TRIANGLE STRATEGY on PC is a must-play. Here’s why!

The critically acclaimed tactical RPG is available on Steam now.
By Duncan Heaney

One of the best tactical RPGs of the modern era has made it to PC! TRIANGLE STRATEGY is available to download now via Steam!

Developed by the team behind OCTOPATH TRAVELER, and BRAVELY DEFAULT, the game features beautiful HD-2D visuals, satisfyingly strategic battles and a branching story that will stick with you. It was originally released for Nintendo Switch earlier this year, where it earned rave reviews from fans of the genre and critics alike.

Now PC players get to see what the fuss is all about, and why TRIANGLE STRATEGY is a must-play on PC:

It tells a mature tale full of complex moral choices

TRIANGLE STRATEGY takes place on the continent of Norzelia - a vast continent ruled by three mighty powers: the Grand Duchy of Aesfrost, the Holy State of Hyzante and the Kingdom of Glenbrook.

Aesfrost is rich in iron, while Hyzante has a lake of precious salt. In the past, bloody wars were fought over these resources, but now a truce has been achieved, with Glenbrook becoming a flourishing center of trade for the continent.

But that tentative peace comes to an end when the Archduke of Aesfrost suddenly attacks the Kingdom of Glenbrook. It falls upon Lord Serenoa Wolffort and his allies to protect his home, and the future of the continent itself.

The game tells a dark, mature story, where political battles are just as impactful as open conflict. This is not a black and white world of good and evil - it’s cast in multiple shades of grey. As Serenoa, you’ll be forced to make many difficult choices, and the narrative will change depending on what actions you take.

These decisions are further complicated by your companions, who have convictions of their own. You may have to try to convince them to see your point of view… or lose their support entirely.

Battles are exciting, challenging and deeply strategic

You’ll play through many battles in TRIANGLE STRATEGY, from small-scale skirmishes to epic encounters where the fate of nations lies in the balance. Each scenario tests your tactical thinking in different ways, and challenges you to use your units, weapons and the environment itself in clever ways.

There’s a lot you may have to consider - for example, positioning: getting one of your troops behind an enemy gives you a chance to score a critical hit, while flanking them from two sides at once lets you deliver powerful co-ordinated attacks (and is also massively satisfying).

Then there are strengths and weaknesses to consider - if you exploit enemy weaknesses with specific elements or attacks, you can rout their forces and secure dramatic victory. Of course, your troops have their own vulnerabilities too, and your foes won’t hesitate to exploit them…

You’ll also have to use the terrain to your advantage. For example, positioning troops with ranged attacks up somewhere high gives them a real edge over the enemy. Alternatively, you can set the battlefield ablaze to damage foes, close off routes and more.

You can even combine your forces’ powers - for example, you can melt snow to make puddles, and electrify them with lightning to give your foes a nasty shock.

And, of course, all that is just some of the elements you’ll get to play with. Yet for all this amazing depth, the game never feels overwhelming. New ideas are introduced at a steady pace, and the simple, intuitive interface means you only battle the enemy - never the controls.

There are multiple characters to recruit

As your campaign continues, you’ll have the opportunity to add new troops to your forces. There are many unique characters to recruit in the game, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and personalities.

You’ll be able to train and develop these units to improve their effectiveness in battle and open your tactical options even further. Of course, some characters are hidden, while others may leave your employ due to a difference of opinion - so it’s worth getting to know them off the battlefield too.

The stunning HD-2D visuals look better than ever on PC

You don’t need me to tell you how attractive TRIANGLE STRATEGY is. I mean, just look at this:

As you can see, that HD-2D art style, which combines 3D graphics with lovingly drawn 2D sprites, reaches new heights in this game. Each scene, conversation and battle positively pops with style - the whole game is a visual feast.

And, of course, on PC it looks better than ever, thanks to higher resolution outputs and displays.

To cut a long story short, it’s a simply beautiful game, and your eyes will thank you for playing it…

It has a brilliant soundtrack

…as will your ears.

The intense drama and action in TRIANGLE STRATEGY is elevated by a superb soundtrack by Akira Senju.

The game’s music is broad, varied, ranging from melancholy tracks that reflect the human cost of conflict, to driving themes that reflect the adrenaline-fueled highs of battle. Every moment of the game is accompanied by music that’s perfectly tailored to capture the characters’ current situations and emotions.

Square Enix games and quality soundtracks go hand in hand, but TRIANGLE STRATEGY’s manages to stand out as some of the best music you’ll hear all year. Play this one with the speakers up loud!

It’s available on Steam now

TRIANGLE STRATEGY is out now on Steam.

As well as the standard edition, there’s a Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes a digital TRIANGLE STRATEGY Mini-Artbook.

The TRIANGLE STRATEGY Digital Deluxe Edition is also available as part of a bundle with VARIOUS DAYLIFE. For a limited time, players who purchase this bundle will receive a 29% discount, which also includes a VARIOUS DAYLIFE digital artbook.

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