Is Octopath Traveler Coming Out to Other Consoles? Find out Here
Nintendo™ Switch – US, EU, JAPAN
Last month, Square Enix’s new Division Executive, Tomoya Asano, said that they are focusing on Switch titles. But that statement was shattered by co-producer Masashi Takahashi. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, Masashi said that Switch is not the only platform that they’re working on.
You can find Masashi exact words below:
“As you may know at first the team was just the Bravely Default team, it was just a development team and not a division,” Takahashi said. “But because the game did well and sold well we became a special division. Yes, we worked on Octopath Traveler and we’re working on Switch titles, but that doesn’t mean we’re only working on Switch titles.”
So for those who are wondering if Octopath Traveler will be ported out to other consoles, your question has been (slightly) answered. Although this answer may be a yes or no. But, let’s keep our hopes up because the huge possibility is there.
Also, the co-producer revealed their two reasons why they chose Switch for the Octopath Traveler.
“There are two reasons for Switch. We already had experience with Nintendo with Bravely Default, and we’d decided to have Octopath as a worldwide experience. When we had to search for a partner for that, we had real confidence in Nintendo for that. And it’s an RPG – that means you have to play a long time, and because our target audience was adults – like us – it’s hard for us to be seated on the sofa for so long. Our lifestyle, you want to play in bed before you sleep for an hour.”
Furthermore, Masashi revealed the story behind why Square Enix makes games globally – not just for the Japanese people. According to him, they really thought that Bravely Default was just for the Japanese gamers. But when it was released in Japan, Nintendo told them that many players outside Japan are interested in the game.
At that moment, Masashi realized that they are just doing what they love as Japanese gamers themselves. And surprisingly everyone loved it.
“That’s when I realized that we had no need to try and fit the tendencies of western users. I discovered that I’m Japanese, and with Octopath Traveler we just wanted to make a game we’d like ourselves, and if we like the game maybe western people would also play this game. When we started development of Octopath, we decided that it’d be a worldwide release. We didn’t put in any features for western gamers, though – we just created the game that we wanted to play as Japanese developers.”
OCTOPATH TRAVELER IS NOW OUT!
Octopath Traveler tells us the story of eight various travelers each with unique abilities. The game starts off with one protagonist. But as you wander around, you’ll be able to meet the other seven travelers. The game allows you to explore each traveler’s story and abilities that are beneficial for your venture.
Moreover, you can have a maximum of four active heroes in your troop. But once you encounter another hero, you can switch them into any of your current members at any time. Meaning, you can follow all of the traveler’s story in one gameplay.
Take the path you wish to walk and discover what prevails behind the horizon.
For more information about the game, you can refer to the below details.
- Explore multiple, distinct RPG adventures in a world created by Square Enix
- Choose from eight characters, each with their own distinct story
- The path you choose to pursue will affect where your adventure ends
- Deep, strategic turn-based combat with a layered battle system
- Music and visuals inspired by retro RPGs brought to life with modern touches
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