Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch Release Date and Special Edition Details

Learn more about when Octopath Traveler releases for the Nintendo Switch and what sort of goodies are included with the special Wayfarer's Edition of the game.


Game fans and Nintendo Switch owners with a taste for old-school JRPG action will certainly be interested in checking out Octopath Traveler, the latest Switch release from the crew at Square Enix. Dropping players into the stories of eight different protagonists, the game is packed with retro styling and topped off with a generous serving of Unreal engine-powered visuals. Even better, the long wait between the launch of the extended demo and the actual release is nearly over, and we know exactly when fans can expect to start playing as well as what sort of goodies will come packed in with the special Wayfarer's Edition of the game.

When Does Octopath Traveler Release for Nintendo Switch? What's Included in the Special Edition?

Octopath Traveler releases for the Nintendo Switch via physical retailers and the Switch eShop on July 13, 2018. Players who simply desire the standard experience can pick up the base version of the game at their favorite retailers or online; alternatively, players who want all the extra goodies can opt for the Octopath Traveler: Wayfarer's Edition, which in addition to the game cartridge comes with an eight-page popup book, a two-side cloth map of the world, a CD full of a selection of the game's music, and a replica coin representing the Octopath Traveler in-game currency.

The teams at Square Enix and Nintendo are so pumped up about Octopath Traveler that producer Masashi Takahashi and director Keisuke Miyauchi got together to sketch some very special artwork to celebrate its upcoming launch, set to the game's pulse-pumping battle theme:

We've got a lot of good Octopath Traveler stories to come, so be sure to keep it tuned to the Shacknews homepage for upcoming coverage including reviews and guides starting around the game's July 13 release date.

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