A recent in interview with the Japanese website Dengeki Online and translated by Japanese Nintendo, the producer for Octopath Traveler Masashi Takahashi revealed that the game will not offer any content after the game launches. Takahashi’s reason for this is simple, the game “is the finished product” when it releases for the Switch this July.
Of course, Octopath Traveler will be getting patches and updates if ever bugs and other issues come out, but aside from minor fixes, players should not expect characters outside the announced roster, or additional quests and chapters. You can check out the gameplay demo of the game that was showcased at E3 last week.
In case you’re not familiar with what the game is about, here is the official description of the game by developer Square Enix:
Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play in a new world brought to life by Square Enix. And now, you can enjoy all of them in the new demo. Step into the shoes and live the stories of each of the eight travelers and freely explore the world of Orsterra. Then, carry your choices and adventure into the main game with save data transfer.
- Explore multiple, distinct RPG adventures in a world created by Square Enix
- Choose from eight characters, each with their own distinct story
- Deep, strategic turn-based combat with a layered battle system
- Visuals inspired by retro RPGs brought to life with modern touches and a rousing, dynamic musical score
Octopath Traveler will release as a Nintendo Switch exclusive on July 13, 2018.