Octopath Traveler met with crazy success when it launched this summer, and it’s enough that the game might be getting a sequel.
Speaking in a recent interview with Japanese outlet Famitsu (via RPGsite.net), Square Enix boss Tomoya Asano brought up the possibility of making a direct sequel to Octopath Traveler, and seemed to hint that the game’s popularity might even bring more entries in the game series made by the studio previously, Bravely Default.
“Our team has also become a division and we’ve obtained more staff members,” Asano said. “I think we want to release some sort of game that can be enjoyed by everyone every year from here on.”
As for Bravely Default, that connection comes from some art that Asano requested character designer Naoiki Ikushima create, back when Octopath Traveler hit 1 million units sold. One of the art pieces shows the Octopath Traveler cast in the distance, with the shadows of the group stretching behind them and seeming to form the silhouette of Airy, a character from Bravely Default who featured prominently on that game’s cover.
“I asked Ikushima to draw that,” Asano said. “it doesn’t mean we can release any new information for Bravely though… However, the one thing I want to convey is that the Bravely series is not a title of the past to us and to our company.”
Given Asano’s previous statement of wanting to release a new game every year, it seems likely that future years could see more games in both series releasing, perhaps alternating titles or bringing new RPGs into the mix.
At the moment, both an Octopath Travler sequel or a third entry of Bravely Default would likely be early on in development. We’ll keep an eye out for any news on more projects in this vein from Square Enix.