Octopath Traveler II: Who are the new Protagonists?

Get to know the new cast in this exciting sequel!

Octopath Traveler has a sequel on the horizon. Octopath Traveler II was released on February 24, 2023. While we have a while until the release, we know our new protagonists. Fans of Square Enix’s RPG have a new cast of characters to control during the sequel, though the classes may seem familiar. Find out who you’ll manage in Octopath Traveler II and a bit about their backstories:

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Octopath Traveler II’s Protagonists

Octopath Traveler II characters
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There are eight unique characters in Octopath Traveler II, each employing its class. Unite and take on the stories of each traveler during the game. Each party member has reasons for heading out on this adventure. Find out which of the cast best suits your interests below:

Hikari Ku

Octopath Traveler warrior hikari
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The Warrior, Hikari, embarks on a journey to find allies to help him regain his country. After his tyrannical brother overthrows the king of Ku, this prince is exiled. The once solitary warrior joins other party members on a noble mission to free his people from an imperialist ruler. Grow strong with these new allies and return to dethrone this despot, establishing a world without conflict, no matter how hard that is to achieve in Solistia. Overpower enemies with physical attacks and boosted strength when playing as Hikari.

Agnea Bristani

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Agnea’s dream is to find fame for her dancing skills. Her mother inspired her to bring joy to others, being a dancer as well. Travel through Solistia with the other party members to become the most acclaimed dancer on the continent. Learn about Agnea along the way, and cheer up people worldwide. Boost party members and yourself with unique dancing moves.

Partitio Yellowil

Octopath Traveler merchant partitio
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Partitio aims to eliminate poverty from Solistia. After seeing the horrors of capitalism wring his home dry, Partitio uses cunning and wit to take his wealth back. With deep pockets and a group of allies by his side, Partitio aims to travel the continent and discover how to help others prosper. Use various weapons, skills, and tricks to overwhelm opponents or aid players in your party.

Osvald V. Vanstein

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Framed for the murder of his wife and daughter, Osvald is sent to prison. One man took all he holds dear from him, and this Scholar won’t rest until he’s killed the person responsible. After escaping prison and finding allies, Osvald sets out to find the man responsible for ruining his life. No matter what it takes, Osvald won’t stop until he gets revenge.

Throné Anguis

Octopath Traveler the thief Throné
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Throné seeks her freedom in Octopath Traveler II. After falling victim to slavery and abuse, Throné escapes this toxic lifestyle. However, Throné must remove the collar from her oppressors to truly be free. With several locks fastened to her neck, you’ll need to get the keys from your former masters, who are scattered around Solistia. Snag items, outsmart foes, and use magic to overcome opponents with her unique fighting style.

Temenos Mistral

Octopath Traveler cleric temenos
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Like many other academic characters, Temenos seeks knowledge on his adventure. Find the truth behind the perplexing murder of a priest in Solistia, master magic, and meet several engaging party members. Use your healing prowess to keep the party alive in tough battles.


Octopath traveler hunter ochette
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Ochette wants to prevent the Night of the Scarlet Moon: a calamity said to fall on her island every few centuries. Embark on a mission to find three legendary beasts that can help defend your home. Track, capture, and eat the rarest beasts in the land, with several hunting companions aiding you in battle.

Castti Florenz

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Not every character has a concrete goal in Octopath Traveler II. Castti must discover who she is on a journey for self-discovery. After washing up on a boat in an unfamiliar town, Castii remembers nothing of herself. Learn more about her as you travel through Solistia and search for clues about her past. Use potions to protect, heal, and boost your party during your quest for remembrance.

To see the full Launch Trailer for Octopath Traveler II, see the video below:

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

I'm Tai, the New Games lead, Writer, and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Final Fantasy XIV, Cuphead, God of War 2018, Persona 5, and Smash Bros.

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