Square Enix Developer Promises Consistent Release Schedule

The developer Team Asano of Square Enix promises a consistent release schedule and we've got the details here!
Triangle Strategy Player On Boat With Team
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Team Asano is a development studio under Square Enix that made Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy, promising a more consistent release schedule. They released a statement in Japanese stating that titles will be released regularly to improve the studio’s vitality.

Here is the translated version of the announcement by Team Asano courtesy of VioletZoroark on Twitter. To summarize, Team Asano reflected on the year and announced the regular title plan for the future. It also mentions the release of Octopath Traveler 2, the anniversary of Conqueror of the Continent, and the continued development of new titles.

It doesn’t give us much to go off of, but at least it lets us know that next year should have an announcement and a title release. Team Asano is helping Square Enix work on the HD-2D remake of Dragon Quest III, so it’s a safe bet that it’ll launch in 2024. Triangle Strategy and the Octopath Traveler series are their most popular games to date. The games look like Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics but focus more on players making choices and traveling around.

Octopath Traveler 2, in particular, was a strong sequel built upon the success of the first game. While it didn’t break new ground in terms of innovation, it refined the gameplay and addressed some of the criticisms of the original. As a result, it was generally well-received by critics and fans alike.

This is the kind of style that has been missing from the industry lately but has a clear fanbase. I love the tactics style gameplay that rewards players for grinding and strategically using their armies and troops. The storyline wasn’t my thing, but I know a lot of people loved it.

That’s what we should be expecting of Team Asano over the next few years, but maybe a roadmap will come, too.

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