Octopath Traveler Stadia
Courtesy of Square Enix

The widely-loved and popular turn-based RPG by Square Enix is coming to Stadia. Octopath Traveler is headed towards Stadia, according to the new ESRB rating.

Google is holding Stadia Connect, its Stadia-centric event tonight at 9:30 pm IST. We think the information was held back to be revealed during the event. As it appears, however, ESRB put up the rating page early.

Octopath Traveler is rated T for Teen, with Blood, Fantasy, Violence, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, and Use of Alcohol. The rating page mentions there are no interactive elements in the game. Here’s the description –

This is a role-playing game in which players follow a story, through the perspectives of eight different characters, in the fantasy world of Orsterra. As players explore villages and caves, they interact with locals and battle brigands, monsters, demons, and other fantastical creatures. Combat is turn-based, with players selecting attack moves from a menu. Characters use swords, spears, and magic attacks (e.g., ice spikes, fireballs) to defeat enemies; battles are highlighted by cries of pain, impact sounds, and light effects. One boss character is depicted with a bloody sickle and a bottle of blood; a pool of blood also appears in a cutscene. A handful of female characters wear outfits that reveal large amounts of cleavage; the dialogue also contains suggestive material (e.g., “That naughty mouth of yours belongs to me. Put it where it belongs…” and “Master…go pleasure yourself.”). One sequence requires players to spike a barrel of wine and give it to others; another scene depicts a slurring, hiccupping man called “Crest-bearing drunk.” The word “bastard” appears in dialogue.

Octopath Traveler is currently available on Steam and Nintendo Switch. Nintendo has played a huge role in distributing the game and marketing it. IGN has rated the game a 9.3/10 and its Metacritic score for Nintendo Switch stands at 83.

We’ll learn more about Octopath Traveler for Stadia tonight during Stadia Connect. It’s safe to assume Google will announce a release date for the same.

Google Stadia is currently available only in select countries. If you didn’t know it already, no, Stadia isn’t available in India. Even existing Stadia users in the United States aren’t quite happy with the service. Many have called it a decent effort, or an okay service.

Google has not mentioned anything about releasing Stadia for India yet. We’ll keep you updated if there’s an announcement regarding that.

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