Octopath Traveler II Release Date Confirmed

Square Enix has recently revealed the new title and Octopath Traveler II release date, the next entry in the critically acclaimed Octopath Traveler RPG series.

Octopath Traveler II Release Date

The next entry to the popular RPG has now been revealed at the recent Nintendo Direct showcase. It will launch worldwide simultaneously on the Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS5, and PC. The Octopath Traveler II release date is February 24, 2023.

About the Game

In OCTOPATH TRAVELER II, players will embark on an exciting journey through the brand-new world of Solistia. Developed by the same team behind the beloved original, which has sold over three million copies worldwide, this installment improves upon the series’ iconic HD-2D visuals: a striking blend of retro 2D characters in a beautiful 3D world. The game’s new storyline, characters and features make it the perfect entry for newcomers to the series, while also preserving the charm of the original game for veteran players. Players can look forward to following the journey of eight distinct protagonists as they explore the land and conquer enemies in strategic turn-based battles on an adventure all their own.

Features

New and returning gameplay features and elements include:

  • Break & Boost Battle System – Players must act strategically to exploit enemy weaknesses to “Break” them in order to inflict more damage, and “Boost” their travelers to enhance their abilities.
  • Path Actions – Players can interact with NPCs throughout the world in various ways by using actions unique to each character. Path Actions will vary depending on the protagonist and whether it is day or night.
  • Brand-New Story and Characters – Players can embark on a grand adventure in the new land of Solistia and experience the intertwined stories of eight new travelers: 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 available to each character will change depending on if it is night or day, creating more opportunities for exploration and discovery.
  • Latent Power – A new battle element in which characters can unleash a powerful ability once the ability’s gauge fills up during combat.
  • Crossed Paths – Additional stories will unfold between the protagonists as their journey progresses, further intertwining their narratives.

Pre-Orders and Editions

The game is now available to pre-order in Standard Digital Edition for PS4 and PS5, and Standard Physical Edition for PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch. PC via Steam pre-orders will start on September 14, 2022 at 5 PM BST/ 6 PM CEST. Pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch Standard Digital Edition starts at a later date. There is a physical Collector’s Edition Set that is now available to pre-order for PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch exclusively at the Square Enix Store.

Collector’s Edition

Check out the contents of the CE here:

  • OCTOPATH TRAVELER II Standard Edition Game
  • OCTOPATH TRAVLER II Travelers Bust Set: bust figurines of the eight protagonists
  • OCTOPATH TRAVELER II ART ALBUM: 44-page art book
  • OCTOPATH TRAVELER II –Extended Battle Tracks–: mini soundtrack CD

Pre-Order Bonus

Pre-ordering the Digital Standard Edition will net players with the Travel Provisions DLC, which includes the following consumable items:

  • Healing Grape (M) x 5
  • Inspiriting Plum (M) x 5
  • Revitalizing Jam x 2
  • Gold Dust (can be sold for 5,000 leaves in game) x 1
octopath traveler ii release date

Octopath Traveler II launches on PC, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. The Octopath Traveler II release date is February 24, 2023.

Source: Press Release