Square Enix's HD-2D games have received a lot of positive interest from gamers. Games like Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy have really captured the attention of D2R Ladder Items those who love retro in part due to their distinctive style of art.
In a recent interview on 4Gamer (translated through Nintendo Everything), Triangle Strategy producer Tomoya Asano discussed the style of graphics, and the way it's being implemented in future games by the company. In response to the interviewer's concern that indie games haven't adopted the same style, Asano revealed the reason being that it's pretty expensive!
"It's probably worth noting that it costs more than you'd think. In that sense, it's a good match for the games you'd like to see from Square Enix. There might not be much to gain from the other companies that are copying it," Asano told 4gamer.Fortunately this cost won't stop Square Enix from releasing more games that are similar to this.
A remake of Live a Live is set to be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch in July, while a remake for Dragon Quest III is currently working on. There are several other games that could benefit from the style, and it will be interesting to find out how Square Enix does with HD-2D in the future. While the company has definitely put money into this style of graphic, Asano went on to say that there's no present "definitive guideline," and it will remain evolving from game to game.
"We don't have anything similar to that. The way it's expressed differs from title to title, so the HD-2D experience will differ slightly each time. For Live A Live for D2R Items for sale example, the atmosphere in the prehistoric portion will differ from the sci-fi plot.