Katharine and I had been lamenting earlier in the present day that Square Enix appear inconsistent in the case of releasing demos of their games on Steam. Forspoken’s demo solely got here to PC months after its console launch, and Harvestella’s demo stays unique to Switch. Likewise, the Octopath Traveler 2 demo which was launched on console yesterday was nowhere to be discovered on PC.
Uh, till in the present day. It’s out on Steam now.
Shows what we all know, eh? You can seize the Octopath Traveler 2 prologue demo from Steam now.
Like the primary game, 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’s most placing for its artwork model, 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 can select to play as any of the eight protagonists, the demo lasts for 3 hours, and your progress will carry over to the total game. That full game is out later this month, on February twenty fourth.
Katharine wrote our Octopath Traveler 1 assessment again in 2019, and he or she loved it in elements. She did discover it fell aside on the finish, although, the place it appeared to anticipate a variety of additional grinding even after 80 hours of play. Here’s hoping Octopath Traveler 2 pulls its varied strands collectively higher, but when not I’m positive Katharine will tell us later this month.