The Xbox Tokyo Game Show Showcase came and went early yesterday. With many updates for the Japanese gaming community, including localization efforts. As well we many new game announcements and awesome trailers. But back during the announcement of Dawntrail for the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy 14. There was a segment with the game’s director, as well as the new CEO of Square Enix and Phil Spencer of Xbox announcing a new partnership. This announcement was centered around the Xbox version of Final Fantasy 14 but more titles were promised down the line. Such as an Xbox port of Octopath Traveler 2.
This port was announced yesterday with a release window of early next year. If you have not yet heard of the game yet, here is what you need to know.
Details for Octopath Traveler 2 on Xbox
Octopath Traveler 2 is another entry in Square Enix’s 2D-HD title lineup. Following Triangle Strategy, Live A Live, and the upcoming Dragon Quest 3 Remake. The original game is on the Xbox platform, as well as PC and Nintendo Switch. But the sequel never arrived day one with PlayStation, PC and Nintendo Switch earlier this year. This interesting considering the original was never on PlayStation but nonetheless, the game has gone on to sell 1 million copies since launch. It was also Lords of Gaming’s first 10/10 score in years. You can find our full review here.
Octopath Traveler 2 boasts fast paced and an “easy to pick up, but hard to master” break and boost turn based combat system with many new twists. Such as latent powers that act as ultimate abilities for every character. There are also new passives, such as the dancer now having a backup musician if she has a follower to off an array of buffs to go along with her abilities. Or the cleric Temenos debuffing enemies at night, making for quick and easy battles when combined with Throné the thief’s ability to buff allies at night.
Octopath Traveler 2 has a lot of deep RPG systems and satisfying combat, with a truly open and explorable world across land and sea. You can find the full Xbox TGS Showcase here for more of their announcements!