Octopath Traveler 2 announced for Switch in February 2023

Square Enix is returning with its HD2D RPG multicharacter adventure in Octopath Traveler 2.

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Octopath Traveler was a fantastic RPG from Square Enix and Acquire in the vein of games like SaGa Frontier, but with quite the modernized elements like crisp 2D sprites in well-crafted 3D environments and decisions from players that could drastically change the route of the game’s story. That said, it looks like fans of the original are going to have a new adventure to look forward to very soon. Octopath Traveler 2 was announced for the Nintendo Switch and it’s coming in February 2023.

Octopath Traveler 2 was revealed during the Nintendo Direct presentation on September 13, 2022. It’s officially coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 23, 2022. This game will take players to the land of Solistia. It’s a world of fantasy and magic, but also technology as various settlements utilize steam machines.

Players will once again take up the stories of eight characters, all new and different from the first game. The new characters include the Warrior Hikari, the Dancer Agnea, the Merchant Partitio, the Scholar Osvald, the Thief Throne, the Cleric Temenos, the Hunter Ochette, and the Apothecary Castti. Each will have their own starting story again as they come together to form a full party through the player’s various choices.

The original Octopath Traveler was a delightful journey that took high marks in our Shacknews review. It will be interesting to see how Octopath Traveler 2 improves upon its predecessor. Stay tuned for more details leading up to its launch in February 2023.

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