Square Enix announced Octopath Traveler-previously a Nintendo Switch exclusive-is coming to PC on June 7. The game will launch via Steam and be available to buy through Valve’s PC game store or the Square Enix Store.
According to Gematsu, the announcement was made via a now-deleted blog post. The post didn’t mention any changes coming to Octopath Traveler, so it seems to be a straight port to PC. Square Enix has not followed up with an announcement concerning the Octopath Traveller PC port since deleting the blog post.
In our Octopath Traveler review, Peter Brown gave the game an 8/10, writing, «Despite the lackluster stories that pull you through the world, Octopath thrives on its character progression and the temptations of high-level challenges and rewards. The promise of new jobs, exciting boss fights, and powerful gear will inspire you to poke around every corner, and there are no shortage of discoveries to strive for. And all the while, you’re treated to one of the most interesting and effective re-imaginings of a retro aesthetic around. Octopath will likely be a divisive game due to its fractured storytelling, but it’s one worth playing despite its lesser qualities. Its high points are simply too good to ignore.»
Octopath Traveler is an RPG that puts you in the shoes of eight different heroes, each of which possess their own abilities and stories. H’annit, a hunter, for example, can tame animals and is in search of her missing master, while the knight Olberic can challenge NPCs to fights and is seeking redemption for his past actions. You begin the game as one of the eight, and then recruit the other seven in whichever order you choose.
A mobile game prequel, titled Octopath Traveler: Conquerors of the Continent, is in the works. Square Enix has said it plans on making more games like Octopath Traveler in the future, as sales for the RPG exceeded expectations.