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  • Demand Overload: Square Enix, who self-published the game in Japan, found themselves having to apologize for physical copies of the game quickly selling out during its launch weekend, and urged consumers to buy the game digitally. Both the second and third shipments over the following weeks sold out equally as quickly. North American stores had similar issues during the first two weeks, to the point where physical copies of Octopath Traveler that were ordered via Amazon shortly after launch (briefly) ended up listed on back order for up to two months.
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  • I Knew It!: When the first two protagonists, Olberic and Primrose, were revealed, some people started speculating that the first letter of each protagonist’s name would come together to spell out Octopath. This theory started gaining widespread traction when Tressa and Alfyn were revealed, and was confirmed after the reveals of H’aanit, Therion, Cyrus, and Ophilia.
  • Limited Special Collector's Ultimate Edition: A Wayfarer's Edition is available for this game. It includes a pop-up book, cloth map of the game world, a CD with select tracks, and a replica coin along with the game.
  • Permanent Placeholder: Project Octopath Traveler was the game's Working Title. The game retained this working title status until a few months before its release. No one was surprised that Octopath Traveler ended up being the final name, considering that even the first demo had the title.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
    • Olberic and Primrose's Japanese voice actors were also previously party members together in Tales of Symphonia; in the case of more recent video games it's a reunion for Captain Ginyu and Android 21 as well.
    • Whether you switch between Japanese or English, Ophilia is basically Darkness that played the 'noble knight' archetype straight instead of lampooning it.
    • The English voice actors for Therion and Cordelia is a Newgrounds reunion.
  • Sleeper Hit: Considering the demand overload listed above, it's safe to say that neither Square Enix or Nintendo expected Octopath Traveler to sell one million copies in three weeks.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That/What Could Have Been: Apparently, Octopath Traveler was never planned to be the game's final title, given that the title of the game during development was Project: Octopath Traveler. But it stuck and became the game's final title anyway due to how unique and catchy it is.
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  • The Wiki Rule: The Octopath Traveler Wiki.


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