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Square Enix has revealed that the Octopath Traveler 2 will be arriving on PS5, PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, despite the game appearing first in the Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today. The sequel for the beloved JRPG has a release date of February 24, 2023, almost five years after the first Octopath Traveler released in July 2018.
Who are the characters in Octopath Traveler 2?
The announcement trailer for Octopath Traveler 2 surprisingly reveals quite a lot of details for the game. It will feature a new cast of eight characters spared through the land of Solistia, so it seems unlikely that they will meet the original cast of characters set in Orsterra. The list of new characters, along with their classes, includes the following:
- Hikari, Warrior
- Agnea, the Dancer
- Partitio, the Merchant
- Osvald, the Scholar
- Throné, the Thief
- Temenos, the Cleric
- Ochette, the Hunter
- Castti, the Apothecary
Similar to the original game, each of these travelers hail from different regions of the map and have their own Path Actions throughout the story. You can challenge NPCs to duels, convince them to join your party, and even bribe them for information. The new day-night cycle will influence what actions you can take as well. The trailer posted above focuses on Hikari and Agnea, but we imagine that Square Enix will release more character trailers on the rest of the crew.
The official website has set both the physical and digital versions of Octopath Traveler 2 at 7800 yen, which is about $55 so it will likely cost $59.99 in the States. An Octopath Traveler 2 Collector’s Edition is also available as a Square Enix eStore exclusive. Priced at 19800 yen (roughly $135 USD), this deluxe bonus edition comes with a set of eight busts for each of the main characters, a 44-page art album, a Battle Extend Collection special CD, and a quilted bag.