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Fans of Octopath Traveler and its sequel might be wondering if Octopath Traveler III could be in the cards at some point, but the team behind the latest RPG isn’t making any commitments just yet. This was briefly brought up in an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu.

Director Keisuke Miyauchi, producer Masashi Takahashi, and artist Naoki Ikushima participated in the chat. Takahashi would end up sharing some interesting insight into Octopath Traveler II, and specifically how the team decided to opt for evolution rather than making big changes to the core gameplay of the original.

Here’s our translation:

Octopath Traveler II is making some notable improvements over the first game, including how the protagonists have more interactions with each other. In the series’ first entry, the characters never really acknowledged each other.

Octopath Traveler II producer Masashi Takahashi and director Keisuke Miyauchi have now spoken about the approach to the main cast for the new title as part of an interview with Famitsu. Here’s what the two shared, as translated by Nintendo Everything:

Octopath Traveler II HD 2D

Octopath Traveler II is bringing back the HD-2D graphical style of the first game. However, with other Square Enix titles having made use of the look and thanks to more experience, the aesthetic has evolved.

Producer Masashi Takahashi and director Keisuke Miyauchi spoke more about this in an interview with Famitsu. We also get to hear the developers talk about the game’s camerawork and character proportions.

Here’s our translation:

Nintendo sat down with Octopath Traveler producer Masashi Takahashi and director Keisuke Miyauchi for a chat about the Switch RPG. They spoke about lessons learned from the Bravely games, the art style, and more. Watch the interview below.

Nintendo published a few messages from the developers of Octopath Traveler on its website. Composer Yasunori Nishiki, director Keisuke Miyauchi, and producer Masashi Takahashi all had a few words to say as the game launches today.

Below are the full transcripts:

Last week, Japanese magazine Famitsu published a fairly lengthy Project Octopath Traveler interview. Producer Masashi Takahashi from Square Enix and director Keisuke Miyauchi from Acquire were brought in to discuss the Switch exclusive.

One point mentioned is how the team started this project with Tomoya Asano, the chief producer who also worked as producer of the Bravely series. The primary concept is “going on a journey.” The player would choose one of the eight protagonists, role-plays as them, and freely has a journey with the world.

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