game news Octopath Traveler – Square Enix’s sublime RPG is getting a sequel on Nintendo Switch! Release date and first trailer
On July 13, 2018, Square Enix released a new license for the Nintendo Switch. It was obviously Octopath Traveler, a 2D-HD RPG whose art direction and story had seduced both the press and gamers. After the release of a prequel on mobile, it’s time to move on!
Octopath Traveler, a recent license already crowned with success
Octopath Traveler are eight characters, with their own story, who will end up crossing paths at various points in the progression to move forward together for a common goal. With a 2D-HD or 2.5D art direction that has attracted many players, a combat system that includes multiple classes and many strategic mechanics, as well as an extremely addictive story, even some players have lamented the lack of interaction between the players. characters. .
The latter also have unique abilities, very useful during exploration or combat. Since released on PC, Stadia and Xbox OneOctopath Traveler was able to federate a good community of players around him, and its success undoubtedly motivated Square Enix to release a sequelafter releasing Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent on iOS and Android.
The sequel made official, dated and presented on video
This sequel, presented from 2019 without surprises, is called Octopath Traveler 2, and we already have a release date! Without delay or any problem, the new opus of the license will be available on Nintendo Switch from February 24, 2023, Valentine’s Day. Not much is known about the plot of this new game yet, but Square Enix has indicated that will take place in a whole new world, Solistiaand that we will follow the crossed destinies of 8 new characters. This new casting was also featured in the trailer broadcast during the Nintendo Direct.
Without further details at the moment, therefore we have Hikari the warrior, Agnea the dancer, Partitio the merchant, Osvald the scholar, Throné the thief, Temenos the bishop, Ochette the huntress and Castti the apothecary. The environments seem quite varied, the much appreciated art direction is still present, and we feel that the ambitions have been revised upwards compared to the first opus, already substantial in terms of content! On the mechanical side, the information is still scarce, but Square Enix rapidly exhibited a day/night cyclewith different actions to perform depending on the time of day or new interactions to perform.
A collector’s edition of the Octopath Traveler 2 show
Finally, a collector’s edition, now available for pre-order on the Square Enix website, was revealed. In a gorgeous collector’s box showcasing new art, players will find the physical version of the game, an art book, small steel busts of the eight new characters, as well as a CD featuring extended fight themes. of the game. your hands on this collector’s edition, you will have to pay the ordered sum of €189.99. Square Enix warns that this edition only available in limited quantitiesadding the following description:
This game is a brand new RPG, the second installment in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which, released in 2018, has sold over three million copies worldwide. This sequel promises HD-2D graphics (mixing retro pixelated and 3D style) improved and more beautiful than ever. On the new continent of Solistia, the story of eight new characters begins in a different time. Where will their steps take them? What will they do? What stories will the heroes be? All of these decisions will be up to you.
The Collector’s Box includes a set of impressive busts of all eight travelers from the game, a lavishly bound art book with full-page illustrations, and a CD with additional music not included in the soundtrack. These limited edition items will be collected and delivered in a collector’s box featuring the artwork used for the game’s cover art.
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