New World, New Tales
The story takes place in Solistia, a land comprising an eastern and western continent divided by the sea. It is a bustling era, wherein large vessels navigate busy sea routes and the power of steam gives birth to new technologies. Some people thrill to glamorous stars of the stage and industry, while others are brought to tears by war, plague, and poverty. In this faraway realm, eight travelers hailing from different regions venture forth for their own reasons. Step into their shoes and explore the land as you see fit.
- Nintendo Life
The first installment's popular HD-2D graphics—a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG—have been enhanced with greater detail, beauty, and unique camerawork in this game. Characters' proportions have been improved, and they can express their emotions more vividly than before with the use of additional gestures. Previously players could only look down from above, but this dynamic new camera style will enhance the way they experience battles and events.
Familiar mechanics from the original game have been preserved, like the freedom to develop your travelers’ jobs and skills, and the Break and Boost system that made battles so exhilarating. New mechanics have also been added to Octopath Traveler II.