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Narrative-Driven 2D RPGs

Square Enix Announced 'Octopath Traveler 2' for Nintendo Switch

— September 14, 2022 — Tech
Square Enix announced 'Octopath Traveler 2,' a high-definition, two-dimensional RPG game for the 'Nintendo Switch' console. This is the sequel to 2019's Octopath Traveler, a narrative-driven, eight-character RPG available on Nintendo Switch and PC.

In remaining true to Octopath Traveler 1, and the title of the game itself, Octopath Traveler 2 will feature eight main characters, each with a unique story and personality, and each playable at a different point in the game. Players will embark on a long storyline while learning more about the world and the motivations of each character.

In addition to the story, though, some of the largest commendations for Octopath Traveler are awarded to its artistic expression. The game has a beautiful original soundtrack and detailed 'HD 2D' environments, combined with excellent art design that creates a truly modern 2D experience.

Image Credit: Nintendo, Square Enix
Trend Themes
1. Narrative-driven 2D Rpgs - The expanding trend of narrative-driven, 2D RPGs games creates an opportunity for game developers to focus more on story-driven game narratives to engage players.
2. High-definition 2D Graphics - The use of high-definition 2D graphics opens up opportunities to create visually stunning games with greater detail and depth.
3. Expanding Retro Gaming Industry - The resurgence of retro gaming presents new opportunities for game developers to innovate with unique game mechanics while rekindling nostalgic player feelings.
Industry Implications
1. Video Game Industry - The video game industry can benefit from narrative-driven 2D RPGs and high-definition 2D graphics by attracting a wider audience and offering fresh gaming experiences.
2. Entertainment Industry - The entertainment industry can benefit from integrating high-definition 2D graphics and narrative-driven games with their existing franchises, characters, and stories to create new and captivating experiences for consumers.
3. Education Industry - The education industry can use the rich, story-driven world of Octopath Traveler and similar games to provide learners with immersive, educational experiences while still incorporating game play elements.
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