Square Enix has filed a few trademarks in Europe. The first is "HD-2D" and the second is "HD2D". The term "HD-2D" is used by the developer and publisher to describe the graphical aesthetic featured in its 2018 Switch release, Octopath Traveler.
As Siliconera notes, the recent trademarks of these terms does not necessarily mean a new Octopath game is in the pipeline. It could be something similar, using the same visual style.
In saying this, last September, Square Enix producer Tomoya Asano said talks had begun about a sequel to Octopath. Earlier this month, the Bravely Default Twitter account also confirmed a new game was in development but did not provide any further details. Could any of this be linked to the above-mentioned trademarks?
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