Unveiled at the State of Play, Square Enix’s latest game will be released for PC and consoles in 2022.
Are you a tactical RPG fan? Square Enix has just unveiled a new role-playing game for PC and consoles that stands out with its carefully crafted graphics. The game is called The DioField Chronicle and is being developed by a “team of veterans” at the Japanese studio.
“As the name suggests,” Square Enix reports, “combat takes place in real-time, and you can pause the action at any time to give orders and survey the battlefield.” Enemies won’t stop there, of course, they’ll be just as willing to pounce.
Music by the composer of Game of Thrones and Westworld
“The battles in this game are defined by real-time assessment of battlefield conditions and issuing decisive orders that take advantage of your troops’ strengths and weaknesses to gain advantage over your foe. Make clever use of a variety of skills, classes, and equipment to complete your mission,” the statement says. The DioField Chronicle is being developed by Square Enix and Lancarse Ltd, a studio made up of veterans who have worked on renowned franchises such as Final Fantasy and Fire Emblem.
For example, character design is by Taiki, known for his work on Lord of Vermillion III and IV, while illustrations are by artist Isamu Kamikokuryo, who worked on Final Fantasy XII and FF XIII. The stage design is by Yuu Ohshima, who worked on Fire Emblem Awakening. The game’s music is also by renowned composer Ramin Djawadi, who scored the HBO series Game of Thrones and Westworld.
As for the story, The DioField Chronicle takes us to a new fantasy universe where several countries are at war over jade, a precious mineral used as a raw material for magic and sorcery. In this wartime setting, players take control of an elite mercenary group.
Square Enix also took advantage of State of Play to showcase new additions to Forspoken and a new Valkyrie profile.