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Octopath Traveler 2 Release Date & Time – Countdown To Launch

Octopath Traveler II is the latest entry to the celebrated JRPG. Here's its release date, platforms, preload information, and more.
Octopath Traveler 2 Release Date & Time – Countdown To Launch

The wonderful world of Solistia will open its doors to players as publisher Square Enix gears up to release their next entry in the acclaimed JRPG series: Octopath Traveler 2. Venturing into a new era, the game sees you exploring every corner of this vast world as you play out a tale for one of the eight playable protagonists in this thrilling adventure. But when will Octopath Traveler 2 release?

Noteworthy, a Prologue Demo is currently available to play, and players can pre-order Octopath Traveler 2 for a variety of gameplay platforms prior to its release later this month. In addition, those who pre-order the game can get preloading capabilities. This guide will detail the official release date and time for Octopath Traveler 2 on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and 5 consoles.

When Will Octopath Traveler 2 Come Out? Release Date & Time

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Players can experience the world of Octopath Traveler 2 by playing its three-hour Prologue Demo, available now before its global launch. (Picture: Square Enix)

Octopath Traveler 2 will launch globally on 24th February 2023 for console and PC. As for its release time, it has yet to be confirmed by the publisher as of writing; however, we can safely assume that players can start playing the game at 12 am local time for their preferred platform. Square Enix will also make preloading available for those who pre-ordered the game; its dates are platform-dependent (more on this later).

The game also has a Prologue Demo available to play before its release, which you can acquire from various digital marketplaces, including Steam. This demo covers the first three hours of Octopath Traveler 2 with Save Data enabled, allowing you to carry over all game progress to its full version from launch. Likewise, you can play all eight playable characters and progress their individual stories in the demo before the full game's release.

Can You Preload Octopath Traveler 2 Before It Releases?

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Start your adventure by choosing between one of eight playable characters in the world of Solistia. (Picture: Square Enix)

If you've pre-ordered the PlayStation 4 or 5 versions of the game, preloading will become available two days before launch on 22nd February 2023. It's been speculated that if you pre-order the game for Nintendo Switch, you may be able to preload it earlier; however, no confirmation has been made so far. Preloading for PC is available once you've pre-purchased the game via Steam. A "preload" button will appear on the game's Library page once this feature is readily available.

Octopath Traveler 2 Countdown Clock Timer

Countdown To Octopath Traveler II's Global Launch
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If you've pre-order or pre-purchased the game, you can play the Prologue Demo while waiting for preload capabilities to be available. If you're looking to buy the game at or post-launch, you can keep track of the game's official release date and time with our dedicated countdown timer.

Likewise, you can ensure your PC has met the minimum or recommended specifications before preloading begins. Additionally, you can check whether you have enough storage capacity to preload or install the game for your Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, or 5 consoles.