Octopath Traveler Coming to Steam in June

Posted by | April 16, 2019 | News, PC, Switch, Video | No Comments

Square Enix announced that retro-inspired RPG Octopath Traveler is getting a digital PC release. The former Switch exclusive will release on Steam on June 7. Watch the new PC trailer above.

The bare-bones announcement didn’t mention any changes or updates from the initial 2018 Switch version to PC.

Octopath Traveler was designed as a throw-back 16-bit RPG that hearkens to early and mid-90s JRPGs. The title is a reference to the eight playable characters. Each character has their own skills and stories, which eventually intersect as they travel around the world of Orsterra. Characters include Tressa the merchant, Primrose the dancer, and Therion the thief. They’ll use their unique Path Actions to solve scenarios and side stories.

The 16-bit look is designed with a technique called HD-2D. HD-2D blends 2D character models within 3D worlds, creating a sort of shadow box feel to every scene.

Octopath Traveler is rated T for Teen with Blood, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, and Alcohol. It’s available now on Switch, and on June 7 for PC (Steam).

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