Square Enix’s upcoming strategy RPG The DioField Chronicle has been rated T for Teen by the ESRB. Ratings such as these usually indicate that a game’s release is coming soon. Currently, The DioField Chronicle is scheduled to release later this year for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, and PC via Steam.
Here’s the rating summary by the ESRB and an overview of the game from Square Enix:
This is a role-playing game in which players control mercenaries battling rival factions in a fantastical world. From a top-down perspective, players engage in tactical battles against human soldiers and fantastical creatures (e.g., giant wolves, dragons, the undead). Players select attack moves from a menu as their party members move around the battlefield; characters use guns, swords, and magic spells/energy blasts to defeat enemies. Cutscenes depict further instances of violence and blood: characters impaled by swords; soldiers battling with swords/lances, amid splatters of blood; still images of characters lying in pools of blood. In one storyline, a villain kidnaps village women, forcing them to work in a brothel.
The era of myths gives way to an era of great turmoil…
The world of men is mired by an age of war which rages for year on end.
A band of elite mercenaries calling themselves Blue Fox arise amidst the flames and the chaos, their fates and valiant deeds to be sung of in ages yet to come.
But when all is said and done, will the name “Blue Fox” come to signify hope or darkest tragedy?
■A new Strategy RPG, brought to you by Square EnixAn all-new Strategy RPG that chronicles an epic tale of war and honour. Featuring a unique and beautiful world that blends fantasy, medieval and modern-day influences, and a deep yet innovative real-time battle system.
■Deep, strategic, real-time tactical battles
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.
■Realistic “diorama” style battle scenes
Richly detailed depictions of the environments of the island of DioField combined with unique “diorama” style visuals as you command your forces like a general.