Get ready to grab your healing grapes, inspiriting plums, and refreshing jams! Octopath Traveler may just be coming to PC! Thanks to the sharp eyes over on Gematsu, The Game Rating Administration Committee of Korea has rated the game for a PC launch.

First released in July of 2018 to both critical and commercial success, Octopath Traveler is a 16-bit throwback JRPG. Square Enix wanted to go back to the roots of the traditional RPG gameplay, and that meant random encounters, deep turn-based gameplay, a gorgeous “HD-2D” 16-bit art style, and a whole lot of grinding.

From the creators of the Bravely Default series, director Keisuke Miyauchi and producer Masashi Takahashi have shown a real passion for the more traditional style of RPG. With their previous work on Bravely Default and its sequel Bravely Second, Miyauchi and Takahashi have prioritized gameplay over story, and it’s no different in Octopath Traveler.

With a more simplistic story, Octopath Traveler tasks you to play as what would be NPCs in other games. Here you don’t have some grand goal or world-ending problems to solve; you just simply travel as you complete other quests on your way to the main story chapters. In other games, these mainline story quests would be counted as side activities and might sound like a knock against the game. Yet here in Octopath Traveler, this style suits the tone and the narrative so well, that it actually enhances the experience.

The now trademarked “HD-2D” art style has some of the most beautiful water, that shimmers off the reflecting sun to create sun flairs, that just make the world feel alive and one that is just dying explored.

A prequel to Octopath Traveler, known as Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent, is currently in development for mobile devices. Octopath Traveler has been helmed as one of the Nintendo Switch’s best games and has proved itself as an instant modern classic.

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Jaydyn Spisak

Secluded up in the Great White North in his tiny Iglo, Jaydyn has been passionately playing games for over a decade. Throughout the years Jaydyn has accumulated a deep knowledge on the video game industry and is often referred to as "The Harry Potter Encylopedia" This is his first job in the industry.

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