There is a new Octopath Traveler II character, and the video goes over the 2 cast members Osvald and Partitio. Each one is a party member whose story you’ll follow. Partitio is the Merchant of the game. That’s the role Tressa filled in the first game. Osvald, like Cyrus, is a Scholar.
Here’s the full Octopath Traveler II trailer. First, it shows Partitio and how he can spend his money to help his journey. He could buy things from people he meets. You can offer folks you encounter money for their possessions. You can also pay someone on the street to hire them as an ally. That companion can help in battle or when buying or selling. After that, Osvald comes up. A man wrongfully accused of killing his family, his skills include analyzing people out of battle and enemies when in one, as well as mugging in and out.
At the three minute mark, other gameplay details come up. The video points out how people can use canoes on river, a customizable boat to cross seas and oceans.
While this is the first Octopath Traveler II trailer focusing specifically on characters, we’ve already seen some footage and been introduced to the cast. In addition to showing up at the 2022 Tokyo Game Show, a video appeared in September 2022. That announcement also confirmed Agnea the Dancer, Castti the Apothecary, Hikari the Warrior, Ochette the Hunter, Temenos the Cleric, and Throne the Thief will be a part of the cast.
In the meantime, there are two Octopath Traveler games immediately available. One is the original game, which is available for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. The other is Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, which is available on mobile devices.
Octopath Traveler II will come to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on February 24, 2023. The PC version will show up on Steam on February 25, 2023.