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GAMEPLAY: Octopath Traveler

Octopath Traveler

Take a journey through a score full of soaring melodies inspired by the soundtracks of role-playing classics.

Released in 2018, Octopath Traveler invites players to experience eight principal characters' unique stories.

The game has earned critical acclaim for its striking visuals and rich original score, both of which are influenced by Japanese role-playing games of the 1980s and 90s.

Today, we'll hear themes from the orchestral soundtrack alongside arrangements for harp, piano, strings, and more!

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PLAYLIST:
Yasunori Nishiki - The Gate of Finis (Octopath Traveler) - Harpsona

Yasunori Nishiki - Main Theme (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - Cyrus, the Scholar (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - Therion, the Thief (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - Tressa, the Merchant (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - Primrose, the Dancer (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - Ophilia, the Cleric (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - Olberic, the Warrior (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - H’aanit, the Hunter (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - Alfyn, the Apothecary (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - Oasis in the Sparkling Sands (Octopath Traveler) - Patti Rudisill and Harpsona

Yasunori Nishiki - Decisive Battle I (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki - Victory Fanfare (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Yasunori Nishiki, arr. Masahiro “Godspeed” Aoki - Daughter of the Dark God (Octopath Traveler) - Masahiro “Godspeed” Aoki, guitar and Atsuki Yoshida, violin

Yasunori Nishiki - Ending Theme (Octopath Traveler) - original soundtrack

Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund. Special thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance. Production assistance provided by Delia Zaleski. Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director. Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.

Keith Brown is the host of Matinee Classics and the host and producer of GAMEPLAY.