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Square-Enix teases Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent localization

A localization could be on the way

Are you hoping to get your hands on Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, the mobile spin-off for Octopath Traveler? Right now the game is only announced for Japan, but Square-Enix might be looking to work on an English version later on. Square-Enix has been answering fan questions about the game, and one of the answers pertained to a localization. Check out the answer below.

“Thank you for your inquiry concerning our products. The reason we started creating this game was because we would like more and more people to immerse themselves in the world of OCTOPATH TRAVELER. We would definitely like to provide various opportunities for our players. However, at the moment we are doing our best in order to accomplish the Japanese domestic version. About other development plans, please wait for further information.”

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent hits 400k registrations, soundtrack sample shared

The sweet sounds of Yasunori Nishiki

Square-Enix has announced that Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent has hit 400k registrations. In honor of the milestone, a new soundtrack sample has been shared. The song was composed by Yasunori Nishiki, who also handled the music for Octopath Traveler.

Square-Enix shares new gameplay details on Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, internet connection required

A sizable mobile adventure

Square-Enix has shared a new round of info on the upcoming Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent mobile game. Check out a rundown of the new details below.

- takes place on the same continent of Orsterra, a few years before Octopath Traveler
- all 8 regions from the Switch game appear, a
- some of the towns are returning
- some towns have areas only accessible in this game
- completely original story, and you don’t need to have played the Switch game to enjoy
- being developed as a single-player RPG
- no competitive elements against other players, and no plans to add such things
- the team will do their "utmost to avoid adding playable content that is limited-time only"
- content that you can slowly enjoy like a traveler in the world of Octopath Traveler might be added later
- players can enjoy this game at their own pace
- explore and battle, obtain materials, and get the weapons by making them at the blacksmith
- you can also obtain them via chests and Path Actions
- the protagonist’s job class is predetermined
- there are eight weapons you can use: Swords, Daggers, Axes, Polearms, Bows, Fans, Books, and Staves
- internet connection is required
- the game is made so that you can progress onwards in the game until important points, which is when connection is checked

Square-Enix releases an Octopath Traveler: Conquerors of the Continent "behind the scenes" music featurette

Time to face the music

Square-Enix is promoting the upcoming release of Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent with a special featurette. The video above gives a look at the music recording sessions for the game, which appear to be getting the same attention to detail the Switch title got. Great to see this much effort put into the mobile spin-off!

Official Octopath Traveler short novel releasing in Japan

A novel idea

Square-Enix has revealed a short novel based on Octopath Traveler, and it's set to launch in Japan on July 20th, 2019. The book is entitled “Octopath Traveler: The Four Paths Of Eight Travelers,” and features four short stories focusing on the eight main characters. The book will cost 1,000 Yen.

Square-Enix shares new artwork and the theme for Helminia in Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent

200k registrations already!

Square-Enix is celebrating 200k registrations for Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent with some new content. They've shared both the theme for and artwork of Helminia, one of the main antagonists in the game. Check out her new art below.

Check out new screens for Octopath Traveler: Conquerors of the Continent, plus info on battles, Path Actions, and more

A beefy mobile experience

Check out more screens here

Time for some new details on Octopath Traveler: Conquerors of the Continent, the upcoming mobile spin-off for Octopath Traveler. Check out tidbits on

Battle

- battle system focuses mainly on the Break & Boost system
- you can charge up moves or defense with BP, which can be strategically saved for key moments
- attack attributes, where attacking with attacks that enemies are weak to will lower their shield gauge
- when a shield is broken, it leads to a vulnerable, defenseless state.
- battles occur via random encounter
- you’ll be able to see the stronger enemies on the map

Path Actions

- talk to NPCs, and perform Path Actions on them
- this includes listening in on more information with the Inquire Action
- request them to join you as Supporter allies, and each NPC has different abilities

The Conqueror’s Misdeeds

- after you choose the story of Wealth, Power, or Glory, you'll have the option of seeing the two paths you didn't pick later
- in this story, the Conquerors are great evils who force their will over the land
- this includes the “Witch of Greed” Helminia’s violent actions against the peasants
- there are young girls who are made to sell “suspicious powder” around town at exorbitant prices
- Titus is a former hero who wishes to create a strong army, no matter the cost
- in order to do so, he kidnaps a researcher’s wife in order to force him to work on a physical ability-enhancing drug
- he makes sure to take advantage of other people’s weaknesses in order to get his will done
- he even makes a servant who’s served him faithfully for 10 years be a test subject

Square-Enix hosting Octopath Traveler + Switch giveaway in Japan

8 giveaways, 8 games, 8 Switches

Square-Enix has announced the kickoff of an Octopath Traveler + Switch giveaway in Japan. Square-Enix wants to celebrate a milestone for the upcoming Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent mobile game, which they say over 100k people have signed up for. In honor of hitting 100k, Square-Enix will be giving away 8 copies of Octopath Traveler bundled with 8 Switch units. The contest is super simple to enter, as all you have to do is follow the official Octopath Traveler Twitter account, and retweet the contest.

Square-Enix explains why they decided to make Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, details when development started

The when and why explained

The announcement of Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent seemed to come out of nowhere. No one was expecting more from the Octopath Traveler world so soon after the Switch game, nor did they expect a mobile title! Wondering why Square-Enix decided to go mobile with this spin-off? Octopath Traveler planner/producer Tomoya Asano explains in a Famitsu interview.

When we announced Octopath Traveler and were advertising it, we heard a lot of people say that the game “looked fun,” but they “didn’t have a Switch.” So, we wondered: “If we developed an Octopath game for smartphones, would more people be able to play it?” That was our impetus.

We also learn when development on Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent started. Believe it or not, the mobile game was being worked on even before development of Octopath Traveler proper was wrapped!

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent - New info on story and the three antagonists

Wealth, power, or glory?

A few more details have come in for Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, the mobile companion title to Octopath Traveler on Switch. Some of this is info we've heard, but fleshed out in a greater way. Other details are brand-new. Check it all out below!

Story synopsis

A few years before the tale of the 8 traveling heroes…

The continent of Orsterra was dominated by those who respectively reached the apex of wealth, power and glory. Their endless ambition plunged the continent into darkness. However, multiple individuals stood up against them…

As the one “chosen by the ring”, you will travel the world, and meet those rebels. What will you feel, what will you grasp at the end of your journey? Go forth, towards the story you seek…And craft the legend of the Continent’s Champions.

Characters

There are three main antagonists in Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. Depending on which of the three story paths you take, the antagonists you'll encounter are as follows.

The one who holds wealth, “The Witch of Greed” Helminia
The one who holds power, “The Hero” Titus
The one who holds glory, “The Playwright” Arguste

In search of wealth, you will begin your adventure in the deep forests of the Woodlands region. The one who stands in your path is “The Witch of Greed” Helminia. The witch has embezzled an immense fortune in Valore, dying the town in darkness.

In search of power, you will begin your adventure in the snow-covered Frostlands region. The one who stands in your path is “The Hero” Titus. He controls the Red Wings, an organization made to rehabilitate ex-convicts. He rules over the town of Amberglow with an iron fist.

In search of glory, you will begin your adventure in the rich plains of the Flatlands region. The one who stands in your path is “The Playwright” Arguste. The citizens of Theatopolis, the capital of arts, all admired his work, but he ended up straying from the right path.

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