Following the success of Octopath Traveler for the Nintendo Switch, Square Enix announced today that a prequel to the game, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, will be coming to both iOS and Android devices sometime in 2019 in Japan.
Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is a free-to-play single-player RPG that takes place in the world of Orsterra several years before the events of Octopath Traveler for Switch. Fans can look forward in experiencing the same visual style on smartphones, and an eight-character party command based battles similar to the Switch version.
Here’s an overview of the game via the official website:
HD-2D for smartphones – 3D CG screen effects added to pixelized graphics create a magical world on smartphones.
Eight-character party command-based battles – Form a party of up to eight characters to fight in evolved command-based battles. Smooth gameplay with swipe controls.
Choice of story between three reigning champions – The setting is the Orsterra continent. The protagonist is a “Chosen One” who will fight against a great evil that has achieved fortune, power, and fame.
Field commands – Take various actions towards characters on the field. Try out all sorts of things, such as “Listen” for information, “Steal” an item, “Hire” an ally, and more.
Fans can now pre-register at the official website. In addition, Square Enix will be taking applications on March 12 for players to gain access to an exclusive early demo.
In regards to a new console game, the official twitter account of Octopath Traveler tweeted, “Everyone waiting for a new game on console, we’re sorry, but production will take a little while longer, so in the meantime, we hope you can enjoy [the smartphone game]!”
Check out the announcement trailer below:
Octopath Traveler is available now for Nintendo Switch. Those who are waiting for the smartphone version, it will be released later this year in Japan. Hopefully, with the success of the game in North America, Square Enix will eventually release it here.