Earlier this month, Square Enix announced it was releasing a prequel to the Switch title, Octopath Traveler, on mobile devices in Japan this year. Although we've already got a few details about this upcoming free-to-play single-player RPG, a bit more information about the story side of the game has now been revealed via Japanese website, 4Gamer.
Here's a translation of the story (Thanks, DualShockers):
A few years before the tale of the 8 traveling heroes…
The continent of Orsterra was dominated by those who respectively reached the apex of wealth, power and glory. Their endless ambition plunged the continent into darkness. However, multiple individuals stood up against them…
As the one “chosen by the ring”, you will travel the world, and meet those rebels. What will you feel, what will you grasp at the end of your journey? Go forth, towards the story you seek…And craft the legend of the Continent’s Champions.
As we already know, players will have to pick the pathway of wealth, power or glory. The pathway selected will lead them to "The Witch of Greed" Helminia, "The Hero" Titus or "The Playwright" Arguste. Below is a description of each one:
In search of wealth, you will begin your adventure in the deep forests of the Woodlands region. The one who stands in your path is “The Witch of Greed” Helminia. The witch has embezzled an immense fortune in Valore, dying the town in darkness.
In search of power, you will begin your adventure in the snow-covered Frostlands region. The one who stands in your path is “The Hero” Titus. He controls the Red Wings, an organization made to rehabilitate ex-convicts. He rules over the town of Amberglow with an iron fist.
In search of glory, you will begin your adventure in the rich plains of the Flatlands region. The one who stands in your path is “The Playwright” Arguste. The citizens of Theatopolis, the capital of arts, all admired his work, but he ended up straying from the right path.
If you live in Japan, you can fill out an application form in the hope of being selected to play Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. The demo will run from 26th March until 2nd April. For more details, check out our existing post.
This upcoming mobile release is expected to make its way across to the west, it's just a matter of waiting for an official announcement. In the meantime, take a look at the game trailer below:
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