Welcome to March 20, where it's all Animal Crossing: New Horizons, all the time. That's not to say nothing is going on outside Tom Nook's Debt Simulator, though. 2018's surprise RPG hit, Octopath Traveler, recently surpassed two million copies sold. Square Enix has some new art for the occasion—which includes a cheeky nod to Octopath Traveler's sister series, Bravely Default—and is offering the game for half-price.
The official Japanese Octopath Traveler Twitter account acknowledged its two million milestone earlier this week with new artwork of Therion, Octopath's resident thief, dismembering an enemy before hopping away with the crunchy goods. The tweet's congratulatory text is in Japanese, but Therion vaulting over a "2,000,000" makes it pretty clear what's being celebrated. Nintendo of Europe also noted the Octopath Traveler's healthy sales over on its Twitter, where it also tweeted the game is on sale for half-off. Sure enough, Octopath Traveler is currently available for $29.99 on the eShop and Steam. Its normal price is $59.99.
The artwork of Therion (which comes courtesy of game artist Naoki Ikushima) is charming by itself, but it's especially cute when you realize he stole the "leg" off an Appling, an enemy from the Bravely Default series. Therion is shown to have a particular love for apples in Octopath Traveler, and it appears he's not above pulling apart a sentient piece of fruit for his fix. It's not the first time the two series have crossed over in official artwork, and it probably won't be the last given that a sequel for Bravely Default is finally confirmed. Octopath Traveler and Bravely Default don't share development teams, but they share a producer in Tomoya Asano.
I enjoyed Octopath Traveler when it first came out, and if you like RPGs, you might enjoy it as well. If Animal Crossing: New Horizons hasn't sucked up every molecule of your free time already, now's a great time to grab it on the eShop or Steam for a decent price.