What is The DioField Chronicle?

What is The DioField Chronicle? What kind of game is it, and who’s making it? We answer all your questions.
By Duncan Heaney

Now, here’s a game we’re really excited to tell you about: The DioField Chronicle!

This completely new strategy RPG is coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch and Steam later this year. Created by a team of veteran strategy developers, and with amazing visual and sound design, it’s a game that’s sure to satisfy fans of the genre… and make a few new ones too!

Read on and we’ll tell you all about it. But first, check out the new trailer:

What kind of game is The DioField Chronicle?

The DioField Chronicle is a deeply strategic RPG, set in a world of honor and political intrigue.

Over the course of a compellingly deep story, you direct and your units through multiple combat encounters, using the ‘Real-Time Tactical Battle’ (RTTB) system.

The DioField Chronicle battle scene
The DioField Chronicle battle scene

As the name implies, combat takes place in real-time - you can pause the game to give orders and survey the battlefield, but the world and enemies won’t sit still and wait for your troops to take their turns.

This means that you’ll have to carefully assess front line conditions, be decisive with your orders and make smart use of a wide variety of skills, classes and equipment to gain the upper hand. And, of course, this all takes place on stunning battlefields that fuse diorama and reality and give the game a distinct and beautiful visual style.

The DioField Chronicle screenshot
The DioField Chronicle cutscene

Who’s making The DioField Chronicle?

There’s an enormous amount of talent involved in The DioField Chronicle. The game’s being developed by Square Enix and Lancarse Ltd - a who’s who of strategy game veterans.

That includes character designs by Taiki (Lord of Vermillion III and IV), concept art by Isamu Kamikokuryo (FINAL FANTASY XII and FINAL FANTASY XIII) and scenario design by Yuu Ohshima (Fire Emblem Awakening).

It also features a stunning orchestrated soundtrack, by world-renowned composer Ramin Djawadi - best known for his work on Game of Thrones, Westworld, Pacific Rim and more!

The DioField Chronicle screenshot

What’s the story of The DioField Chronicle?

You may be wondering what the story behind all the battles and strife is.

The game Is set in a unique world that blends fantasy, medieval and modern-day influences. Under the hand of the Shaytham dynasty, the Kingdom of Alletain on DioField Island has known peace for 200 years - but the rise of new powers and Modern Magic means that’s about to change.

The Kingdom of Alletain is rich in Jade - a precious mineral, prized for its use as a base ingredient in magic and sorcery. Of course, so valuable a resource will always draw attention, and inevitably the Empire and the Alliance both turn their gaze towards the island.

Amid this conflict, you take command of a group of elite mercenaries who call themselves ‘Blue Fox’. But will this name become a symbol of hope for the embattled Alletain, or signify darkest tragedy?

…and when will you be able to find out?

The DioField Chronicle screenshot
The DioField Chronicle screenshot
The DioField Chronicle screenshot

When is The DioField Chronicle coming out?

The good news is that you won’t have to wait too long to experience this strategic gem. The DioField Chronicle will release this very year - 2022 - for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

We’ll have more to share In the future, so make sure to check the website and follow the team on social media to see news and updates: