Octopath Traveler 2 is going to be a real treat for JRPG fans in the new year, with its launch set for February 24, 2023. We got a new trailer today showing off two of the game’s eight playable characters, Partisio the Merchant and Oswald. Scholar, with the new Latent Powers battle mechanic.
Continuing the tradition of the first Octopath Traveler (which was never released on PlayStation platforms), the music and art direction in the sequel are equally stunning. The picaresque, HD-2D pixel art is staged against diorama-style backdrops and looks absolutely stunning.
We get to see how each character brings unique abilities to the party playing in the overworld; Partio can pay NPCs to adventure with him, while Oswald can apparently muck up the innocent, in addition to analyzing enemies’ weaknesses on the battlefield.
Hidden powers appear to work similarly to how limit breaks would work in some Final Fantasy games; By taking and dealing damage, you fill up a meter, allowing you to dish out a devastating special attack. Each character has their own, and all are visually stunning.
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