Square Enix have announced their new tactical strategy RPG, The Diofield Chronicle, heading to PlayStation later this year.
Revealed as part of Sony's latest State of Play, The Diofield Chronicle is a new Real Time Tactical Battle (RTTB) game. The game has been crafted by an experienced team, including the likes of Character Designer Taiki (Lord of Vermillion III, IV), Kamikokuryo Isamu (Final Fantasy XII, XIII), and Sound Composers Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell (Game of Thrones).
The game uses diorama-style visuals, which have become more prevalent in some of Square Enix's recent ventures (Octopath Traveller, Triangle Strategy).
Square Enix Marketing Lead, Noriko Ozaki, said of the game's story, "The royal house of Shaytham has ruled the Kingdom of Alletain, and the isle of DioField, for two hundred years. Suddenly their position is suddenly thrown into uncertainty by the conflict raging on the mainland."
"A band of elite mercenaries calling themselves Blue Fox arise amidst the flames and the chaos, whose legend will echo through ages yet to come."
The game's battles rely on real-time assessment of battlefield conditions, with players issuing decisive orders that take advantage of troops’ strengths and weaknesses to gain the advantage. Players will need to make strategic use of skills, classes, and equipment to complete their missions.
The game is set to be released later this year, though a definitive release date has yet to be given. The Diofield Chronicle will release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam.