Today Square Enix revealed a new batch of screenshots of its upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive JRPG Octopath Traveler.
First of all, we get to see two characters, H’aanit the hunter and Therion the thief.
H’aanit is 26 years old and lived for a long time as a hunter in a village in the Woodland region. Her master left the village a year ago to hunt monsters called “Red Eyes” and she decides to depart to find him. Her special path action is “Provoke” letting her control various beasts to fight off troublemaker or “persuade” them to get out of the way, revealing blocked routes.
She is also very proficient with her bow, allowing her to hit with great accuracy. It also helps to increase the critical chance of allies and to slow down the enemies’ actions.
Therion is 22 years old, from the Cliffland region. His past is unknown, but rumors about him make the rich and noble tremble. His special path action is “Steal” letting him acquire goods that aren’t sold in stores and sell some of them to various clients. He’s also very quick and good with his dagger. His attacks can drain both SP and HP and can lower the enemies’ attack and defense power.
We also get to see Noble and Rogue actions, that allow you to choose whether to be righteous or a scoundrel depending on which actions you use. Noble actions can be used without chance of failure, but they’re limited by currency or level. On the other hand, it’s possible to fail while executing rogue actions, and doing so several times can deteriorate your relationship with a city, but bribing the innkeeper can restore it.
Lastly, we see side stories. The game includes many quests that can be solved by using path actions and often have several ways to see them to conclusion.
You can check the screenshots out below. If you want to see more, you can also enjoy a recent trailer showing similar content.
Octopath Traveler will release for Nintendo Switch on July 13th, 2018. You can already pre-order the game on Amazon.
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