In today’s Nintendo Direct, Square-Enix presented Octopath Traveler, which they confirmed will launch this July.
The JRPG based on old school sensibilities introduced two new characters, Tressa the Merchant and Alfyn the Apothecary, who both have unique skills to help them through their journeys. Tressa can engage in commerce with other characters, while Alfyn has the ability to root out more information from NPCs with his Inquire skill.
The game is launching with a special edition that includes a pop-up book telling the origins of the eight characters, a map, a replica coin from the game’s currency, and a sampler CD.
Octopath Traveler is releasing exclusively on the Nitnendo Switch on July 13.