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.
The first game shipped worldwide in July 2018 for the Nintendo Switch.
Source: Octopath Traveler game’s Twitter account via Siliconera