The Octopath Traveler mobile game will receive guest characters from NieR Automata. Square Enix revealed the in-house collaboration between its popular game IPs on the Japanese Twitter account for Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. The three main characters from NieR Automata — 2B, 9S, and A2 — will be recruitable.
The NieR Automata crossover content will appear for a limited time in the Japanese version in March 2022. Square Enix will add a one-time free 10-roll gacha that guarantees someone will get 9S. It will also hold a multi-step paid gacha that lets players randomly recruit 2B, 9S, or A2. A special request involving virus removal will also appear for the duration of the event.
Square Enix also published new trailers showcasing the NieR Automata guest characters in Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. These videos show that the original Japanese voice actors — Yui Ishikawa, Natsuki Hanae, and Ayaka Suwa — will reprise their roles as 2B, 9S, and A2.
Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is immediately available on Android and iOS devices in Japan. The game has recorded over 10 million registered players as of November 2021. Square Enix will release an English version of the mobile game for North America and Europe sometime in 2022. The NieR Automata crossover event will appear in the Japanese version on March 1-17, 2022.