Octopath Traveler II announced for PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC

Publisher and developer Square Enix, and developer Acquire have announced Octopath Traveler II for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC (Steam). It will launch on February 24, 2023 worldwide.

Here is an outline of the sport, by way of its Steam web page:

About

The story takes place in Solistia, a land comprising an jap and western continent divided by the ocean.

It is a bustling period, the place massive vessels navigate busy sea routes and the facility of steam offers start to new applied sciences.

Some individuals thrill to glamorous stars of the stage and business, whereas others are delivered to tears by struggle, plague, and poverty.

In this faraway realm, eight vacationers hailing from completely different areas enterprise forth for their very own causes. Step into their sneakers and discover the land as you see match, utilizing their distinctive skills that will help you alongside your journey.

Embark on an journey all your personal.

Key Features

  • Begin your journey as considered one of eight new vacationers, every with their very own origins, motivations, and distinctive abilities.
  • The sequence’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel artwork and 3D CG, have reached even higher heights.
  • The story takes place in Solistia, the place numerous cultures thrive from east to west and the industries of the brand new period flourish. You can sail the seas and discover each nook of a world that adjustments from day to nighttime.
  • Each traveler has a novel set of Path Actions they will use to battle townspeople, receive objects, take others alongside of their travels, and extra. Where will you go? What will you do? Every path is yours to take.
  • Familiar mechanics from the unique sport have been preserved, like the liberty to develop your vacationers’ jobs and abilities, in addition to the Break and Boost system that made battles so exhilarating. New mechanics have additionally been added.

And listed below are some further particulars:

In Octopath Traveler II, gamers will embark on an thrilling journey by the brand-new world of Solistia. Developed by the identical workforce behind the beloved unique, which has bought over three million copies worldwide, this installment improves upon the sequence’ iconic HD-2D visuals: a hanging mix of retro 2D characters in an attractive 3D world. The sport’s new storyline, characters and options make it the right entry for newcomers to the sequence, whereas additionally preserving the attraction of the unique sport for veteran gamers. Players can look ahead to following the journey of eight distinct protagonists as they discover the land and conquer enemies in strategic turn-based battles on an journey all their very own

New and returning gameplay options and parts embody:

  • Break & Boost Battle System – Players should act strategically to take advantage of enemy weaknesses to “Break” them to be able to inflict extra injury, and “Boost” their vacationers to boost their talents.
  • Path Actions – Players can work together with NPCs all through the world in varied methods by utilizing actions distinctive to every character. Path Actions will fluctuate relying on the protagonist and whether or not it’s day or night time.
  • Brand-New Story and Characters – Players can embark on a grand journey within the new land of Solistia and expertise the intertwined tales of eight new vacationers: Hikari (Warrior), Agnea (Dancer), Partitio (Merchant), Osvald (Scholar), Throné (Thief), Temenos (Cleric), Ochette (Hunter), and Castti (Apothecary).
  • Day / Night Cycle – The townscapes and Path Actions obtainable to every character will change relying on whether it is night time or day, creating extra alternatives for exploration and discovery.
  • Latent Power – A brand new battle aspect by which characters can unleash a strong capacity as soon as the power’s gauge fills up throughout fight.
  • Crossed Paths – Additional tales will unfold between the protagonists as their journey progresses, additional intertwining their narratives.

Octopath Traveler II will likely be obtainable to pre-order throughout the subsequent 24 hours in a Standard Digital Edition for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC by way of Steam. Standard Digital Edition pre-orders for Nintendo Switch will start at a later date. A Standard Physical Edition for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch is obtainable for pre-order now by choose retailers. A bodily Collector’s Edition Set can be obtainable to pre-order now for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch solely by way of the Square Enix Store.

The bodily Collector’s Edition Set consists of the next:

  • Octopath Traveler II Standard Edition Game
  • Octopath Traveler II Travelers Bust Set: bust collectible figurines of the eight protagonists
  • Octopath Traveler II Art Album: 44-page artwork e-book
  • Octopath Traveler II –Extended Battle Tracks–: mini soundtrack CD

By pre-ordering the Digital Standard Edition, gamers can obtain the “Travel Provisions” downloadable content material pack, which accommodates the beneath consumable objects to assist gamers alongside their journey:

  • Healing Grape (M) x 5
  • Inspiring Plum (M) x 5
  • Revitalizing Jam x 2
  • Gold Dust (may be bought for 5,000 leaves in sport) x 1

Watch the announcement trailer beneath. View the primary screenshots on the gallery.

Announcement Trailer

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