Square Enix’s anticipated sequel Octopath Traveler II won;t be out until February, but you can pay cash up front if you feel like it. Preorders for the game are now officially open across all systems the game is planned for release on.
In 2018, Square Enix found a way to return to its roots with the first Octopath Traveler game. Its unique (at the time) “2D-HD” visual art style allowed it to evoke the classic feel of their 8-bit and 16-bit RPGs while at the same time packing enough visual flair to compete with modern titles. Octopath Traveler was enough of a success that the art style was used in other Square games, most recently the Live A Live remake.
This week, Square Enix’s long-awaited remake of the lost SNES classic Live A Live was released internationally. Millions are now getting the chance to enjoy this formerly Japan-exclusive title from the company’s Golden Age, now reproduced in the studio’s “H2-2D” style. A style that, by the way, just happened to be introduced by the game this article is talking about, so…cue segue!
Octopath Traveler is definitely coming to the PC June 7, because today the point of no return for this release appeared: Square officially set up preorders on Steam.
Pretty soon, the lack of Switch ownership will not be an excuse to avoid playing Square-Enix’s Octopath Traveler. Square announced today a PC version of the game is on the way.
If you still haven’t played Square Enix’s Octopath Traveler, get on that. After many false starts and botched attempts, Square has finally, successfully captured the spirit of oldschool 90s RPGs while updating them for a modern generation. It alone is worth the price of a Switch.
Square-Enix’s Octopath Traveler is one of the best-reviewed Switch games of 2018. It’s also impossible to buy physically at the moment.