Square Enix has recently filed a trademark for the term HD2D which the company coined during their recent RPG release of Octopath Traveler.
One thing that stood out the most to me in Octopath Traveler was the game’s visuals. While it retained that old-school RPG look, Square Enix managed to add something to it to make its 16-bit Sprites stand out among a 3D world. That was when they coined the term HD2D to describe the game. And now they’re taking it one step further by trademarking the term.
Siliconera has spotted that Square Enix has trademarked “HD2D” and “HD-2D” just in case anyone in the future decided to use this term to describe their own game. It also shows that Square Enix is taking this term seriously and may use it in future for other games.
While there’s no word on an Octopath Traveler sequel, there are murmurs of a brand new Bravely Default game which may include characters from Octopath. Though it’s still early days.
In our review, we wrote that Octopath Traveler features “astounding gameplay coupled with some predictable but nonetheless incredible writing that is immaculately well voice acted. The visuals can be a little simplistic in places but amazingly well detailed in others.”