Following some rumours earlier this week, Octopath Traveler II has now shadow dropped on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Game Pass.

You can buy the game from Microsoft's store for $59.99 USD (or your regional equivalent) or download it right away with your Game Pass subscription. Alongside this, Square Enix's original Octopath Traveler game has also returned to Game Pass.

Both games will be available on the service until January 2026, according to the Square Enix website. In addition to this, the first and second game can be purchased in a bundle for $74.99.

Square Enix has also sent a new update live for Octopath Traveler II which adds an 'Extra Battle' mode, which becomes availalbe once you defeat the final boss in the last chapter. This new mode will allow you to test your skills against "newly added tough opponents" which also happens to include the cast of the original game.

This latest update bumps the sequel up to Version 1.1.0 and also makes some edits to the credits, various graphics, and adds some new tutorial text for the latest update.

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Image: Square Enix

If you're curious to know more about Octopath Traveler II, here's a bit about this sequel from the Microsoft Store. Our sibling site Nintendo Life also gave it an "excellent" nine out of ten stars, so it's well worth a look if you're an RPG fan.

"This game is a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which was initially released in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights. In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers venture forth into an exciting new era. Where will you go? What will you do? Whose tale will you bring to life? Every path is yours to take. Embark on an adventure all your own."

So, if you've been eager to check out Octopath Traveler II on Xbox or perhaps missed the first one when it was previously available on Game Pass, now is your chance to check them both out.

Will you be giving either of these games a go? Let us know in the comments.