Octopath Traveler Prequel Adds The Best Protagonist From The Original Switch Game

Square Enix revealed H'aanit the hunter from the original Octopath Traveler is coming to its mobile prequel Champions of the Continent.

November 4, 2020

The mobile prequel to Octopath Traveler, titled Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha, is adding H’aanit to its cast. Voiced by the awesome Yuko Kaida, and accompanied by her partner Linde, H’aanit was revealed in a new trailer for the mobile JRPG. Check out the hunter from S’warkii in all her splendor:

The tweet mentions this is H’aanit from a few years before the original Octopath Traveler on Switch. H’aanit will be available in Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha starting November 5 at 1700 JST.

Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (can be translated to Champions of the Continent) is available in Japan on iOS and Android. Despite being on mobile and including gacha, it’s a proper JRPG with an ending. Square Enix teased Tairiku no Hasha will release in English at some point.

Octopath Traveler is available now on Switch and PC. A new game in the series, not necessarily a sequel, is also in development for consoles. Producer brought Tomoya Asano brought it up again recently in a Famitsu magazine interview we translated. He also explained how the Covid-19 pandemic affected in a different way the Bravely Default II team and the Octopath Traveler team.

Tomoya Asano explained many details on this prequel in the Famitsu interview, and teased returning characters. I definitely thought of H’aanit then, and great to see it’s happening. H’aanit in my Unneeded Opinion is definitely the best protagonist story wise, with a story of consistent quality from start to finish. That’s one of the things I regret about Octopath: Nearly all protagonists ‘ stories have incredibly disappointing moments. Alongside the dungeon design that was lazier and blander than web novels born from the Isekai boom. Sure the OST is nice and the battle system is awesome, but it’s very impressive this JRPG, a new IP, actually managed to sell more than 2 million copies.

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Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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