This fascinating new dungeon-crawler from key creators of FINAL FANTASY XII will put your mind to the test. Get ready to strategize to survive!
By Duncan Heaney

Are you ready for some DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS?

Directed by the FINAL FANTASY series’ Hiroyuki Ito, produced by Hiroaki Kato, and with a soundtrack overseen by the legendary Nobuo Uematsu, this new dungeon exploration RPG features a refined and straightforward game design, based on a minimalist design philosophy, which means players can focus on the fun gameplay mechanics.

Basically, if you want an RPG that’ll give your mind a good ol’ workout, you’re looking at it.

We’re sure you still have questions about the game, and we’re here to answer them. Starting with…


DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS is a new take on dungeon crawlers that sends you deep into a mysterious labyrinth full of obstacles, monsters and surprises.

Your goal is to lead an expedition to chart the dangerous depths of this deadly dungeon. Of course, that’s easier said than done - with 99 floors, each packed with vicious monsters and dangerous traps, it’ll take planning and strategic thinking to survive.


Traversing each area uses a 2D grid-based movement system that forces you to consider your routes through each floor very carefully.

Sooner or later though, you’ll find yourself facing one of the more… unruly denizens of the dungeon. Then it’s time to fight!

Combat uses a polished and refined version of the Active Time Battle (ATB) system. Fights are fast-paced and deeply strategic - your success will largely depend on how smartly you utilize your team. You’ll can build a party from a wide selection of fantasy-inspired characters, and customize it to account for the different challenges you’ll face.


Who’s making the game?

The team behind the game features some of the key minds from the FINAL FANTASY series.

The game’s being directed by Hiroyuki Ito - who also worked as Game Designer on FINAL FANTASY VI and FINAL FANTASY XII. Not only that, he’s also responsible for the creation of the original Active Time Battle system for FINAL FANTASY IV - a system he’s revisited and refined for DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS!


The game’s Producer is Hiroaki Kato, who has been Producer on FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE and FINAL FANTASY TACTICS A2 Grimore of the Rift!

DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS’ beautiful characters come courtesy of Character Designer Ryoma Ito, who’s worked on games including FINAL FANTASY Tactics Advance, FINAL FANTASY XII: Revenant Wings, Heroes of Mana and more.

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the legendary Musical Director Nobuo Uematsu, who’s overseeing the soundtrack to DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS, which features modern takes on classical tracks.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of talent working on this game.


What platforms is DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS available on?

DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS is out now digitally for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Steam. What’s more, there’s a 20% discount available for a limited time!

We can’t wait for you to start delving deep into this mind-bending labyrinth. To stay up to date with news and information about DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS, make sure you follow us on social media: