'Octopath Traveler' Adds Four New 'Secret Jobs'

Producer Masashi Takahashi and composer Yasunori Nishiki took the stage at Japan Expo 2018 in Paris to talk about four "secret jobs" that will be available in Square Enix's upcoming Nintendo Switch RPG, Octopath Traveler. The new jobs are: Enchanter, Rune Lord, Warlord and Augur. Unfortunately, we still don't know much about the four new jobs can actually do in-game.

Check out the tweet from Nintendo France announcing the new job categories below.

[ANNONCE] En plus des 8 métiers déjà présentés, M. Nishiki et M. Takahashi ont dévoilé 4 métiers secrets dans #OCTOPATHTRAVELER : Maître de guerre, Enchanteur, Augure et Seigneur des runes ! Lequel vous tente le plus ?
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— Nintendo France (@NintendoFrance) July 6, 2018

Octopath Traveler allows players to take the role of eight different characters, each with their own job. It's interesting that Square Enix would add four more jobs (for a total of 12) to the game, because it suggests there could be four new characters added. However, these four jobs might also be advanced jobs learned by the other eight characters.

The eight jobs confirmed for Octopath Traveler all have various effects that help each character traverse the world and accomplish their personal missions. These include: Cleric, Scholar, Merchant, Warrior, Dancer, Hunter, Thief and Apothecary.

Clerics are masters of staves, and skilled at healing others using magic. Scholars use various magic attacks that can hit multiple enemies. Merchants can earn more money and gain items that are normally unobtainable. Warriors are normally the focus of attacks, but have enough power to break through defenses. Dancers use support magic to help others in battle. Hunters can befriend animals to use in combat. Thieves are quick physical attackers and capable of stealing valuable items from enemies. Finally, Apothecaries can use materials to create items to help their teammates.

Octopath Traveler releases July 13, so all the secrets of the game will be revealed soon. A demo is currently available on the Nintendo eShop, with ability to transfer progress to the full game when it comes out.

What do you think of the four new jobs in Octopath Traveler ? What do you think they do? Let us know in the comments section below.