Strategy RPG The DioField Chronicle storms the field in September

Lancarse’s tactical battler has a release date

It looks like The DioField Chronicle is just around the corner. The new RPG from Lancarse and Square Enix has a release date set for September 22, 2022.

The date was first shown during a livestream about The DioField Chronicle for Japan, with a date of September 22, 2022 but no mention if that included North America.

Store pages and pre-orders have been going up, however, with a Sept. 22 date set on the PlayStation Store, Xbox store, Steam, and Square Enix Store.

The DioField Chronicle is retailing for $59.99, though a Deluxe Edition can nab you some extras for $74.99. Or there’s the $169.99 Collector’s Edition set, which includes a full-on board game based on The DioField Chronicle. I do respect the creativity with this particular pack-in.

It was me, The DioField Chronicle

The DioField Chronicle is a new strategy RPG from Square Enix and Lancarse. It follows a band of mercenaries called Blue Fox, as war erupts around them.

It advertises a real-time battle system that utilizes strategy and decision-making about units’ strengths and weaknesses.

Plus, it’s also got a diorama-style visual for battles that looks pretty great. It’s reminding me a bit of Triangle Strategy with its isometric view and shading.

The DioField Chronicle was first revealed during a Sony State of Play in March, alongside another Square Enix game Valkyrie Elysium. That new Valkyrie game has been locked in for a September 29 date for PlayStation platforms, with a PC launch coming later on November 11.

It looks like between those two games and the Crisis Core remaster, Square Enix has a good amount of games in store for the months ahead.

Eric Van Allen