A commercially successful, Nintendo-exclusive, retro JRPG from Square Enix is something few would have predicted before Octopath Traveler sprang into being, but it may not be the last of its kind.
Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki was at a Square Enix earnings conference today and tweeted that Square had a lot to say about Octopath Traveler. The biggest news from the conference is that Square Enix said to expect more games like Octopath Traveler in the future.
As for whether future Octopath-likes will be Switch-exclusive as Octopath Traveler is, Square Enix gave a non-committal answer. Future games of its ilk, according to Square, would be released on platforms “where appropriate.” The publisher did say, however, that it believes Switch is a good platform for middle-range games.