Square Enix extends Octopath Traveler series to Xbox

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Acclaimed game studio Square Enix has broadened the availability of the Octopath Traveler 1 and 2 series to various consoles, including Xbox Game Pass. Initially released on Nintendo Switch in 2018, the games can now be experienced on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam. This has substantially increased the games’ accessibility.

Distinguished by its unique storytelling strategy, which intertwines eight narratives and features strategic turn-based combat, the Octopath Traveller series is a must-play. The games draw players into diverse worlds led by eight characters, each with their own unique stories, depicting traditional turn-based combat in a fresh light

The Octopath Traveler sequel that initially launched on Switch, PS4, PS5 and PC, has finally reached Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One via the Xbox Game Pass. This move not only expands the game’s reach but also extends the enchanting storyline, captivating art style, and complex combat system to Xbox users globally.

The series is known for its stunning ‘HD-2D’ visuals, which pair 16-bit character design with immersive 3D environments. Despite some criticism suggesting the sequel too closely mirrors the first installment, the familiarity and minor enhancements have been well-received by fans.

Expanding Octopath Traveler series to Xbox

The Octopath Traveler franchise has charted success and established a fanbase of over four million worldwide. Developers recently added a surprising update to Octopath Traveler 2, including an Extra Battle mode. This mode injects new challenges for seasoned players, further advancing the franchise.

Despite some critics arguing that the sequel may be too similar to the first installment, others feel that the familiarity paired with minor enhancements was a smart decision by the developers.

Status quo: The Octopath Traveler franchise has garnered over 4 million supporters globally. The current advancements, including the release on Xbox and the addition of Extra Battle mode, certainly lay the groundwork for continued success.

Launched in conjunction with the Xbox release, the update was also incorporated into PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC versions on June 6. An Extra Battle mode was added, substantial modifications were made to the game’s credits and graphics, and explanatory texts were incorporated to aid understanding of the new features.