Octopath Traveler rated for PC in Korea

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#1 Posted by the_master_race (4578 posts) -

Still a rumor ....

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https://www.pcgamer.com/rumour-octopath-traveler-could-be-coming-to-pc/

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Octopath Traveler, Square Enix's absolutely gorgeous Switch RPG, could be jumping the fence and launching on PC, if a rating from Korea's Game Rating and Administration Committee is accurate.

The rating appeared today and the page has since been taken down, but ResetEra member Rodjer managed to capture it before it vanished into the ether. The PC version will be published by Bandai Namco, apparently, at least in Korea.

Octopath Traveler launched on Switch last year, where it's gathered quite a large audience. It's an unusual juxtaposition of old SNES-era JRPGs and modern experiments, from the striking 2D-HD aesthetic to the turn-based battle system that hides more than a few twists. It's also eight RPG adventures in one, with eight heroes with unique origins, skills and quests.

So far it's only appeared on Switch, though a mobile prequel was announced last month. The free to play game will retain the style and some of the features of the original, but with larger battles, more characters and post-launch story additions. The timing means it's plausible that this is actually what's coming to PC, though it would be a little bit odd if we only got a mobile prequel and not the main game.

I've reached out to Square Enix to find out if the listing was accurate.

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#2 Posted by dzimm (5367 posts) -

Seeing how it runs on Unreal Engine, being ported to other platforms was almost a given.

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#3 Posted by Litchie (23727 posts) -

Cool if true. Seems like pretty good game, and I know more people than Switch owners wants it.

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#4 Edited by nintendoboy16 (36090 posts) -

Saw this coming a MILE away! For f*** sake, it's a Square Enix game, you think they wouldn't port this?

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#5 Edited by DaVillain- (36113 posts) -

Would be awesome if true, I'd definitely double-dip for a PC version.

IB4 SE pulls an Epic Fail store exclusive

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#6 Posted by Archangel3371 (27601 posts) -

Wouldn’t surprise me at all. I had a great time playing this game on my Switch so the more people that can enjoy it, the better.

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#7 Posted by NoodleFighter (10176 posts) -

@davillain-: You seem to have no problem buying from the Epic Store. We might have to assassinate your PC if any exclusive you bought from the store has proven success ( ͡ಠ ʖ̯ ͡ಠ)

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#8 Posted by DaVillain- (36113 posts) -

@NoodleFighter said:

@davillain-: You seem to have no problem buying from the Epic Store. We might have to assassinate your PC if any exclusive you bought from the store has proven success ( ͡ಠ ʖ̯ ͡ಠ)

I just don't pick sides between Steam & Epic. I just happen to go where the game lands ya'know. At least with the upcoming release game like The Outer Worlds, it's also coming to Windows 10 and I'll play it on Windows 10 instead of Epic. I avoid Epic if I could.

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#9 Posted by ProtossRushX (5249 posts) -

to the switch losing another exclusive

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#10 Edited by MonsieurX (39001 posts) -

@ProtossRushX said:

to the switch losing another exclusive

What have they lost?

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#11 Posted by onesiphorus (2829 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:
@ProtossRushX said:

to the switch losing another exclusive

What have they lost?

Why should a third-party game have to be exclusive to one platform? Most are not as the more platforms a game appears in, the more money its developer gets.

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#12 Edited by pyro1245 (4929 posts) -
@onesiphorus said:
@MonsieurX said:
@ProtossRushX said:

to the switch losing another exclusive

What have they lost?

Why should a third-party game have to be exclusive to one platform? Most are not as the more platforms a game appears in, the more money its developer gets.

+1 Switch owners lose nothing and dev gets more eyes on the game.

Win-win

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#13 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30737 posts) -

Sounds like an awesome game

But is it me or does the game's artstyle look like motion blur smeared on top of chromatic aberration smeared on top of bloom?

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Official image

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#14 Posted by uninspiredcup (32835 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

Sounds like an awesome game

But is it me or does the game's artstyle look like motion blur smeared on top of chromatic aberration smeared on top of bloom?

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Official image

Does seem abit much.

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#15 Posted by ZmanBarzel (1801 posts) -

I wonder if Nintendo's publishing agreement for the game in North America will get in the way of a PC release here. The Nintendo-published "Devil's Third" did get a PC version, but it was so heavily truncated that it became a different game with a different title.

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#16 Edited by xantufrog (11183 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: it's got heavy DoF. Still, it's a clear and consistent artistic choice for the game. Not something that gets in the way off the graphics, necessarily, but it does take them in a direction

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#17 Posted by dzimm (5367 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k: Screenshots don't really do the game justice. Its stunning when you see it in motion.

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#18 Posted by LuxuryHeart (1032 posts) -

Now the people who pretended to hate this game can finally admit that they were just jealous it was a Switch exclusive.

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#19 Posted by uninspiredcup (32835 posts) -
@luxuryheart said:

Now the people who pretended to hate this game can finally admit that they were just jealous it was a Switch exclusive.

Don't recall people hating on the game, the only JRPG that pops up as routinely shat upon tends to be Final Fantasy.

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#20 Posted by mojito1988 (3537 posts) -

I love this game so much. I hope it gets out on all of the systems so more people can play it!

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#21 Posted by Kali-B1rd (2074 posts) -

Mediocre game, will not be double-dipping.

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#22 Posted by briguyb13 (2957 posts) -

Amazing game. Hope we get more like it.

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#23 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36090 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:
@luxuryheart said:

Now the people who pretended to hate this game can finally admit that they were just jealous it was a Switch exclusive.

Don't recall people hating on the game, the only JRPG that pops up as routinely shat upon tends to be Final Fantasy.

You must've been way out of the loop then.

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#24 Posted by uninspiredcup (32835 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:
@uninspiredcup said:
@luxuryheart said:

Now the people who pretended to hate this game can finally admit that they were just jealous it was a Switch exclusive.

Don't recall people hating on the game, the only JRPG that pops up as routinely shat upon tends to be Final Fantasy.

You must've been way out of the loop then.

That's true, I play proper RPG's on PC.

Good taste to a fault.

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#25 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36090 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:
@nintendoboy16 said:
@uninspiredcup said:

Don't recall people hating on the game, the only JRPG that pops up as routinely shat upon tends to be Final Fantasy.

You must've been way out of the loop then.

That's true, I play proper RPG's on PC.

Good taste to a fault.

"proper X"

One of those people, huh? Like those fighting gamers that refuse to call Smash a "proper fighter" or those shooter fans that refuse to call Splatoon a "proper shooter".

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#26 Posted by Raining51 (804 posts) -

This game really failed to impress me on a number of different levels.

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#27 Posted by DaVillain- (36113 posts) -
@nintendoboy16 said:
@uninspiredcup said:
@luxuryheart said:

Now the people who pretended to hate this game can finally admit that they were just jealous it was a Switch exclusive.

Don't recall people hating on the game, the only JRPG that pops up as routinely shat upon tends to be Final Fantasy.

You must've been way out of the loop then.

Ummm I agree with Cup here because Octopath Traveler never got hated, it was heavenly praise and I enjoy the game myself and I'll rebuy it again just to add it into my Steam collection.