Original Octopath Traveler Switch Digital Game Back on eShop
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Original Octopath Traveler Switch Digital Game Back on eShop

Back at the beginning of March 2024, it was discovered that the original Octopath Traveler game was suddenly unavailable to purchase from the Switch eShop. Now over a month later, Square Enix confirmed people can buy it from the storefront again. 

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Here’s the official announcement that it is back. Square Enix didn’t explain the temporary issue:

The game is still showing as $59.99, as usual. All of the descriptions and screenshots are all the same as well. It does now show Square Enix as the publisher, rather than Nintendo, just as the page abruptly did once it showed it was unavailable in March 2024. 

As a reminder, this issue only affected the eShop version of Octopath Traveler that was initially published by Nintendo. During this period, people were still able to get the Windows PC version via Steam and Xbox One version via the Microsoft Store.

Octopath Traveler is immediately available, and people can find it on the Switch, Xbox One, and PC. There are a total of three games in the series so far. Octopath Traveler 2 is out on the PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. There is also a mobile game spin-off called Octopath Traveler: Conquerors of the Continent


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