One of the coolest thing about the Nintendo Switch has been the pattern of demos and betas available ahead of launch for Nintendo exclusive titles. These opportunities give players a chance to get a taste for free, before committing to a $60 experience. Octopath Traveler takes this trend a step further and actually allows players to take any progress made in the Prologue demo over to the full game when it launches in a few days.
The Octopath Traveler Prologue demo gives players a chance to experience up to three hours of the title for free. Players select their starting character and then are set free into the world to battle, loot, and level up. After the timer is reached, the demo concludes, but players’ saved file is still safe and sound on the machine. To help incentivize picking up the full game, Nintendo and Square Enix allow players to transfer over that save state once the real game is purchased.
The transfer is actually very quick and easy, which comes as a relief. Players simply need to boot up the full game (after it launches on July 13) and head to the main menu. Once there, the game will automatically recognize that there is a saved file on the demo and ask the user if they would like to import it. From there, players can jump back in and pick up right where they left off.
After players have transfered the save state over and started playing again, they can save their progress and then there will no longer be a need to keep the demo on the Switch. Considering the limited hard drive space available on the Switch, many gamers will be happy to be able to trash that download.
For players who decide not to import the save file when the prompt first pops up, there is the option to change your mind later. The main menu includes an import from demo option, so players can click that if they change their mind or simply missed the prompt the first time the game booted up.
That’s all there is to it! Check back later this week for more tips and guides.
Octopath Traveler launches July 13, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.