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 releases on February 24, 2023. While we have a while until the release, we do 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:


Octopath Traveler warrior hikari
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The Warrior, Hikari, embarks on a journey to find his home. The once solitary warrior joins with other party members on a noble mission. Hikari wants to establish a world without conflict, no matter how hard that is to achieve in Solista. Help this fighter end war across the land on his adventure. Overpower enemies with physical attacks and boosted strength when playing as Hikari.


Octopath Traveler dancer agnea
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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 Solista 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.


Octopath Traveler merchant partitio
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Partitio has a mission to eliminate poverty from Solista. While Partitio is a merchant, he wants to see people thrive and succeed. Travel the continent to discover how Partitio can help others prosper, taking on one problem at a time. Use a bag of items and tricks to overwhelm opponents and aid players in your party.


Octopath Traveler the scholar osvald
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After tragedy strikes Osvald, he leaves on a mission for revenge. One man took all he holds dear from him, and this Scholar won’t rest until he’s killed the person responsible. Whether the Scholar takes solace in his quest for revenge is up for debate, but it’s sure to be an enthralling journey for this academic.


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 decides to escape this toxic lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if she has to lie, cheat, and steal her way throughout her journey. Throné will find her freedom in this upcoming sequel. Snag items, outsmart foes, and use magic to outsmart opponents with her unique fighting style.


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


Octopath traveler hunter ochette
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Ochette wants to be a famous hunter. Embark on a mission to find legendary beasts and prey hiding within the annals of Solista. Track, take down, and eat the rarest beasts in the land, with several hunting companions aiding you in battle.


Octopath traveler apothecary castti
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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. Learn more about her as you travel through Solista and search for clues about who you are. Use potions to protect, heal, and boost your party during your quest for remembrance.

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

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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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