Nintendo began streaming an overview launch trailer on Friday for Octopath Traveler, Square Enix's new original role-playing game project for the Nintendo Switch. The video introduces the game's eight protagonists and different game systems. The game shipped worldwide on Friday. At the beginning of the game, the player will choose one of the characters to follow, but will be able to meet the others along the way. The player can swap recruited characters into their party of four at taverns. All stories are accessible via one playthrough. Each of the main characters has a different path action that can be used in the field. For example, Olberic can challenge other characters to duels, while Ophilia can guide NPCs to where they need to go. Each player also has a unique talent that can be used in battle. The same team who worked on the Bravely Default game worked on the game.