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A Nier Automata crossover event is happening in Octopath Traveler mobile

Two Square Enix titles are crossing over, with the three main characters from Nier Automata set to feature in the Japan-only Octopath Traveler mobile title

On the left, art from Nier Automata, showing 2B and 9S. On the right, art from Octopath Traveler mobile showing various characters hovering over a circle of flame.

The Octopath Traveler mobile spin-off is holding a crossover event with Nier Automata, as showcased in some new videos from Square Enix. The three main characters from the hit RPG – 2B, 9S, and A2 – are up for grabs for a limited time, from today until March 17.

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, currently only available in Japan, is a turn-based RPG similar to the original Nintendo Switch title. It’s free-to-play, with in-app purchases and gacha elements. There’s a western release set for summer 2022, so not too long to wait. It wouldn’t be a big surprise if they have a similar event after the western release, to make sure all of us Nier fans over here can get our hands on the much-loved characters.

If you’re looking to get early access to the western release, you can pre-register on the Google Play store. We’ve also got all the details of the recent Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent trailer if you’re looking to get up to speed on everything we know so far. And, if you’re a fan of the HD-2D games, check out our Triangle Strategy preview to see some early thoughts.

Which Nier Automata characters are appearing in Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent?

The three main characters, 2B, 9S, and A2, from Nier Automata are appearing in the Octopath mobile spin-off during a limited-time event from March 1 to March 17. Grab them while you can if you’re playing the Japanese release. If not, I’m sure we’ll see a similar event after the western release – and, of course, we’ll be sure to update you if Square Enix announces anything. You can check out the 2B trailer below.

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That’s all we know about the Octopath Traveler and Nier Automata crossover. To get your mobile RPG fix right away check out our list of the best mobile RPGs to find the one that’s right for you.