Octopath Traveler from Square Enix is one of the best Nintendo Switch exclusive games to date, but soon mobile gamers will be able to get their hands on this engaging JRPG.

On Friday, Square Enix revealed that it is working on a prequel to Octopath Traveler, titled Octopath Traveler: Tairiku no Hasha (Expected English title: Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent). This prequel is going to be available for both Android and iOS users, and its story will take place several years prior to the original game. Champion of the Continent also promises to add several new features, such as allowing players to bring 8 characters into combat.

A trailer is also available, check it out below:

As you can see, this upcoming mobile title is going to retain the trademark “2D-HD” graphics of the Switch version, but it will tell the story of a brand new group of warriors and their adventures through the continent of Orsterra. The protagonist is a “Chosen One” who embarks on a quest to combat a great evil. Of course, controls have been modified to fit the touch-and-swipe-based nature of the platform. The game is also described as a free-to-play single-player with in-app purchases.

Released in July 2018 on Nintendo Switch, the original Octopath Traveler is a classic JRPG with a unique design, expansive characters, and an engaging turn-based combat system. In this game, players can experience the story in any order they choose. Moreover, similar to other Square Enix games, it features a detailed Job system that opens up more room for players to customize their characters.

Octopath Traveler Prequel

So far, the upcoming prequel for mobile has only been announced for Japan. It is not confirmed whether it is going to come to other regions. Additionally, Square Enix also said that it’s working on another sequel at the same time, but it is going to be quite a while until we hear more about that one. For now, stay tuned for more update on Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent!