Square-Enix has announced that Octopath Traveler has hit another milestone. Since launch, the game has managed to sell 2.5 million units worldwide. That means the game sold another 500k in about a year's time. Octopath Traveler debuted on Switch back in July 2018, but then moved over to both PC and Stadia.m in June 2019 and Stadia in April 2020.
While Octopath Traveler has been available for quite some time, the Octopath Traveler’s Complete Guide never saw release outside of Japan. That's about to change later this year, it seems.
According to an Amazon listing, the Octopath Traveler’s Complete Guide is set for launch on December 1st, 2020. The localization, handled by Dark Horse, will include 224 pages featuring all eight main characters, boss strategies, gameplay tips, and behind-the-scenes illustrations and developer insights. You can pre-order your copy for $40 and check out some preview pages right here.
Materia Collective is pleased to present FLAMESGRACE: A Tribute to Octopath Traveler. This 45-track tribute album has been a special undertaking, encapsulating Octopath Traveler's themes of friendship and adventure in collaborative arrangements that pair newcomer and veteran community members. Most of the game's key moments are covered, including the game's battle theme with DS Music's exhilarating "Decisive Sonatina No. 2 for Piano," Materia Brasilis and JohnStacy's Brasilian stylings in "Atlasdam, Seat of Learning," and Tyler Rydosz's dreamy symphonic reinterpretation of "Tressa The Merchant." Other contributors include The Game Brass, Purpleschala, String Player Gamer, and many more.
"Both new and veteran members of the Materia community have teamed up to create fresh interpretations of their favorite tracks from Octopath Traveler," note album producers Andrew Filipski and James C. Hoffman. "They leaned on each other's strengths and formed new friendships along the way. Each track on this album represents a collaborative effort, a joining of forces, to create something unique and wonderful, much in the spirit of the game. We are extremely proud to share this album with you, and hope that you love it as much as we do."
As we mentioned earlier in the week, Octopath Traveler is finally seeing release in South Korea, courtesy of a collab between Square-Enix and Arc System Works. The game has launched today, and that includes a special limited edition version for the region.
We've already covered what's inside the Limited Edition, but now you can get a very good look at all the goodies through the gallery above. A map, fancy box, figurines, and much more are included. This sucker might be worth an import!
Octopath Traveler might be old news to those of us in North America and Europe, but our friends in South Korea are going to get their first crack at the game tomorrow, as it's finally launching on Switch in that region. To spread the word, Square-Enix and Arc System Works are putting up billboards throughout South Korea. Hopefully the game is met with a warm welcome.
Believe it or not, Octopath Traveler is already 2 years old. To celebrate the special anniversary, Square-Enix has shared the above artwork, which was created by 2D artist Morimoto. The team also shared a message with fans, which has been shared below.
Thank you very much for your warm support...! I'm sorry to have kept you waiting a lot. We will do our best to give you good news. Thank you for your continued support.
Arc System Works Asia is bringing Octopath Traveler to South Korea on July 23rd, 2020. In advance of that release, a new trailer has been shared, which you can check out above.
We also got word on the standard and limited edition retail releases for the title. The standard version is priced at 59,800 won, and the limited edition will retail for 108,000 won. The Limited Edition will include the following goodies.
Octopath Traveler game
Original Character Acrylic Diorama
Character Design Title Sheet (8 pieces)
Octopath Traveler EXCLUSIVE ARCHIVE booklet (over 50 pages)
Finally, all standard and limited edition pre-orders will come with the original cleaning cloth seen above.
Square-Enix has announced that Octopath Traveler in all regions will be getting a free update in Summer 2020. The update is going to add Korean text to the game, as the title is seeing launch in South Korea sometime this Summer. That version of the game will be brought to retail by Arc System Works.
Another big-name Switch game is currently in the process of getting approved for release in China. Square-Enix's Octopath Traveler is currently in the approval process for the region, which should go through sometime this month. Once the game is approved, it shouldn't be too long before it sees release. We'll keep tabs on the title and let you know when its been officially cleared for release.