Project Octopath Traveler headed to Nintendo Switch worldwide in 2018; demo out today

From the developers of Bravely Default and Bravely Second, “Project Octopath Traveler” will release worldwide simultaneously in 2018 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

During today’s Nintendo Direct, we got a new look at the game, which features eight heroes and their eight stories. The style is termed “HD2D” and mixes 2D sprites and HD visuals. You will choose one of the eight characters’ scenarios, and each will have unique abilities called “path actions” that will be used to interact with NPCs in a unique way. For example, the warrior Olberic can challenge NPCs in the field while Primrose, a dancer, can allure NPCs into joining her party.

Combat is a turn-based affair, but with a twist. You can build up Boost Point to strengthen existing actions or unleash chain attacks.

A demo will be made available through the Nintendo Switch’s eShop where you can try the game out for yourself. A survey to collect feedback on the game will be made available at a later time.

Check out the trailer in the video below:

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