Gameplay wise, the trailer shows the biggest change which is the ability to have up to eight party members in battle.
At the very least, it does look to resemble numerous core functions of Octopath Traveler as a legitimate, fully-fledged single-player RPG onto the mobile platform.
Octopath Traveler, the critically acclaimed turn-based RPG that released on the Nintendo Switch previous year is getting a prequel, this time on mobile. Well, you're in luck as Square Enix is developing a version of the game specifically for iOS and Android devices.
HD-2D for smartphones - 3D CG screen effects added to pixelized graphics create a magical world on smartphones.
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Eight-character party command-based battles - Form a party of up to eight characters to fight in evolved command-based battles.
Octopath Traveler: Conquerors of the Continent's story is set around three conquerors in Osterra and you will be able to choose which story to play. The protagonist is the "chosen one" who will stand up against a great evil that gained fortune, power, and fame.
Each of the main characters has a different path action that can be used in the field.
As most mobile games, Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent will be free to play with optional purchases. You can also dish out field commands, such as 'Listen, ' 'Steal, ' and 'Hire'. There's no word on a Western launch, but in Japan, pre-registration is open, so it's coming along.
Although a port would have been entirely sensible, Square Enix has elected to mix things up instead. There's also a new Octopath game for consoles in development, though it's still a long way off by the sound of it.