Retro-throwback style RPG 8-Bit Adventures 2 launches for PC on January 31

Critical Games has announced that 8-Bit Adventures 2 will launch on January 31 for PC (Steam, GOG). Console versions for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch will launch later in the year.

8-Bit Adventures 2 is a retro-throwback style RPG, with a visual style reminiscent of classic Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. However, this classic aesthetic is paired with more modern sensibilities, such as the ability to save anywhere and no random encounters. While the game is technically a sequel to 8-Bit Adventures: The Forgotten Journey, the developer states that newcomers can start with this one.

A new trailer and description can be found below.

8-Bit Adventures 2 officially releases on PC (Steam and GOG) on January 31st, 2023 – with PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch versions coming later that same year.

8-Bit Adventures 2 is everything you love about classic JRPGs - with all of the charm, heart and soul, but none of the inconvenience.

That means you can experience an earnest, engaging storyline; relatable, easy-to-love characters; strategic turn-based battles; deep party customisation; bizarre monsters; an unforgettable soundtrack; and a large, fantastical world, traversed by Airship, and brought to life by vibrant 8-Bit inspired visuals. It may be a sequel, but anyone can jump into this brand new JRPG adventure!