Square Enix's JRPG exclusive for Nintendo Switch, Octopath Traveler is gearing up for a PC release according to the latest rating from Korea Games rating board. The rating that was quickly taken down shows Bandai Namco as the publisher.
Octopath Traveler, the critically acclaimed turn-based RPG from Acquire and Square Enix, that was released exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2018, could be coming to the PC platform.
The game was rated for PC version by The Game Rating and Administration Committee of Korea, and usually, when something like this happens, the official announcement follows shortly after, which could mean Square Enix are getting ready to confirm the news pretty soon. The rating listed Bandai Namco as a publisher, which is a change from the original release that was published by Nintendo.
Of course, this is not surprising given that Bandai Namco handle the publishing of Square Enix's games in South Korea. This makes the listing even more credible and if you need any further proof that Octopath Traveler is coming to PC, the rating board has removed the listing from their website, which suggests that announcement could be imminent.
Unfortunately, the listing did not reveal additional details about the port, and we can only assume the release date and some, potential extra additions. Octopath Traveler will celebrate one year anniversary on 18 July 2019, which could also mean the end of one-year exclusivity deal for Nintendo Switch. Of course, this is just a guess, but it certainly makes sense once you piece the puzzles together.
If you're unfamiliar with Octopath Traveler, it's one of the best selling games on Switch. It combines retro Super NES-style character sprites and textures with polygonal environments and high-definition effects. You can play as one of eight adventurers in standard turn-based battles.
Octopath Traveler received generally positive reviews from both gaming critics and players on its release. It currently has 83 Metascore and 8.5 User score on Metacritic.
The game is praised for its unique visual style, music, incredible combat system and rich progression tree but criticised for underwhelming narrative and character interaction.