If there’s one thing that’s become abundantly clear in the the three years since old school JRPG Octopath Traveler first launched, it’s that the game has become a much bigger success for Square Enix than they may have imagined, to the extent that it’s essentially given life to a whole HD-2D “series” that is following in its footsteps. Considering that success and the game’s sales, most people expect that a sequel is inevitable, and it’s possible that such a sequel is being teased by Square Enix.
Recently, to celebrate the game’s third anniversary, Square Enix took to Twitter to thank fans for their support, and ended that message by saying, “The development team will do their best to set out on a new journey with you.” It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that they might be hinting at a sequel.
Last year, Octopath Traveler producer Tomoya Asano said that fans are going to have to wait a while for information on an Octopath Traveler sequel. Here’s hoping we won’t be waiting much longer.
That said, HD-2D fans do have plenty of other things to look forward to. Turn-based strategy RPG Project Triangle Strategy is due out in 2022, while Dragon Quest 3 HD-2D Remake is also in the works, though it currently has no release date. Dragon Quest series creator Yuji Horii has said that the first two games in the series might also receive HD-2D remakes down the road.
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