Square Enix Announce All-New Strategy RPG ‘The DioField Chronicle’ At State Of Play

by Gary Catig

There were plenty of announcements during the most recent State of Play that was held virtually on Wednesday afternoon. Square Enix revealed a number of titles including The DioField Chronicle.

The game is an all-new strategy RPG about an epic tale of war and honor. It is not a console exclusive and will be released on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam later this year.

The DioField Chronicle is a fresh new franchise developed by Square Enix and Lancarse Ltd, a team of veteran strategy developers. It features unique character designs by Taiki (Lord of Vermilion III, IV), concept art by Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANTASY XII, FINAL FANTASY XIII) and has beautifully orchestrated music by Game of Thrones composers Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell.

In the announcement trailer we receive our first look at the story as well as the innovative, deeply strategic real-time battle system called ‘Real-Time Tactical Battle’ (RTTB). Told through stunning ‘diorama’-style combat scenes, players will assess front line conditions in real-time, issue decisive orders and use a variety of skills, classes, and equipment to gain the upper hand over their foes. Read more about the plot in the official description below.

The DioField Chronicle is set in a beautiful and unique world blending fantasy, medieval and modern-day influences. Under the steady hand of the Shaytham dynasty, the Kingdom of Alletain on DioField Island has known peace for 200 years, but suddenly find themselves cast into an age of uncertainty due to the rise of warlike powers and modern magic.

The Kingdom of Alletain is rich in the mineral Jade, prized for its use as a base ingredient in magic and sorcery, and the attention of both the Empire and the Alliance inevitably turns towards the island. Players will take control of a band of elite mercenaries calling themselves “Blue Fox”, but will the name “Blue Fox” come to signify hope or darkest tragedy?

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