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Octopath Traveler 2 announced, features 8 all-new heroes

A new era of heroes.

The original Octopath Traveler took eight heroes of different origins and collided their stories in a way not seen before. Nintendo has released the trailer for Octopath Traveler 2, featuring eight all-new heroes of different walks of life whose stories will collide on February 24, 2023. This story takes place in a new era in the world of Solistia. As in the previous game in the series, you have the opportunity to control several heroes, each with their own backstory and reason for adventuring across the land.

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Some of the heroes in Octopath Traveler 2 share a notable similarity with the heroes of the original title as they share the same classes. However, there was no mention as to what abilities each class will possess, so we’ll have to wait to really dive into each class. The trailer showed off the character below:

  • Hikari – The Warrior
  • Agnea – The Dancer
  • Partitio – The Merchant
  • Osvald – The Scholar
  • Throné – The Thief
  • Temenos – The Cleric
  • Ochette – The Hunter
  • Castti – The Apothecary

The announcement of each character was coupled with a snippet of what their story focuses on. Hikari, for instance, seems to care about ridding the world of bloodshed and ending the need for violence.

The trailer showed off a few additional details about the game such as differing path actions based on the time of day. There was also a noticeable difference in what technology will be available to the character in the new game. Finally, the trailer made sure to include that the stories of the eight characters intertwine. There will no doubt be more information released within the coming months prior to the release of the game on February 24, 2023.

Until then, if you need to get your Octopath fix filled, the mobile game Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent was released this summer. It serves as a prequel to the original game, making it something fans should consider even though it does use free-to-play mechanics that might not jive with standard JRPG games.

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Aden Carter
Aden Carter is a freelance writer for Gamepur who loves RPGs, and isn't afraid to face the most difficult of bosses. When he isn't gaming, he spends his time writing roleplaying game quests, kayaking, and enjoying nature.