Katharine and I have been lamenting earlier right now that Sq. Enix appear inconsistent in terms of releasing demos of their video games on Steam. Forspoken’s demo solely got here to PC months after its console launch, and Harvestella’s demo stays unique to Change. Likewise, the Octopath Traveler 2 demo which was launched on console yesterday was nowhere to be discovered on PC.

Uh, till right now. It is out on Steam now.

Exhibits what we all know, eh? You possibly can seize the Octopath Traveler 2 prologue demo from Steam now.

Like the primary sport, Octo 2 is a fantasy JRPG centered on eight totally different characters, every with their very own expertise and storyline that intertwines with all the opposite. It is most placing for its artwork fashion, which blends ye olde 16-bit period sprite artwork with 3D environments and extra bokeh impact than you will have seen exterior a photograph uploaded to Flickr circa 2003.

The demo is substantial, too. You possibly can select to play as any of the eight protagonists, the demo lasts for 3 hours, and your progress will carry over to the complete sport. That full sport is out later this month, on February twenty fourth.

Katharine wrote our Octopath Traveler 1 assessment again in 2019, and she or he loved it in components. She did discover it fell aside on the finish, although, the place it appeared to anticipate quite a lot of additional grinding even after 80 hours of play. This is hoping Octopath Traveler 2 pulls its numerous strands collectively higher, but when not I am certain Katharine will tell us later this month.


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