Square Enix has opened pre-registration for western players interested in its upcoming mobile RPG Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. Interested parties can sign up for the new release ahead of its launch on iOS and Android platforms this summer.
Set once again in the lavish lands of Orsterra, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent will feature the fantasy RPG action and deep storytelling lore of the original 2018 adventure, stylized with that “retro 2D sprites on 3D rendered backgrounds” aesthetic that all of these mobile spin-offs tend to rock. Choose a party of “Chosen Ones” from the 64 available characters, before embarking upon a branching narrative packed with exploration, adventure, and oodles of juicy monster battles.
“A few years prior to the events of Octopath Traveler, Orsterra is ruled by tyrants hungry for “wealth, power, and fame,” reads an official blurb. “While the tyrants’ desires have unleashed a bottomless darkness upon the world… there are those who resist the darkness. You will meet them while traveling the world as “the Chosen Ones” of a divine ring. What will you obtain, and what will you experience through this journey? Soon the story will lead you to the tyrants of the land.”
Champions of the Continent sports the stunning art style of its predecessor and features familiar and original tunes from series composer Yasunori Nishiki. Very unlike the original release, however, the mobile edition of Octopath Traveler is a free-to-play title that also features a variety of in-app purchases. I’m sure that you’d already put this together, but it’s still worth clarifying.
Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent will launch on iOS and Android platforms this summer.