 2 is now available for pre-order.

Octopath Traveler 2 is already available for pre-order on the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 for $59.99. So far, there are no pre-order bonuses for the game.

Fans can opt to purchase the Collector’s Edition of Octopath Traveler 2 exclusively from the Square Enix store. The Collector’s Edition comes with the Travelers Bust Set, an Art Album, and OST with Extended Battle Tracks. The Octopath Traveler 2 Collector’s Edition retails for $179.99.

The game was originally announced as a Nintendo exclusive but it was updated to include PC (via Steam), PS4, and PS5. Octopath Traveler 2 will be released on February 24, 2023.

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