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Octopath Traveler Smartphone RPG Prequel Delayed to 2020

posted on by Alex Mateo

Square Enix announced on Twitter on Thursday that Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (Octopath Traveler: Ruler of the Continent), a new smartphone RPG in its Octopath Traveler game series, has been delayed from 2019 to 2020. The game's producer Yūki Yokoyama stated that the reason for the delay is revising the production schedule to properly provide the game's main story after the service launches. Yokoyama also noted that Version 1.0.0 of the game is almost complete.

The game's story takes place in the same Orsterra continent as the original game, but is set a few years before the start of the story. 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.

Square Enix previously hinted at a new console game in the series.

The first game shipped worldwide in July 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. The game then launched on PC via Steam on June 7.

Source: Octopath Traveler game's Twitter account via Siliconera

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