With Ocotopath Traveler Nintendo Switch owners can look forward to a wonderful old school RPG. The role-playing game Epos, published yesterday, shines with 8 main characters, whose paths and stories we follow.
In this case, old school doesn't mean old-fashioned, but the graphic style that is reminiscent of the classics of the genre, but now comes in HD.
Here is the official description:
Enjoy the breathtaking HD 2D graphics, learn an addicting combat system that breaks the conventions of well-known turn-based combat, and immerse yourself in the profound story of each character that will take you across the fascinating continent of Orsterra.
The combat system
Put your group's fighting skills to the test in a combat system that is easily accessible but offers plenty of depth. Gain the upper hand through skillful use of the talents of every traveler and break the ranks of the enemy with the unique boost mode. Up to four travelers can fight together. Exciting battles are guaranteed!
There is also a launch trailer:
The critics and first ratings are mostly in the high range 9 out of 10 and e.g. 84 out of 100 points in Metacritics.
So if you're looking for a traditional role-playing game for your switch, you've come to the right place. In addition to the 8 different stories, Octopath Traveler also offers an extensive skill system, different ways to train your characters and much more. A free demo can be found on the Nintendo website.