During today’s Nintendo Direct, Square Enix announced that a sequel to Octopath Traveler, fittingly titled Octopath Traveler II, is now in development. The game is set to release on PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on February 24, and on PC via Steam on February 25, 2023.
The new game refines everything that was great about the original title, but tells a completely new story, set in a different era and a brand new land, making it perfect for newcomers, too. It’s also a standalone title so you don’t have to play the previous Octopath Traveler to enjoy it!
▍Octopath Traveler II Trailer
▍Octopath Traveler II Key Features
■ Eight Characters, Eight Paths
Enjoy a brand-new set of eight stories in Octopath Traveler II! The new playable characters in this game are Warrior Hikari, the Dancer Agnea, the Merchant Partitio, the Scholar Osvals, the Thief Throné, the Cleric Temenos, the Hunter Ochette, and finally, the Apothecary Castti.
■ A Brand-New World With a Day-and-Night Cycle!
Over the course of the game, you’ll be able to traverse each area of this diverse world, uncovering the secrets and stories hidden throughout. You’ll be able to do this at all times of the day too, as the world of Solistia has a full day and night cycle.
■ Multiple Path Actions!
Path Actions are special commands that let you interact with NPCs in various ways. In the original, each playable protagonist had access to only a single Path Action, but in Octopath Traveler II, they can use, well, two – one during the day, and one at night!
■ Break and Boost Battle System Return!
Each turn, you accumulate BP (Boost Points). You can then use them to augment actions.BP can increase the number of attacks dealt, the damage inflicted the duration of support effects, the potency of healing skills, and more. You’ll have to choose wisely whether to use them for offense or defense.
■ The HD-2D Art Style Has Improved!
Environments are more detailed, with more varied camera angles. Character sprites are more varied, with even more animations to get their emotions across. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
▍Octopath Traveler II Collector’s Edition
A physical Collector’s Edition Set is now available to preorder for PS5, PS4, and Switch, exclusively via the Square Enix Store.
This set includes the following items:
- OCTOPATH TRAVELER II Standard Edition Game
- Bust figurines of the eight protagonists
- Art book (44 pages)
- Extended battle tracks CD