JRPG Octopath Traveler is receiving a mobile prequel, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, and the game will be released in Japan on October 28. Octopath Traveler’s Twitter posted the announcement and also shared a new trailer. In honor of the game already reaching 500,000 pre-registrations, Square Enix also released a battle theme song for the antagonist Arguste.
Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent‘s development was announced back in March 2019, and the dev team confirmed that the mobile game will retain Octopath Traveler’s signature “HD-2D” look. According to a translation by Dualshockers, Champions of the Continent will be more like a single-player RPG, rather than a social game. As for plot revealed so far, the game follows characters as they confront and defeat three antagonists whose “endless ambition plunged the continent into darkness.” The three enemies are the one who holds wealth, “The Witch of Greed” Helminia, the one who holds power, “The Hero” Titus, and the one who holds glory, “The Playwright” Arguste.
In his Octopath Traveler review, Peter Brown said the game “thrives on its character progression and the temptations of high-level challenges and rewards. The promise of new jobs, exciting boss fights, and powerful gear will inspire you to poke around every corner, and there are no shortage of discoveries to strive for. And all the while, you’re treated to one of the most interesting and effective re-imaginings of a retro aesthetic around. Octopath will likely be a divisive game due to its fractured storytelling, but it’s one worth playing despite its lesser qualities. Its high points are simply too good to ignore.”
It remains to be seen if Square Enix plans to release Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent in the West.
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