Octopath Traveler Switch's Release Date Confirmed In Nintendo Direct

The Square Enix RPG for Switch also gets some new details.


Square Enix's new Nintendo Switch RPG, Octopath Traveler, will launch on July 13, Nintendo announced during its Direct briefing today. In addition to the release date, Nintendo revealed a special edition of the game. It'll come with a real cloth map, pop-up book, soundtrack CD, and a replica coin based on the game's in-game currency. This special edition, called the Wayfarer edition, will launch on the same day as the regular edition.

During the Direct, producer Masahi Takahashi shared some new details on the game and revealed two more characters: Tressa and Alfyn. Takahashi also announced a new feature in the form of the ability to have multiple jobs per character when in battle.

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Octopath Traveler, which was formerly known as Project Octopath Traveler, is in development by the same team responsible for Bravely Default. The gorgeous-looking RPG features eight different playable characters, each with a distinct playstyle.

The game uses what the developers call "HD-2D" graphics. A free demo for the game was released in 2017, giving you the opportunity to get a feel for it yourself. For more on today's Nintendo Direct, check out GameSpot's roundup of all the Nintendo Direct news.

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