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Octopath Traveler is coming to Steam in June

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Confirming the leak that spring late last week, Square Enix announced today that the previously Nintendo Switch-exclusive JRPG Octopath Traveler is coming to Steam on June 7. 

Octopath Traveler features a retro-styled mix of 2D and 3D graphics in the magical realm of Orsterra, where eight distinct characters, each with their own skills, stories, and motivations, undertake perilous journeys in pursuit of unique goals ranging from self-discovery to revenge.   

  • 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

The Steam listing doesn't cite any specific enhancements over the original, but the Switch release is only a year old too, so it's not like they're remastering a PS1 original. Steam-specific features have been added, however, including achievements, trading cards, and Steam Cloud saves.

This will be the first non-Switch release of Octopath Traveler, but the original went over very well with critics so we can reasonably expect that it will be a pretty decent game on PC, too. Price and system requirements haven't been posted yet, but you will require a 64-bit OS and processor.  

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.