Hey you! Are you a fan of Square Enix JRPG’s but don’t have a Nintendo Switch? You might be surprised to hear that Octopath Traveler, last year’s pixelated Final Fantasy throwback, is will be on Steam this June. You can watch the announcement trailer below, although it doesn’t contain much new info aside from the PC release date.
While it came out exclusively on Switch last year, this jump to the PC audience doesn’t come as a complete surprise. Square has been planning to swing Octopath away from Nintendo since they announced a mobile prequel this past March. Octopath Traveler: Champion of the Continent is a free-to-play mobile title that’s set for a Japanese release date later this year, with no American plans as of yet.
What’s ironic is that Square’s PC ports of their SNES-era games have never gone well. Players harshly criticized Chrono Trigger’s PC version last year for a muddled sprite-texturing job and strange font and UI-design. The Final Fantasy mobile ports have always stuck to a chibi art-style that nobody seems particularly fond of. Obviously, Octopath is a much more recent game than those examples, but it still remains that Square’s track record with ports isn’t nearly perfect. We’ll see how the port goes in June.
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