Showing posts with label Octopath Traveler. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Octopath Traveler. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2019

Octopath Traveler on PC Confirmed by Square Enix

Square Enix is officially porting acclaimed role-playing game Octopath Traveler from Nintendo Switch to Steam.

After accidentally announcing news of their award-winning RPG title Octopath Traveler coming to Steam in an official blog post last week and deleting it shortly afterwards, developer/publisher Square Enix have finally confirmed its arrival on PC.

Whatever reasons they had for deleting original post that has leaked the announcement in advance, it appears that it is indeed launching this year on June 7 and will be released digitally on Valve's digital distribution platform.

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Octopath Traveler on PC Confirmed by Square Enix

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To give PC gamers a brief introduction, here goes a brand-new trailer heralding release of this acclaimed JRPG title.




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Players take on a unique journey from one of the eight main protagonist characters, each following a distinctive yet interlaced path of adventure on a fictional land of Orsterra that would finally have them unite with rest of their peers.

They would often come across NPCs during quest and sometime engage in confrontation using different abilities via a turn-based combat system. Also, they can be helpful at times in building reputation, getting new armor and finding items.

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We are still not sure that whether or not the game would go through any significant changes switching form Nintendo Switch to Steam since there was no mention of adding any special feature but we may expect some higher frame rates perhaps.

To match upgraded visuals of modern day consoles, it is rendered in a graphical aesthetic that developers termed as HD-2D, which offers high-definition textures while retaining a retro-vibe capturing essence of 16-bit era of video games.

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Embark an Epic Journey

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Previously thought to be a Switch-exclusive, the role-playing sensation has rocked the platform upon release last year by taking only less than a week for stock of physical copies to completely run out in Japan and selling over a million copies within a month.

Octopath Traveler not only met with instant commercial success but critics have praised it on high regards in general and now Square Enix is even working on a prequel game to launch on Android and iOS devices, which will be free-to-play.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

Square Enix has accidentally confirmed PC version of Octopath Traveler after a Korean rating has teased it earlier.

While working on Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch, developer Square Enix might have never thought of what a phenomenon it would become but players on other platform could never have that experience because of Switch exclusivity.

However, a Korean game rating for a PC version of the game was spotted online last week, which clearly hints at launch of a possible port and that theory is confirmed recently, according to a now-deleted official blog post.

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Octopath Traveler for PC Leaked by Square Enix

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No longer remaining an exclusive, players on PC would be able to roam through the land of Orsterra for a magical ride via Steam from June 7. Whether or not there will be any notable changes to upcoming port is not mentioned yet though.

That same rating from Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea also suggests for Bandai Namco to publish the acclaimed JRPG on the region. Previously, release of Super Bomberman R title to PlayStation 4 was leaked similarly by a rating online.

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Players can start by simply picking up from eight different characters of certain abilities to walk on their unique adventurous path. As your quest starts, there are other seven heroes to recruit in your cause and NPCs to interact with upon meeting.

The game employs a battle system that is very easy to get into and features some exciting boss battles. Aside from its beloved character progression elements, it appealed to audience for a distinctive HD-2D style of graphical aesthetic.

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

After pleasing critics and players alike, it even becomes one of the best-selling games on the platform. When publisher Nintendo released it on Japan, physical copies of the game was initially sold out in less than a week.

Octopath Traveler is currently available for Nintendo Switch and soon will be heading over to Steam. A prequel game titled Champion of the Continent is announced by Square Enix to arrive on Android and iOS devices later this year.

Friday, March 8, 2019

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.

RELATED: Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

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.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Nintendo Switch New Year Digital Sale

Nintendo offers exciting discounted deals for some major Switch titles in New Year Digital Sale!

January often sees a slow pace for video game sales because of the long gap between the holiday shopping prior and many upcoming major releases each year. It leads to major game companies offering various sales to players, except Nintendo.

However, this year they have decided to make an exception perhaps by offering a New Year's sale for digital Nintendo Switch games. Check out retailer outlet like Amazon or Nintendo eShop to get your hands on some of that pie they are serving.

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Nintendo Switch New Year's Digital Sale

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Some of the first-party Nintendo titles we would like to mention for your Switch console are Arms, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2 and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Gold Edition.

Other third-party titles with discount include Civilization VI, Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD, LEGO DC Super-Villains, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Namco Museum, Octopath Traveler, Okami HD, Starlink: Battle for Atlas and The Gardens Between.

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Nintendo New Year's Digital Sale Games on 30% Off

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Many of you may have gotten a Switch handheld during the holiday season earlier and this right here is a perfect time to grab some of the great titles you have been looking forward to and you better hurry up because the sale ends on January 10, 2019.

It is safe to say that Nintendo doesn't usually offer discount or sale on popular titles but when they do, they throw out New Year's digital sale like this and to be very frank, it is really nice seeing them treating the fans with one of their best discounts anyone has ever seen.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

Developer/publisher Square Enix apologizes for stock shortage of their JRPG title Octopath Traveler in Japan.

During National Marine Day holiday in Japan, turn-based RPG title Octopath Traveler was released for Nintendo Switch by developer Square Enix and publisher Nintendo. This fantasy JRPG was heavily anticipated since reveal and is accepted pretty well upon release.

Fans and critics alike are all very positive about it but neither of the developer or co-publisher had thought that it will become so demanding all of a sudden that it would completely sell out in Japan and U.S. in less than a week.

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Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

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Early reviews of the game were frequently favorable considering beautiful graphics resembling to 16-bit console era and an engaging gameplay. Released this Friday as a Switch-exclusive, it already sold out in many retailers of Japan and Amazon.

Physical copies have also run out in United States, making it extremely difficult for fans to collect one for them. It usually takes 1 to 2 months worth of wait for a boxed copy to deliver to them and players cannot do anything but wait.

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So, developer/publisher Square Enix decided to issue an apology for not being able to supply enough physical copies according to fan-demand via a Tweet.



Translated from Japanese, the Tweet reads out:

We are sorry that some of the shops are out of stock in the three holidays!You can also consider the DL version and the download card for sale at Lawson!

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In UK, the game is currently on third place on their national sales charts with signs of only going further above. Clearly, the Japanese developers didn't oversee such high demand for their throwback title coming on its opening weekend.

This instant success JRPG has eight playable characters to control before embarking on a journey into a world of storybook. Players are hooked to the art styles and textures in 2.5D pixel, which creates a nostalgic feeling.

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Overall atmosphere suggests that developers were hugely inspired by Final Fantasy series before crafting it in modern day visuals. Despite disappointing many fans, this stock crisis signals for an immense success and more sales of Nintendo Switch console.

Square Enix also suggests that if you are too eager to play it and not willing to wait for long, then you should go for digital version right away. Octopath Traveler sold 110,111 units until hit by a stock shortage and secured number one place at the sales chart.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Nintendo Direct E3 2018

With every long-awaited Nintendo trailer from E3 2018, Nintendo absolutely killed it this year. Don't miss any of it.

In the wake of E3 2018, many big-name developers and publishers were busy making announcements for their upcoming releases. Nintendo too made some declarations during the occasion that have their fans go crazy in excitement.

Mostly, Nintendo Direct was a pre-recorded footage of their upcoming titles like always. An earlier leak that revealed Battle Royale game Fortnite coming to Nintendo Switch had a few other games listed alongside and they too got announced as well.

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Nintendo Direct E3 2018

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Let's quickly take a glance at all these exciting game announcements Nintendo had in store for fans during E3.

Killer Queen Black | Nintendo Switch




Arcade's one of the most popular titles Killer Queen makes a major comeback as Killer Queen Black. With improved graphics and smooth gameplay, the game has been rebuilt on the base of the original to be compatible with consoles.

This action/strategy platformer now supports a multiplayer of highest eight players for a ton of fun. Arena, Custom, Quick Match and Ranked are four distinct modes you can explore in this sequel to Killer Queen that has the potential to become a favorite for many online streamers.

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Killer Queen Black Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses | Nintendo Switch




Releasing as the sixteenth game from Fire Emblem series following Radiant Dawn, Fire Emblem: Three Houses is an upcoming tactical role-playing game that is expected to be available on Switch consoles sometime in spring 2019!

This turn-based tactical RPG takes you to Fódlan as you play with Byleth, Edelgard, Dimitri and Claude. Every strategic twist can turn the tables in battlefield as you go. This is definitely an exciting news for the fans of this particular franchise.

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Overcooked 2 | Nintendo Switch




The sequel to fun-filled cooking game Overcooked is coming back and will start serving up on Nintendo Switch from August 7. Overcooked 2 lets you team-up with four of your friends in a local wireless co-op multiplayer as well as online.

Developers have introduced more chefs, kitchens and new recipes to unleash some next level cooking madness as you boil, bake or burn stuff up. Throwing ingredients at each other can now become a thing and changing of stages will be there too.

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Overcooked 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Super Mario Party | Nintendo Switch




A party video game from Mario Party franchise, Super Mario Party will come to Switch handheld this year on 5 October. For the first time in the entire series, it has an online multiplayer feature which lets you play the 80 mini-games come along with it.

This one is a game for family or friends and filled with joy as you can play it in many different ways as well as the original Mario Party board game. With characters like Goomba and Bowser joining in, this one is a must have for any fans of Mario games.

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Super Mario Party Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country | Expansion Pack DLC




Torna ~ The Golden Country is an Expansion Pass to get access to explore some brand-new content and new story arc from action role-playing game Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Also, New Quests Packs, Rare Blade Pack and few other helpful items come along with this DLC.

Battle Challenge Mode brings Shulk and Fiora as playable Blades and players will receive items and treasures as loot upon completing different challenges by taking down enemy hordes as they test their skills.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Torna ~ The Golden Country Expansion Pack DLC Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Nintendo Switch




Every fan-favorite character that ever appeared in any Smash game ever will show up in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Some of these fighters are meant to be added as DLC and this is a completely new game build with tweaked moves for each of them.

There are a total of 60 characters from more than 30 games in it, which includes some exclusive entries like Inklings from paint-shooter game Splatoon, Princess Daisy of Mario games and Solid Snake from Metal Gear franchise, except for Waluigi of Mario spin-off series.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Daemon X Machina | Nintendo Switch




The next title on the list is a mech action game Daemon X Machina from Marvelous and First Studio, currently slated to release on 2019. Those who have been familiar with From Software’s Armored Core series can relate a lot to this game.

Wearing a fully customized power suit you will be mowing down enemy forces in fast-paced action sequences with a character which is also customizable. Some brief gameplay moments from the clip was truly amazing and was one of the most pleasant surprises for many.

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Daemon X Machina Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Octopath Traveler | Nintendo Switch




Publisher Square Enix’s upcoming turn-based role-playing fantasy epic Octopath Traveler lets you play as eight different travelers into their own unique adventures and each of them brings a set of special skills that will help you win battles.

Players are allowed to save up their choices to transfer the data into the main game later. Use your hardly earned Boost Points and use them wisely against your opponents to empower your commands to either mount strategic defenses or hit them multiple times.

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Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Hollow Knight | Nintendo Switch




After conquering every Mac and PC, side-scrolling 2D styled action game Hollow Knight is headed to Switch now. You venture into the unfriendly territory of insect kingdom known as Hallownest for an adventurous ride as a Knight.

Evolve as you play and improve your skills, speed and strength. Already added areas to explore, characters to interact and bosses to duel within all the content pack released till date, it will also get you the final free pack Gods and Glory later this year!

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Hollow Knight Nintendo Switch Available Now

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Looking at all of these announcements, we can tell this for sure that Nintendo is planning to dominate sales charts with Nintendo Switch for the entirety of 2018. Each of those games is enough to set the fans in frenzy but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will take the cake.

Fortnite getting a surprise release on Switch was also one of the winning points but lack of news on a Pokémon game for their next gen portable console was there too. People were curious to know about the progress of Metroid Prime 4 and upcoming Yoshi game.