Octopath Traveler developer Achieve has been bought by way of FromSoftware’s mother or father corporate, the Kadokawa Company, for an undisclosed sum. The Eastern conglomerate introduced the purchase in a quarterly income record revealed lately,
The acquisition makes Achieve a sister corporate to FromSoftware and Spike Chunsoft, amongst others. For the uninitiated, FromSoftware is the developer at the back of little identified video games like Darkish Souls, Elden Ring and Sekiro: Shadows Die Two times. Spike Chunsoft could also be no slouch, as it is at the back of the Danganronpa and AI: The Somnium Recordsdata franchises.
Achieve has made many video games past Octopath Traveler and its sequel, together with No Heroes Allowed VR, Akiba’s Beat and Akiba’s Travel: Undead and Undressed. Kadokawa stated the acquisition must assist the corporate “generate synergies” with its “present game-related subsidiaries.” We don’t know what that implies, however with a bit of luck it refers to a strange Octopath Traveler and Elden Ring crossover identify.
Kadokawa additionally says the transfer will support its “line-up of console video games.” That is true, as the unique Octopath Traveler and the sequel The ones are large numbers for JRPGs with old-school mechanics. The corporate hasn’t introduced whether or not it’ll nonetheless depend on Sq. Enix for publishing long run entries within the Octopath franchise, however with the ones gross sales numbers it’s a rather protected guess.
Final 12 months’s Octopath Traveler 2 arrived to most commonly sure critiques, for a similar reason why many of us The 8 storylines don’t intersect sufficient, making the entire thing appear roughly random and disconnected. Nonetheless, the video games are beautiful and set up to capitalize on nostalgia for unfashionable gameplay mechanics. They “really feel” like vintage Sq. Enix RPGs, even supposing they try with one of the crucial execution.