OCTOPATH TRAVELER coming to PC on June 7, 2019

The award-winning RPG will be available on Steam this summer. Here’s everything you need to know about it
By Duncan Heaney

We have some very exciting news for PC gamers - OCTOPATH TRAVELER is coming to Steam on June 7, 2019! So, yknow, add it to your Wishlist now.

The critically-acclaimed RPG has previously only been available on Nintendo Switch - so this will be the first time non-Nintendo owners can experience the game. And what a game it is - I mean, just look at it:


Set in the beautiful, but dangerous, world of Osterra, OCTOPATH TRAVELER puts you in control of 8 unique heroes - each with their own skillset, motivations and storylines. You can play as:

  • Olberic: an experienced knight in search of redemption

  • Cyrus: a scholar whose book smarts don’t always equate to common sense

  • Tressa: an enthusiastic merchant who is travelling the world to hone her skills

  • Ophelia: a noble cleric on a pilgrimage to Orsterra’s holy sites

  • Primrose: a fallen noble on a quest to avenge her murdered father

  • Alfyn: a naïve apothecary determined to help people whatever the cost

  • Therion: a skilled thief trapped in an impossible situation

  • H’annit: an expert hunter, tracking down her missing master

You can start the game with any of those characters, and build your party in any order you want. Each one has a distinct class, and unique ‘Path Actions’ - abilities they can use out of combat to progress their adventure.

For example, Therion can steal items from NPCs, Olberic can start a scrap with pretty much anyone, and H’annit can tame wild beasts.

Over the course of the party’s various adventures, you’ll explore 8 vast regions full of stories, side-quests to discover, and gruesome creatures to battle against.

Speaking of battles, OCTOPATH TRAVELER has a battle system that’s easy to understand, but imbued with impressive tactical depth.

It’s based around ‘breaking’ your targets - every enemy has a shield, and you need to take advantage of their weaknesses to break it and put them into a vulnerable state which essentially stuns them for a turn.

Finally, it would be remiss not to comment on how it looks. OCTOPATH TRAVELER combines realistic 3D environments with classic RPG-inspired character sprites. It’s an utterly distinctive visual style and absolutely stunning - especially in motion.


OCTOPATH TRAVELER will be available to buy from Steam and the Square Enix Store. Add it to your Wishlist now!