We originally reported on Octopath Traveler Tairiku no Hasha (English translation: of Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent) when it was first revealed by Square Enix back in March. This is a new mobile RPG that acts as a prequel to the highly acclaimed PC/Switch JRPG Octopath Traveler, and now, Square has just revealed more information about it in a Twitter post.

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent Japanese Trailer

While the tweet is in Japanese, there was an English translation included at the end for the global audience. Basically, the studio explained that the reason it decided to make this mobile game was to bring the world of Octopath Traveler to more players. However, the team was mainly focusing on the Japanese domestic version at the moment. “About other development plans, please wait for further information,” the message concluded.

To sum up, the developer is currently working on finishing the game and launching it in Japan first, and an announcement of an English version should come at a later date.

Octopath Traveler Tweet English
The messages from Square Enix answering questions regarding an English release of Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent

From the same tweet, we also learned that the main campaign Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent will last a whopping 60 hours, with more content promised to come “regularly” in future updates. Furthermore, while microtransactions will be included, Square Enix has claimed that this will be an actual, “normal” JRPG.

The gameplay will have some deviations from the original game too. For example, battles will now feature 8 characters instead of 4, and there will be 3 distinct stories at the beginning.

Octopath Traveler: Champions Of The Continent
The game will be a "normal" JRPG in which battles will feature 8 characters instead of 4 like in the original

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent is set to launch this year in Japan with a beta test already available, and it will be available for both Android and iOS. In related news, another Octopath Traveler game for consoles is reportedly in the works as well.