Sq. Enix, the writer behind the upcoming Octopath Traveler II has defined what they meant final yr once they mentioned characters would “cross paths” of their upcoming sport.
For these unfamiliar, Octopath Traveler was Sq. Enix’s stunning return to 2D JRPGs with unbelievable pixel artwork and music.
The sport follows a cadre of eight characters every with their very own tales and ambitions and emphasizes how these tales can all come collectively for a singular objective. That custom is sustained in Octopath Traveler II.
The brand new Crossed Path tales are the developer’s response to criticism from the primary sport the place characters would primarily speak to one another by some small journey banter and never a lot else.
“We acquired lots of suggestions from gamers of the primary sport saying ‘We wish to see dialogue between protagonists past journey banter’,” Miyauchi mentioned. “Including dialogue would make folks fall in love with the characters extra, so we put that into this sport.”
In a latest tweet, Sq. Enix defined that these tales can be facet missions and scenes that enable two characters to work collectively and play off their distinctive strengths.
To clarify the way it labored they used the not too long ago introduced Throné the thief and Temenos the cleric:
“Octopath Traveler 2 consists of Crossed Paths, tales concerned 2 vacationers. In Throné and Temenos’ story they return to Flamechurch to hunt a cathedral’s hidden treasure,” the developer mentioned.
Whereas they haven’t outright mentioned it, we’re inferring that this implies each potential character duo in Octopath Traveler II shall be getting a singular story to construct and clarify their relationship.
Octopath Traveler II is set to launch for Home windows PC (by way of Steam), Nintendo Change, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on February twenty fourth, 2023. The unique Octopath Traveler has been accessible for Home windows PC (by way of Steam), Xbox One, Stadia, and Nintendo Change. In case you missed it, you will discover our thorough assessment on the sport right here.