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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.

Square Enix has provided some background information about two regions in Project Octopath Traveler. New details have been published about the Highland and Sunland regions.

Here’s the full rundown:

Highland Region

A mountainous region located at the southeastern part of Olstera continent. It was occupied by the Holnberg Kingdom, which despite having a proud history for 200 years, was destroyed eight years ago due to internal strife. Since then, warlords had been fighting each other in order to obtain control, which continues to this day. In the high and steep mountains, the main industry is cultivating vegetables and fruits suitable for dairy and highlands life. Also, they have started producing parchment from high-quality timber, and they have towns like Stonegard which have a gathering of book factories.

Sunland Region

A vast desert region located at the southern part of Olstera. It has been a subject of repeated conquests and subjugations by twelve tribes over a small oasis. However, about 100 years ago, the Yashum tribe from Marsalim Town worked to form a truce among the tribes. They became united as the United Kingdom of Tribria. Since then, the people vote every four years to decide on a king from one of the tribes. The current king is Karim, the leader of Yashum tribe.

Square Enix released a new set of screenshots for Project Octopath Traveler today. We have them in the gallery below.

Were you a fan of the music included in the Project Octopath Traveler demo? If so, you’ll be happy to know about a new release from Square Enix. The company has just launched the Project Octopath Traveler Original Soundtrack Preview Version on iTunes.

22 tracks are included. Individual pieces cost $0.69 each, while you can get the full set for $7.99.

Find the Project Octopath Traveler Original Soundtrack Preview Version on iTunes here.

Square Enix has announced that the Project Octopath Traveler demo has been downloaded over one million times. Additionally, the survey has recorded more than 45,000 responses.

Today, Square Enix released a brand new video for Project Octopath Traveler in which the developers explain how the game has been improved. These include a fast travel option, graphical adjustments, a radar, UI changes, a skip function for event scenes, and more. We have the full video below.

Here’s something that you may not know about Project Octopath Traveler. Francesca Baerald, an artist and cartographer, has a fairly significant role. Square Enix brought her on board to handle the map.

This week, Baerald was kind enough to share the full map shown in Project Octopath Traveler’s reveal trailer from 2017. It was made with watercolor and ink on paper.

Two new messages have been shared by the Project Octopath Traveler team. Assistant producer Masaaki Hayasaka and composer Yasunori Nishiki are here to update you on the game’s music.

Below are the messages in full:

Square Enix has provided an update on Project Octopath Traveler, revealing that the team has wrapped up music recording. The news was accompanied by a new video, which we have below.

Project Octopath Traveler producer Masashi Takahashi has delivered a message to fans. In it, he reveals that the demo survey has received 45,500 responses around the world. The team promises to read through all of the responses and will deliver feedback in the future.

Below is Takahashi’s message in full:

After the latest Nintendo Direct, a demo for Project Octopath Traveler went up on the Switch eShop. Square Enix then asked those who played the trial to provide feedback in a survey.

A Switch news notice went out this week with interim results for the survey. It will be open for one more week. Since the notice was sent on the Japanese channel, we assume that the early results are based on responses from Japan, but that’s not officially confirmed.

In any case, the notice has the following results:

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