Octopath Traveller 2 Has A Free Demo On Switch, And You Should Play It

Octopath Traveller 2 Has A Free Demo On Switch, And You Should Play It

During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, the company briefly talked about Square Enix’s upcoming turn-based RPG Octopath Traveller 2, which launches on February 24 for Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation consoles. Nintendo also revealed that a free demo will be available later today. The best part, though, is that if you happen to check the demo out, your save progress will carry over to the full game should you choose to purchase the sequel. Cool!

Octopath Traveller is Square Enix’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed pixelated RPG in the same vein as OG Final Fantasy games. Originally launched as a Switch exclusive in July 2018, Octopath Traveller garnered favourable reviews among critics for its captivating visuals and innovative battle system, going on to score an 83 on Metacritic and an 84 on Open Critic. The sequel, announced in September 2022, appears to be doing the same thing.

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Octopath Traveller 2, while bearing an obvious resemblance to its prior entry, follows a whole new set of characters in an entirely separate setting. So, it appears as if don’t need to have played the original to pick up the sequel. However, having that knowledge might help, especially with the battle system that takes into account the game’s various status effects and shield points.

In the Octopath Traveller 2 demo, you’ll get to play the game’s “opening hours.” According to Square Enix’s YouTube channel, play can for up to three hours with “travel beyond the starting areas” being restricted. Regardless of how much time you put into the demo, the progress you make will transfer to the full release when Octopath Traveller 2 comes out toward the end of this month.


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