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Octopath Traveler Prequel Game Coming to Mobile

Prequel to Octopath Traveler titled "Champion of the Continent" is headed to smartphones in Japan later this year.

Even when they were shipping their turn-based role-playing title Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch, developer/publisher Square Enix probably never has thought that the game would be a great success and led to a sequel announcement.

The company is already working on a new installment for console while announced a prequel titled Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent, currently planned to release only in Japan later this year for Android and iOS devices.

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Octopath Traveler Prequel Game Coming to Mobile

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An official first trailer is released by Square Enix offering exclusive first look at the title before it sees launch on mobile platform.

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Launching as a free-to-play single-player RPG, the game is likely to feature some in-app purchases. Set in a few years earlier period to the Switch exclusive title of 2018, it will take players back in the land of Orsterra.

Original eight-character party system will return once again in their signature 2D-HD styled visuals. Featuring command-based battles, your selected protagonist stands against a great evil and will operate via touch and swipe.

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Interested player can now pre-register through their Official Website to join early access for a demo on March 12, 2019. Although announced to come out in Japan, we are still hopeful that a Western release is very much possible in a foreseeable future.

Despite moving over to smartphones for their next release, the development team assured that the series is not shifting direction or platforms at all. A mobile version will just keep the fans busy until they could wrap up production of the sequel.

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Octopath Traveler met with an immediate success upon release on July 2018 and many customers were unable to purchase a physical copy when it completely sold out in Japan, leading the publisher to issue an apology.

The franchise has currently sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide and though a free-to-play title, Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent will keep the hype among fans alive until the upcoming anticipated sequel arrives on consoles.


  1. Nintendo Games on a cellphone.. Worst F. . ing idea ever.. I'm not trying to get arthritis holding my damn phone trying to play a game.. ppl might play candy Crush and other apps on their phones but not for a long time. It hurts your hands after while. Cellphone are to thin to grab for a long petiod of time with out dropping them and ending up braking the screen.. Who ever came up with the whole gaming on cellphones idea is a stupid person.

  2. @Unknown, they actually clarified that this is because Octopath Traveler 2 is going to take a while, so they are giving out something to get busy. Not saying that they are not eyeing at the lucrative mobile gaming market.

    They probably are but also keeping in mind that their base customers are on consoles, they have no plan to shift on mobiles. They are probably testing out the smartphone territory in gaming with this.

    Hopefully, they will get a new base of customers, because the title is free-to-play and has in-app purchases. Doesn't hurt to make a few bucks on the go, does it?

    Besides, Japanese developer/publisher companies are wise enough to never abandon their customers.


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