Square Enix announced a new game titled The DioField Chronicle during the PlayStation State of Play.
This brand new tactics RPG brings a fully-realized 3D take to the classic strategy genre. The new cinematic trailer revealed turn-based strategy combat in a fantasy world, but with 3D animations for an added flourish.
Check out the trailer below.
Set on a continent engulfed in war, The DioField Chronicle follows a conflict between the Trovelt-Schoevian Empire and the Rowetale Alliance. However, the lone Kingdom of Alletain is caught between these two feuding powers.
According to PlayStation, The DioField Chronicle utilizes a Real-Time Tactical Battle system and the development team includes character designer Taiki (Lord of Vermillion 3), Kamikokuryo Isamu (FF12, 13), and Sound Composers Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell (Game of Thrones).
The combat appears to lean heavily on the strategy element with units moving across a battlefield. But the 3D animated elements bring the gameplay to life and huge elements like giant flying dragons can be seen soaring atop the battlefield and breathing fire on players and enemies.
This new franchise sits comfortably alongside Square Enix’s many tactics RPGs, but the modern take is certainly enticing. The DioField Chronicle is set to be released in 2022 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
For more from today’s State of Play check out our round-up of everything announced.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.