Octopath Traveler, Formerly a Nintendo Switch Exclusive, is Coming to Steam

Octopath Traveler, Formerly a Nintendo Switch Exclusive, is Coming to Steam

Octopath travels to a second world.

Square Enix announced that its throwback JRPG, Octopath Traveler, will be expanding beyond the Switch screen and coming to PC. Octopath Traveler is coming to Steam on June 7 according to a now-deleted blog post.

Octopath Traveler was first released exclusively on the Nintendo Switch back in July 2018. It went on to sell over a million copies just under a month after launch.

Octopath Traveler features a hybrid art style that mixes 2D sprites with a 3D graphics, and the results are quite stunning. Octopath also features eight unique heroes with their own story and skillsets, rather than just a single protagonist. Playable heroes include:

  • Oberic: An experienced knight in search of redemption
  • Cyrus: A scholar whose books smarts don't always equate to common sense.
  • Tressa: An enthusiastic merchant who is travelling the world to hone her skills.
  • Ophelia: A noble cleric on a pilgrimage to Orsterra's holy sites.
  • Primrose: A fallen noble on a quest to avenger her murdered father.
  • Alfyn: A na├»ve apothecary determined to help people whatever the cost.
  • Therion: A skilled thief trapped in an impossible situation.
  • H'annit: An expert hunter, tracking down her missing mentor.

It's doggedly faithful to retro JRPG mechanics at times, but we awarded Octopath a 4/5 review praising its storytelling and old-new balancing act.

It's unclear why Square Enix deleted the blog post announcing Octopath coming to Steam. Perhaps it was revealed too early. Either way, fans of retro JRPGs who don't own a Switch should rejoice in knowing one of the best old-school JRPGs is coming to PC quite soon.

You can read our Octopath Traveler guide for more coverage including walkthroughs, tips, and more. An Octopath Traveler prequel subtitled "Champions of the Continent" is coming to mobile phones in Japan later this year.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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