Following the game’s reveal back in March, Square Enix has announced that The DioField Chronicle will release on PC and consoles this September.
Ahead of the game’s release, players will also get a chance to try the game out as Square Enix will release a free demo for The DioField Chronicle on August 10. This demo will be available on all platforms and will let players experience the game’s prologue until the end of chapter 1.
In case you missed its reveal, The DioField Chronicle is an upcoming tactical RPG with the Real Time Tactical Battle (RTTB) — a new real-time tactical battle system. The game features character designs by Taiki (Lord of Vermilion III, IV), concept art by Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANTASY XII, FINAL FANTASY XIII), and music by Ramin Djawadi and Brandon Campbell (known best for their work on Game of Thrones).
The game’s premise is described as:
“The DioField Chronicle features a beautiful and unique world, blending fantasy with 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.”
Aside from a Standard Edition, The DioField Chronicle will also come in a Digital Deluxe Edition which features in-game items, including the Knight’s Spear weapon and Mystical Ring accessory, along with digital versions of The DioField Chronicle soundtrack and Digital Artbook.
Additionally, players who purchase The DioField Chronicle Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition early can look forward to early purchase bonus contents, including a Rhopasto Knife (in an exclusive color) and Recruit’s Bangle for use in the main game.
The DioField Chronicle will release on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on September 22, 2022.
The game is now available for pre-order on all platforms. Pre-orders of either edition of the game will come with early purchase bonus contents, including a Rhopasto Knife (in an exclusive color) and Recruit’s Bangle for use in the main game.