Demo save data will carry over to the full game.
Artwork showing a bunch of different characters, some with animal tails but still humanoid, sitting around and dancing around a campfire.

A playable demo for Octopath Traveler 2 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 is available right now. A PC demo will arrive on Steam on Thursday, February 9th.

This demo serves as a bit of a prologue to the game and will let you play any of the eight protagonists for up to three hours. Save data from this demo will carry over to the full game when it launches on February 24, 2023.

In Octopath Traveler 2, players set out on an adventure in a world called Solistia. The same team that worked on the first Octopath Traveler is behind this one, so you know already that it's probably in good hands. It retains the same HD-2D visual style that blends together 2D characters in a 3D world.

The game's new storyline, characters and features make it the perfect entry for newcomers to the series, while also preserving the charm of the original game for veteran players. Players can look forward to following the journey of eight distinct protagonists as they explore the land and conquer enemies in strategic turn-based battles on an adventure all their own.

New and returning gameplay features and elements include:
  • Break & Boost Battle System – Players must act strategically to exploit enemy weaknesses to “Break” them to inflict more damage, and “Boost” their travelers to enhance their abilities.
  • Path Actions – Players can interact with NPCs throughout the world in various ways by using actions unique to each character, such as challenging people as the Warrior or stealing belongings as the Thief. Path Actions will vary depending on the protagonist and whether it is day or night.
  • Brand-New Story and Characters – Players can embark on a grand adventure in the new land of Solistia and experience the intertwined stories of eight new travelers: Hikari (Warrior), Agnea (Dancer), Partitio (Merchant), Osvald (Scholar), Throné (Thief), Temenos (Cleric), Ochette (Hunter), and Castti (Apothecary).
  • Day/Night Cycle – The townscapes and Path Actions available to each character will change depending on if it is night or day, creating more opportunities for exploration and discovery.
  • Latent Power – A new battle element in which characters can unleash a powerful ability once the ability’s gauge fills up during combat.
  • Crossed Paths – Additional stories will unfold between the protagonists as their journey progresses, further intertwining their narratives.
Naturally, there are a couple of different options you have when buying Octopath Traveler 2. There's the Standard Digital Edition for every platform, a Standard Physical Edition for everything but PC, a physical Collector's Edition Set also for everything but the PC. That last one will set you back $180 and includes the game, little busts of the eight protagonists, 44-page art book, and a mini soundtrack CD. Pre-orders for the digital release all get a "Travel Provisions" DLC pack that includes in-game items: 5x Healing Grape (M), 5x Inspiriting Plum (M), 2x Revitalizing Jam, and 1x Gold Dust that can be sold for 5,000 leaves.