What you need to know
- Octopath Traveler released on Nintendo Switch in July of 2018.
- The official Octopath Twitter account has announced that 2.5 million units have been sold.
- The announcement comes the day before the release of Bravely Default II.
引き続きどうぞよろしくお願い致します！ pic.twitter.com/wzKMniiphZ— オクトパストラベラー公式 (@OCTOPATH_PR) February 25, 2021February 25, 2021
The JRPG by Square Enix was released in 2018 after a free Prologue demo allowed interested players to try out the game, and it took quite a while to get up to the 2.5 million mark when one considers other Nintendo titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons selling over 19 million copies in less than a year. However, it was praised by critics and considered one of the best titles to play on the Nintendo Switch for fans of traditional JRPGs.
Octopath Traveler was inspired by Square Enix's "Bravely" system where players could choose to withhold attacks to be dished out later. The third game in the Bravely series, Bravely Default II arrives on February 26, 2021. Another "spiritual successor" of sorts by Square Enix, Project Triangle Strategy will be coming to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2022. The game features a similar art style to Octopath but features a more tactical JRPG gameplay feel. Those who are interested can also download a free demo from the Nintendo eShop today.
Travel the world
What paths will you choose?
Reviving the long-forgotten framework of the traditional JRPG, Octopath Traveler lets you choose one of eight paths to start an epic adventure across a beautiful world. With charming pixel art and a complex yet rewarding combat system, this game is perfect for any Final Fantasy fan.
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.
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