Bravely Default Producer Working on Octopath Traveler For Switch

Bravely Default Producer Working on Octopath Traveler For Switch

If the name of the game is weird, at least you know it's from a good pedigree.

One of the Square Enix titles shown at the Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017 was Project Octopath Traveler. Not much is known about the game, though the brief teaser showed sprite work and familiar turn-based combat. Square Enix has launched a Facebook page for Square Enix Asano Team, the group behind Octopath Traveler.

The team is so named for Tomoya Asano, the Square Enix veteran who has produced Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV for Nintendo DS, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Bravely Default, and Bravely Second: End Layer. He was also the project manager for the Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, the PSP remake of the PlayStation classic.

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It looks like the team will have a worldwide focus, as Asano's Facebook message was released in Japanese and English.

"This is Square Enix producer Tomoya Asano," he wrote. "It's my pleasure to finally announce our newest project, the fully original role-playing game Octopath Traveler!"

"While we can't reveal any specific details quite yet (keep an eye out for promotional media in the near future), we'd like to share with you a behind-the-scenes look at the development process in the meantime," Asano added. "A long road lies ahead of us, but we hope that you'll come along for the journey!"

There's no word on whether Octopath Traveler will be internally developed or whether the publisher will collaborate with Matrix Software or Silicon Studio again. We'll be waiting a while for the game, as Octopath Traveler doesn't have a release window yet.

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