Summary: "Join Sam and John in a peaceful new life in Octopia, the latest DLC for Eastward, featuring farming, cooking, and building a community, now available on Steam and Nintendo Switch."
- Offers a completely new experience with its own plot, gameplay, and character settings
- Provides a peaceful escape from the chaos of the outside world
- Includes a "fast forward" function to speed up animations and skip text passages
Get ready to trade in your weapons for a more peaceful life in the latest DLC for Eastward, titled Octopia. In this parallel universe adventure, players will join Sam and John as they leave behind the chaos and monsters of their previous world to start a simpler life in Octopia. The DLC, priced at $5.99 / £4.99 / €5.89, is now available on Steam and Nintendo Switch, with a special launch offer of 15% off running until February 14th.
One of the great things about Octopia is that you don’t need to have played the base game to enjoy it. Set in a parallel universe, the DLC offers a completely new experience with its own plot, gameplay, and character settings. However, it is important to note that a copy of Eastward is required to access the DLC.
In Octopia, players will have the opportunity to lead a peaceful life and help Sam and John cultivate a worry-free existence. They can revitalize a neglected cottage and its lands, grow crops, take care of adorable animals, forage in wetlands, go fishing, and even interact with friendly ghosts. The goal is to build a thriving community by constructing and upgrading stores and homes, attracting more familiar faces to the area.
Culinary enthusiasts will also be delighted by the culinary delights offered in Octopia. Utilizing farm-fresh ingredients and John’s Cookbook, players can whip up delicious recipes and invite their neighbors to dinner to share their creations. It’s a great way to build connections over the universal language of good food.
The DLC is available on both Steam and Nintendo Switch, but it’s important to note that for the physical version on Nintendo Switch, players need to purchase the DLC from the same eShop region as the base game in order for it to activate.
For those concerned about save systems, both Eastward and the Octopia DLC have their own independent multi-save locations. This means that players can easily switch between the bustling streets of New Dam City and the peaceful countryside of Octopia whenever they need a change of pace.
As for the length of the DLC, it is estimated to take around 15 to 20 hours to clear the main content, but this can vary depending on individual playstyles. There are plenty of activities to engage in, such as discovering recipes, playing mini-games like fishing and bomb-mining, and reconnecting with familiar characters.
To enhance the gameplay experience, a “fast forward” function has been added, allowing players to speed up animations and skip text passages. They can also take a nap on the bench in front of John and Sam’s cottage to recover their physical strength while time in the game speeds up.
For those looking for tips on how to get started in Octopia, the developers have provided a Steam News blog with farm management tips. Additionally, players can access the game menu at any time to view cooking tasks, locate town residents on the map, check crop information and maturity time, and unlock more character information.
If you’re a fan of Eastward and want to show your love for the game, you’ll be excited to know that exclusive merchandise is now available for pre-order. The ‘Eastward: Design Works’ collection includes music, prints, and a stunning 250-page artbook. There are two editions to choose from, including the ‘New Dam City Deluxe Edition’ with additional goodies like art prints, posters, enamel pin badges, and more. The first 500 copies of the New Dam City version will even include a signed bookplate from the dev team.
We’re thrilled for players to dive into the simplicity and joy that await in Eastward: Octopia. It’s a charming DLC that offers a peaceful escape from the chaos of the outside world. So grab your watering can and get ready for a tranquil adventure in Octopia!
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