Game Overview

Project Octopath Tr1.aveler is an upcoming role-playing game developed by Square Enix and published by Nintendo. The game’s visual design features an “HD-2D” style, strongly reminiscent of classic fourth generation console games. Project Octopath Traveler includes 16-bit character sprites and polygonal environments. It is being developed by the team behind Bravely Default and its sequel Bravely Second: End Layer on the Nintendo 3DS.

Project Octopath Traveler‘s story revolves around eight main characters. Players take on the role of one of these adventurers, progressing through the story in very unique ways. As an interesting mechanic, each character has a special command for interacting with NPCs in the game. One of these characters is Olberic, a strong-willed warrior who can challenge others in battle. The dancer primrose, on the other hand, can charm certain characters to accompany and help her in battle.

As a nod to traditional role-playing games, Project Octopath Traveler adopts a turn-based style combat. Players will be able to use a variety of weapons, armor, spells, abilities and items during battle. The game also makes use of a special Boost mechanic, allowing characters to accumulate Boost Points to power up their attacks. Up to five Boost Points can be stored at a time.

During combat, each enemy has a shield counter which lowers with every attack received. Completely depleting it will stun the enemy, or leave them extremely vulnerable to subsequent damage.

Project Octopath Traveler was announced as an upcoming title for the Nintendo Switch on January 14, 2017. The trailer and some gameplay footage was shown during the Nintendo Direct Event on September 13, 2017 alongside various other titles to be released for the hybrid console. A playable demo of the game was made available for download on the Nintendo eShop following the Nintendo Direct event.


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Title Project Octopath Traveler
Genre Role-playing
Platform Nintendo Switch
Publisher Nintendo
Developer Square Enix
Release date 2018