Octopath Traveler, the Square Enix RPG featuring eight protagonists each with their own separate but converging stories, is getting a sequel. It will arrive far sooner than we expected, on February 24, 2023.
Update: A Japanese trailer confirms that Octopath Traveler 2 will not be a Switch exclusive, and will arrive at launch for Switch, PC (via Steam) and PS5/PS4.
Announced at today's Nintendo Direct, Octopath Traveler 2 will feature eight new protagonists, travelling through the world of Solistia – including merchants, scholars, thieves, and more.
We gave the first Octopath Traveler a 9.3 at launch for its "beautiful style and outstanding take on traditional turn-based combat" that "pushed JRPGs forward rather than paying homage to the greats." Though initially a Switch exclusive, it's since found a home on PC, Xbox, and Stadia, and has even gotten a mobile spin-off in Champions of the Continent.
We've technically known about the Octopath sequel announced today since way back in 2019 when Square Enix revealed a new console game was in production, but this is the first we've seen of it since.
See our full list of everything announced at Nintendo Direct for more news.