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The Art Style Isn’t All That Knightingale Borrowed From Octopath Traveler

feature image for our netease knightingale octopath traveler news, the image features a screenshot from the game o the 2.5D environments as the buildings, trees, and stone paths are 3D and the characters are 2D, there is also a drawing of a female elf who is holding floating green crystals above her hand while she has a bow and arrow strapped to her back, her outfit is covered in leaves

NetEase is working on a gorgeous new game called Knightingale, that features an art style reminiscent of Octopath Traveler. Embark on a brand-new 2.5D journey as you explore 3D environments as 2D characters.

This beloved art style works well with the Octopath Traveler series, but can we say the same for Knightingale?

For more information about the game, visit the official Google Play page.

Limited-Time Closed Beta Test

The first closed beta test is currently underway and will last only one week. While this means we’ll get to see additional gameplay, which gives us something to look forward to, the closed beta is only available in the Philippines at the moment.

Interact with NPCs as you choose whether they become a friend or foe – in short, you can trade or battle with them. The medieval backgrounds fit perfectly with the overall themes of the mobile RPG as you wield a combination of melee and magical abilities within your party. 

It’s important to note that this game is a gacha, so there will be a wide variety of characters to obtain via the summoning banner. 

A Direct Rip-Off?

Now, we can’t talk about this game without mentioning the extremely similar visuals and music to Octopath Traveler. In fact, some people have even stated on Reddit that Knightingale features the exact same music as the popular franchise – not good. Taking inspiration is one thing,  but this seems a little on the nose for NetEase.

Despite the aforementioned, Knightingale does indeed look visually stunning. The character designs look great, the combat animations are satisfying, and the combination of 2D and 3D is always a winner – if done correctly, of course.

If you’re looking for new games to play while you wait for more Knightingale news, take a look at our Best Android Gacha Games guide.

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