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Octopath Traveler Switch preview – Hands on with the tough-as-nails JRPG

Octopath Traveler Switch preview - Hands on with the tough-as-nails JRPG Octopath Traveler is by far and away one of the strangest, most intriguing games currently on Nintendo’s slate.

Developed by Square Enix, it mixes 2D sprites with 3D environments for a hardcore JRPG experience which already got us excited almost a year ago when the initial demo first launched.

A few major changes have come since that demo, and we had the chance to sit down and get our hands on a new and improved version of the game to see how things are coming along.

Octo means eight

In our demo, we got to reunite with demo stars Olberic and Primrose, along with two new characters, H’aanit and Cyrus, the latter of whom took the lead this time around.

When you enter a location, you get to choose which of the characters’ stories you want to play through – or you can just ignore them and have a wander around, if you’d rather just explore for a bit first.

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