Two new characters have been revealed for Project Octopath Traveler, now called Octopath Traveler. They are Tressa the Merchant and Alfyn the Apothecary. Not only were two new characters revealed, but more details on the job system has been released as well. Octopath Traveler is scheduled for a worldwide release on July 13, 2018.
Tressa the Merchant dreams of seeing the world and her path action is Purchase. This ability allows her to purchase items from almost everyone in the game which means the ability to buy items not available through the shops. She is also able to obtain items from the people she meets.
Alfyn the Apothecary is on a journey to heal the sick and wounded, and his path action is Inquire. Inquire allows Alfyn to learn various amounts of information such as tips to earn a discount at lodges and shops, locations of hidden items, and to tease out tightly kept secrets.
The eight protagonists have their base class, such as Primrose is a Dancer and Olberic is a Warrior. As players progress through the game, players will be able to equip a secondary job and mix and match the classes to customize their party.
Skills can be learned in any order by spending job points. Also, players can customize their characters even more by using the job points to learn either low-cost or easy-to-use skills or the powerful, high-cost skills.
A Special Edition for Octopath Traveler has been announced as well. The Special Edition will include a pop-up book with pages where the player will first encounter the protagonists, a world map, a sound selection CD, and a replica coin of the game’s currency. This edition will also be available on July 13, 2018.