There have been some strange cooperations in the past, but the cooperation between Square Enix and the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg is really unique. This is how the memorable campfire scene was exhibited Octopath Traveler II now after.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, Miniatur Wunderland is the largest model railway system in the world. Located in Hamburg’s historic warehouse district, it has been inspiring young and old for decades. And now also fans of the Japanese retro RPG, which was released only recently.
Octopath Traveler II: Over 120 hours of manual labor went into the miniatures
The recreated scene is the cover artwork of Octopath Traveler II, in which one the eight playable characters of the role-playing game sitting comfortably around a soothing campfire in HD 2D style. So Ochette, Castti, Throné, Osvald, Partitio, Agnea, Temeons and Hikari sit together under the miniature trees in the “America” section.
The figures of the Octopath Traveler II heroes were all painstakingly handcrafted, for which the Hamburg team invested a total of over 120 hours of work. In the video shown above we see the process of creation and the finished result in detail. The comparison with the scene from the game shows the precision with which the model builders approached the project.
The Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg opened its doors in 2001 after being conceived by the twin brothers Gerrit and Frederik Braun. It covers an area of approximately 1,545 square meters and accommodates over 16,118 meters of 1:87 scale track. More than 10,000 trains and other vehicles drive through the facility every day, while a total of around 290,000 figures are at home in the lovingly designed miniature exhibition.