Another role-playing-game is heading to Nintendo's flagship home console middle of this year including a special edition release.
Nintendo announced during a Direct briefing last week that "Octopath Traveler" will be released on the Nintendo Switch on July 13. The game, which is developed by Square Enix for the Switch console, will also receive a special Wayfarer's Edition bundle that comes with a pop-up book, a soundtrack CD, a real cloth map, and a replica coin patterned after the in-game currency, a Gamespot report noted.
As for the story, "Octopath Traveler" features eight travelers playing eight roles and taking on eight different adventures. "Will you expand your horizons as the Merchant or track down a traitor as the Warrior? Use each character's special abilities to interact with the world and enhance your tactics in turn-based battles," read the game's official description.
Moreover, players can also "discover enemy weaknesses and target them to break through their defenses" and "store Boost Points with each turn and then spend them at strategic times to strengthen abilities, chain attacks, or provide aid," the description added.
When it comes to the gameplay, "Octopath Traveler" will feature a turn-based strategic action complete with a "layered battle system." In addition, gamers will also be treated to some music and visuals that are inspired by retro RPGs with a modern touch.
Meanwhile, another game was also confirmed to be on its way to Switch during the Nintendo Direct presentation. Action-puzzle video game "Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker" will also be launched on the console on the same day as "Octopath Traveler," Polygon reported. The game first made its appearance back in 2014 under the Wii U console, and the latest version will also feature new levels based on the "Super Mario Odyssey" video game.
The new levels will be "miniature courses based on various Kingdoms in the Super Mario Odyssey game," explained the game's official description. In addition, it will also bring multiplayer excitement as "anyone can play with a friend or family member by sharing a pair of Joy-Con controllers. While one player controls Captain Toad, the other can assist with things like turnip cover fire," the description added.