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Octopath Traveler - more footage, official guide/art book revealed, Square-Enix shop merch

Official guidebook/artbook

- 2,376 Yen
- guide for the main story for all 8 characters, complete with boss guides
- maps of all the regions, packed with various details and useful information
- guide for all the Side Stories, and also various bits of data about the characters
- various bits of information about the world, including a timeline
- “2D-HD” illustrations
- original TRPG (Tabletop RPG) replay written by F.E.A.R.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - new info on story, evolved building elements (plus screens)

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■ Story

The corrupt cleric Hargon and the God of Destruction Malroth were defeated, and a short period of peace came upon the world. However, the threat of the “Hargon Order” was reemerging upon the world!

The Hargon Order, which plans to destroy the world, was trying to eradicate the Builders, whose power to build things make them an enemy in the Order’s eyes.

◆ Vacant Island

A mysterious stone monument on the Vacant Island! You can become a Master Builder by overcoming its trials!?

The “Vacant Island” is an uninhabited island where the protagonist drifts ashore following a certain event. The protagonist and the boy Malroth will make base on this island and refine the protagonist’s building skills while expanding the range that they can explore. Before long, the protagonist will discover a mysterious stone monument and stone pillars via the guidance of a mysterious voice.

—A mysterious voice guides the protagonist.
—The protagonist discovers a mysterious stone monument atop a small mountain.

It is said that if you overcome the trials engraved here, you will become a “Master Builder,” but could that really be…!?

—Builder trials are engraved on stone pillars located throughout the island.
—You can become a Master Builder by overcoming the trials?

■ World

◆ Evolved Building

An introduction to some of Dragon Quest Builders 2‘s evolved building elements.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 has evolved in various areas. It has been made easier to play, and you can enjoy building things like never before. The following is an introduction to some of those evolutions. As for what you can do, use your imagination!

—Build up to 100 floors high to make a tower that reaches the sky.
–Have water flow off steep cliffs.
—Swim underwater.
—Glide with the wind mantle.
—Dash to move at high speed.
—Make diagonally-shaped blocks to create new designs.
—Play from the protagonist’s perspective (first-person)

Octopath Traveler demo has been downloaded 1.3 million times

Looks like Octopath Traveler is well on its way to being a hit when it launches. Square-Enix has revealed that the demo alone was downloaded 1.3 million times! Hopefully that translates into a lot of consumers eager to pick up the game on day one. I know I'm one of those consumers!

Octopath Traveler - H’aanit the hunter and Therion the thief details, Noble and Rogue actions, side stories, plus more screens

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H’aanit the hunter

- 26 years old
- lived for a long time as a hunter in a village in the Woodland region
- her master left the village a year ago to hunt monsters called “Red Eyes” and she decides to depart to find him
- her special path action is “Provoke” letting her control various beasts to fight off troublemaker
- she can also “persuade” them to get out of the way, revealing blocked routes.
- very proficient with her bow, allowing her to hit with great accuracy
- helps to increase the critical chance of allies and to slow down the enemies’ actions

Therion the thief

- 22 years old
- from the Cliffland region
- his past is unknown, but rumors about him make the rich and noble tremble
- his special path action is “Steal” letting him acquire goods that aren’t sold in stores and sell some of them to various clients
- very quick and good with his dagger
- his attacks can drain both SP and HP and can lower the enemies’ attack and defense power

Noble and Rogue actions

- allow you to choose whether to be righteous or a scoundrel depending on which actions you use
- Noble actions can be used without chance of failure, but they’re limited by currency or level
- it’s possible to fail while executing rogue actions, and doing so several times can deteriorate your relationship with a city
- bribing the innkeeper can restore the relationship

Side stories.

- there are many quests that can be solved by using path actions
- these often have several ways to get to conclusion

Octopath Traveler website update - Map and music samples

The official Japanese site for Octopath Traveler has received a couple updates in the last few hours. First up is the updated world map, which you can see above. You can click on the icons at the official site to see different details. Furthermore, the site has been updated with new music samples for both H’annit and Therion. Hit up the link below to check all the content out!

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 - a few more details


The following information comes from Gematsu...

- as the protagonist washes ashore the game’s “Vacant Island” begins exploring, they hear a mysterious voice
- it tells them to head to the top of the island’s mountain, where they discover a mysterious stone monument
- protagonist discovers that there are stone pillars all over the island, which are engraved with ''trials'' they must pass
- the voice says that overcoming these trials is the path to becoming a Master Builder
- five marks engraved onto the stone monument at the top of the mountain
- can see these crests by closely examining the stone monument
- as for what significance these crests carry, that hasn't been revealed
- Dragon Quest Builders 2’s evolved adventure elements include swimming underwater, gliding with the wind mantle, waterfalls, making diagonally-shaped blocks, and high-speed movement through dashing

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - latest scan reveals new story info and enhanced adventure elements

- when the protagonist who washes ashore on “Vacant Island”, they hear a mysterious voice
- this voice tells them to head to the top of the island’s mountain
- when at the top of the mountain, they discover a mysterious stone monument
- the protagonist also discovers that there are stone pillars all over the island, which are engraved with “trials” they must pass
- overcoming these trials is the path to the protagonist becoming a Master Builde
- there are five marks engraved onto the stone monument at the top of the mountain
- you can see these crests by closely examining the stone monument
- the significance of these crests is yet to be revealed
- adventure elements includes swimming underwater, gliding with the wind mantle, waterfalls, making diagonally-shaped blocks, and high-speed movement through dashing

Octopath Traveler Original Soundtrack launching in Japan on July 13th, 2018, Preview Version soundtrack out now

Square-Enix has confirmed that Octopath Traveler is getting an official soundtrack release in Japan on July 13th, 2018. The package will contain 4 CDs with over 80 tracks. Don't feel like waiting until July 13th to get the music? Square-Enix has also released an Octopath Traveler preview version soundtrack available through iTunes right now! The track listing for this release is below.

01 OCTOPATH TRAVELER - Main Theme -
02 Swordsman Olverik's Theme
03 Odoriko Primroze 's Theme
04 Highland Region
05 Sunland Region
06 village of mountain village coblestone
07 Tension
08 A little break
09 Cave dungeon
10 Battle 1
11 victory fanfare
12 Requiem of defeat
13 Desert Red Light District Sun Shade
14 Tensioned thread
15 Creeping Malice
16 Boss Battle 1
17 despair
18 Boss Battle 2
19 Bonds
20 Swirling Factory
21 For reoccurrence
22 For revenge

Dragon Quest Builders 2 - more screens

The latest batch of Dragon Quest Builders 2 screens are now available. As expected, they are direct-feed versions of what was revealed in last week's Famitsu. If you want to get a second look at those screens in much higher quality, check out the entire batch here.