The game is a “free-to-play single-player RPG” set in the world of Orsterra several years before the events of Octopath Traveler for Switch, which Square Enix reports has surpassed 1.5 million units in worldwide shipments and digital sales.
Here is a list of the smartphone game’s key features, via its official website:
- HD-2D for smartphones – 3D CG screen effects added to pixelized graphics create a magical world on smartphones.
- Eight-character party command-based battles – Form a party of up to eight characters to fight in evolved command-based battles. Smooth gameplay with swipe controls.
- Choice of story between three reigning champions – The setting is the Orsterra continent. The protagonist is a “Chosen One” who will fight against a great evil that has achieved fortune, power, and fame.
- Field commands – Take various actions towards characters on the field. Try out all sorts of things, such as “Listen” for information, “Steal” an item, “Hire” an ally, and more.
Pre-registration is available now via the official website. Additionally, Square Enix will begin taking applications on March 12 for players to access an early demo.
Regarding a new console game, the Octopath Traveler official Twitter account tweeted, “Everyone waiting for a new game on console, we’re sorry, but production will take a little while longer, so in the meantime, we hope you can enjoy [the smartphone game]!”
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.