Square Enix and RPGs go together like bread and butter, and the company’s latest outing in strategy RPG glory is heading to PC. DioField Chronicle, a “deeply strategic RPG,” is confirmed to hit PC via Steam later this year according to a dev post by Square Enix. In addition to a cinematic story trailer, the post also reveals tons of details about what to expect in this new and exciting real-time strategy game.
Alongside a promised “compellingly deep story,” DioField Chronicle will feature real-time combat. Pausing the game will allow you to give orders to your units and take in your surroundings, but the world doesn’t wait for you. Enemies continue to move and take turns no matter what you do. You’ll have to strategize with your units and placements, and carefully use skills to win your battles. And the battlefields don’t look too shabby either.
Strategize and thrive
DioField Chronicle is developed by both Square Enix and Lancarse Ltd, with the latter having extensive experience in the genre. Lancarse Ltd has had a hand in recent releases, like Monark and Persona Q2, as well as slightly older JRPG titles, like El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey. Two JRPG mega-powers bring this game ton of credibility. DioField Chronicle also features character designs by Taiki (Lord of Vermilion III) and a soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi, who worked on Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Pacific Rim. Now that’s a resume.
DioField Chronicle is coming pretty soon, set for a release sometime later this year. While we don’t have an exact date yet, we know DioField Chronicle will release on PC. Be sure to put this game on your radar if you’re a JRPG fan, especially as the genre is often overlooked and neglected on PC. Don’t forget to check out the trailer below: