Announced for PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC is Octopath Traveler II.
Octopath Traveler II has been made available on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC by publisher and developer Square Enix and developer Acquire (Steam). It will debut on February 24 across the globe in 2023.
The action of the novel takes place in Solistia, a region where an eastern and western continent are separated by a body of water.
It is a hectic time when massive ships travel congested maritime lanes and new technologies are created thanks to the force of steam.
Others are moved to tears by war, the plague, and poverty, while some individuals get a thrill from the glamorous stars of the theatre and industry.
Eight travellers from eight different places set out for this remote world for diverse purposes. Put yourself in their position and travel the land as you see fit, utilising their special skills to help you.
Set out on a personal journey.
Start your journey as one of eight new adventurers, each with their own history, goals, and special abilities.
The series’ HD-2D graphics, a combination of vintage pixel art and 3D computer graphics, have improved even more.
The action of the game takes place in Solistia, a land thriving with various civilizations from east to west and modern-era businesses. You can travel the seas and discover the entire surface of a changing globe from day to night.
Each traveller has their own set of Path Actions that they can employ to engage in combat with villagers, acquire objects, bring others with them on their journeys, and more. Where are you headed? How will you proceed? You are free to follow any course.
The ability to choose the jobs and skills of your travellers as well as the Break and Boost mechanism that makes battles so thrilling have all been carried over from the original game. There have also been new mechanics introduced.
And now for some further information:
Players will set out on an exciting voyage in the whole new Solistia in Octopath Traveler II. This sequel, which was created by the same team that created the well-known original and has sold more than three million copies worldwide, enhances the series’ renowned HD-2D visuals, which feature a striking fusion of vintage 2D characters in a gorgeous 3D environment. While maintaining the charm of the original game for seasoned players, the game’s fresh storyline, characters, and features make it the ideal entry for series beginners. Players can anticipate following the adventures of eight different characters as they go through the land and engage in strategic turn-based combat with foes on their own unique quest.
Among the new and recurring gameplay components are:
Break and Boost Battle System: To “Break” an adversary and deal more damage, players must behave wisely. They must also “Boost” their travellers to improve their skills.
Path Actions – Using actions particular to each character, players can engage with NPCs in the world in a variety of ways. Depending on the protagonist and whether it is day or night, the path actions will change.
Eight new characters—Hikari the warrior, Agnea the dancer, Partitio the merchant, Osvald the scholar, Throné the thief, Temenos the cleric, Ochette the hunter, and Castti—are available for players to interact with in the game’s all-new story (Apothecary).
Day/Night Cycle: There are additional options for exploration and discovery because the townscapes and Path Actions that are available to each character change depending on whether it is day or night.
Characters can unleash a potent ability using the new battle aspect of latent power if the ability’s gauge fills up during combat.
Crossed Paths – As the characters’ journey develops, additional stories connecting them will emerge, further tying their journeys together.
Within the next 24 hours, Octopath Traveler II’s Standard Digital Edition will be put up for pre-order on Steam for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC. Pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch’s Standard Digital Edition will start later. For the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch, a Standard Physical Edition is already up for pre-order at a few shops. Additionally, the Square Enix Store is the only place to pre-order a physical Collector’s Edition Set for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
The following items are included in the actual Collector’s Edition Set:
the video game Octopath Traveler II Standard Edition
Eight of the main characters’ bust sculptures are included in the Octopath Traveler II Travelers Bust Set.
44-page art book, “Octopath Traveler II Art Album”
Mini music CD for Octopath Traveler II – Extended Battle Tracks
Players can obtain the “Travel Provisions” downloadable content pack, which includes the following consumable goods to aid players on their journey, by pre-ordering the Digital Standard Edition.
Revitalizing Jam x 2, Healing Grape (M) x 5, Inspiring Plum (M) x 5, and Gold Dust (which may be purchased for 5,000 leaves in-game) x 1.
Watch the trailer for the announcement below. View the gallery to see the first screenshots.