In a world where post-game content is the norm, it’s pretty rare to find a game without any DLC at all. However, that seems to be the direction that the creators of the role-playing game Octopath Traveler are taking for its release on the Nintendo Switch this summer.
In an interview with Dengeki Online, Square Enix producer Masashi Takahashi and director Keisuke Miyauchi of Acquire confirmed that there are no plans for Octopath Traveler DLC in the future. “I do not think at all. The product version is the finished product,” said Takahashi when asked about DLC.
During the interview, Takahashi also confirmed a few other tidbits about the game. Players expecting a “New Game Plus” of sorts will be disappointed, as the game does not come with one. It’s not all bad news, though. Takahashi notes that the game could potentially take 50-60 hours to finish.
If you’ve played the recent three-hour demo released during E3, you’ll notice that you can start with any of the eight characters in the game. Takahashi spoke on this as well, letting people know that it is even entirely possible to play the whole game without recruiting any other characters. Playing everyone’s stories, extra dungeons and more can possibly take up to 80-100 hours. There is definitely room for experimentation and replay-ability.
Octopath Traveler is the latest release from the creators of the popular Bravely Default series on the Nintendo 3DS. The RPG sports breathtaking visuals that bring the 16-bit graphics of old into the HD era, as well as old-school, turn-based strategy gameplay reminiscent of classic Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games.
The demo for Octopath Traveler is currently available on the Nintendo Switch, while the game’s proper release is set for July 13. Take a closer look at the RPG by watching its E3 trailer below.