Octopath Traveler Ending Exclusivity, Heading to PC

Monday, April 15th, 2019

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Nintendo Download | Octopath TravelerOctopath Traveler, arguably Square Enix’s star attraction of 2018, has been exclusive to the Nintendo Switch for nearly a full year now. That’s all about to change though as Octopath Traveler will finally be venturing onto another platform. More specifically, that platform is PC and the Steam version will be available starting June 7th, 2019. At this point, there is no specified price, description of differences, or ability to pre-order this new version. Given the popularity of this title and its current price of $59.99 on the Nintendo Switch, it seems like a safe bet that this version will be listed for the same. An official description of Octopath (taken from the press release) can be found below:

Octopath Traveler | Scenery

In OCTOPATH TRAVELER, players will set forth on an epic adventure through the enchanting yet perilous continent of Orsterra, stretching across vast landscapes from lush forests, to desert outposts and snow-swept cathedrals. Featuring eight distinct characters each with their own tales to enjoy, ranging from journeys of self-discovery to quests for revenge, each traveler will start their journey in a different land so players can steer their own journey depending on whom they choose.

OCTOPATH TRAVELER for PC brings to life the game’s unique HD-2D visuals, blending striking 2D character designs with beautiful 3D world elements.

Octopath Traveler first released exclusively for Nintendo Switch back in July of 2018 to massive success. At its launch, popularity was high enough to that the demand for it exceeded the initial supply. Furthermore, it ended up on nine of our 2018 award lists (coming in first for Best Design) and scored received a perfect score from one of our reviewers. While some players may express sadness at the thought of the Switch losing another exclusive, having a PC version will open the door for even more players to experience this award-winning title. Please let us know in the comments below if you have any thoughts on this port or if you plan on picking up a copy for yourself.

SOURCE: Press Release

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