Square Enix Announces an Octopath Travler Mobile Project

Friday, March 8th, 2019

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Square Enix has dropped a trailer revealing that a new Octopath Traveler mobile spinoff game is in the works. The new title is called Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. Initial translations suggest that it is not a port of the original Nintendo Switch title, and that it may have proper stories for all eight characters. It sounds like in-game movement will be more of an on-rails experience with touch and swiping motions. The Octopath Traveler mobile spinoff is set be a prequel, with a focus on single player gameplay. In fact, a Famitsu interview says there are no multiplayer components to the game, and that they have no plans to add any either. It also says that more story will be added to the game on a monthly basis after that, most likely as in-app purchases. Here is the first trailer:

 

While Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is planning to launch on both Android and iOS sometime later this year in Japan, there is no word on whether it will come to western audiences. Regardless, the news of its existence has drawn the ire of some Octopath Traveler fans. It seems likely that it will feature in-app purchases, which many do not like. There’s also the elephant in the room: the mobile games industry’s less than stellar reputation. Meanwhile, other fans are defending the game’s existence, and sending the message that we should wait and see how it turns out. It is safe to say that many are not getting their hopes up, though.

 

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