A prequel to Octopath Traveler is coming to smartphones

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent may get an English release

Square Enix has announced Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is set to release on iOS and Android this year. It’s revealed to be a prequel to the Nintendo Switch-exclusive title, Octopath Traveler. Unfortunately, at the moment, the game will only be released in Japan.

According to the game’s official website, here’s what we can expect:


  • 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.


Here’s the trailer:

In addition to this announcement, Square Enix also revealed Octopath Traveler for Switch has surpassed 1.5 million units, sold via digital sales and worldwide shipments.

Pre-registration for Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is available now. Square Enix will also be taking applications on March 12 for access to an early demo.

Kevin Cortez
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