Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent Release Date Set for Next Month

Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent Release Date Set for Next Month

Square Enix revealed the released date for Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent, October 28th, along with a new trailer.

Earlier this week Square Enix announced that they would soon reveal the release date for Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. And with a brand new trailer, not only are we treated to gameplay footage of the prequel but we also learn that the mobile title will release on October 28th:

The iOS and Android JRPG managed to top 500,000 per-registered accounts  and to celebrate, a new video showcasing the BGM theme of “The Playwright” Arguste (one of the antagonists) was released earlier this week. Yasunori Nishiki, who worked on the original game’s OST, is also handling the OST of Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent.

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent was first announced in March 2019. Back then, Square Enix and Octopath developing studio Acquire stated this is the game to play while you wait for a new Octopath console entry, which is also in development. They stressed out how it’s an actual “single player RPG” — despite being on mobile — with an actual ending and how it takes around 60 hours to complete. Moreover, the game’s story takes place before the events of the first Octopath Traveler. We detailed the story here if you’re interested.

Initially slated to release by the end of 2019, Champions of the Continent was later delayed to 2020. And although the game was only announced in Japan, Square Enix also teased an English version.

With over 2 million copies shipped worldwide on Steam and Switch, Octopath Traveler is by far the biggest success of development studio Acquire, who is used to much more niche games. Like the recent Japanese versions of Wizardry, or Jinrui no Minasama e, a yuri adventure game developed for Nippon Ichi Software in 2019. The studio is also working on Gladiux, a gladiator action game coming to PC. Check out our glowing review for the original title here.