Square Enix has just announced a new strategy RPG called The DioField Chronicle. It’s been created by a team of “veteran” strategy developers at Lancarse Ltd, is filled with “amazing” visual and sound design, and promises to satisfy fans of the genres, and new ones as well.
In a nutshell, this title is described as a “deeply strategic RPG” set within a world of honor and political intrigue. Over the course of the story, players will direct units through multiple combat encounters using a ‘Real-Time Tactical Battle’ system.
combat takes place in real-time – you can pause the game to give orders and survey the battlefield, but the world and enemies won’t sit still and wait for your troops to take their turns.
This means that you’ll have to carefully assess front line conditions, be decisive with your orders and make smart use of a wide variety of skills, classes and equipment to gain the upper hand. And, of course, this all takes place on stunning battlefields that fuse diorama and reality and give the game a distinct and beautiful visual style.
Here are some of the veterans working on this project:
That includes character designs by Taiki (Lord of Vermillion III and IV), concept art by Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANTASY XII and FINAL FANTASY XIII) and scenario design by Yuu Ohshima (Fire Emblem Awakening).
It also features a stunning orchestrated soundtrack, by world-renowned composer Ramin Djawadi – best known for his work on Game of Thrones, Westworld, Pacific Rim and more!
And here’s a full rundown of the game’s story:
The game Is set in a unique world that blends fantasy, medieval and modern-day influences. Under the hand of the Shaytham dynasty, the Kingdom of Alletain on DioField Island has known peace for 200 years – but the rise of new powers and Modern Magic means that’s about to change.
The Kingdom of Alletain is rich in Jade – a precious mineral, prized for its use as a base ingredient in magic and sorcery. Of course, so valuable a resource will always draw attention, and inevitably the Empire and the Alliance both turn their gaze towards the island.
Amid this conflict, you take command of a group of elite mercenaries who call themselves ‘Blue Fox’. But will this name become a symbol of hope for the embattled Alletain, or signify darkest tragedy? …and when will you be able to find out?
Once again, the game is coming out at some point later this year in 2022, and will be released on the Switch and multiple other platforms? What do you think? Tell us below.