Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent announced for smartphones

Judy Cobb
March 10, 2019

Octopath Traveler, the critically acclaimed turn-based RPG that released on the Nintendo Switch past year is getting a prequel, this time on mobile. Octopath Traveler looks to follow that same logic.

Square Enix's "HD-2D" Switch roleplaying game Octopath Traveler has moved a grand total of 1.5 million units, counting shipments and digital sales, since its release last July according to a Japanese announcement spotted by Gematsu.

Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha's story will be set several years before the events depicted in the original game on Nintendo Switch. The battles will let you command eight characters in a party, using swipe controls suitable for mobile devices, and you can choose between three champions for the story.

Check out the trailer for the game below.

Conquerors of the Continent is expected to launch for iOS and Android in Japan in 2019 and is free-to-play.

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Beyond that, it also appears that another console title for the series is on its way.

Although a port would have been entirely sensible, Square Enix has elected to mix things up instead.

One of the biggest changes is that the number of characters in battle has increased to eight.

The second of the two new Octopath Traveler games is another game set in the same universe, though whether it's a sequel or something else remains to be seen. Although the Octopath Traveler prequel will launch with eight characters, the developers plan to add more as post-launch content. Like the Switch version, it also features Path Actions which aid the player when gathering information, items, allies, and more (thanks, Siliconera).

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