Octopath Traveler Game Staff: 'Please Wait a While' for New Console Game
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official Japanese Twitter account for Square Enix's Octopath Traveler game series hinted at a new console game in the series on Friday, writing, "To everyone who is waiting on a new console game, we apologize, but production is going to take a little while longer, so in the meantime, we'd be happy if you enjoyed the smartphone game!"
Square Enix had announced on Friday that it is producing a new smartphone RPG in its Octopath Traveler game series titled Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (Octopath Traveler: Ruler of the Continent). The game is set on the same Orsterra continent as the original game, but is set a few years before the start of the story. Square Enix will launch the game this year, and the game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases for items.
Like the original game, the new smartphone game will have pixel art sprites combined with a 3D environment, and players will be able to form parties of up to eight characters and control them through a menu-driven battle system. Players will also be able to converse with villagers and other characters when in the field.