Sq. Enix is leaning on the creator of the Lively Time Battle (ATB) system from Remaining Fantasy to create a brand new, distinctive RPG expertise set to come back out in two weeks. Hiroyuki Ito, identified for ATB and directing Remaining Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, leads this minimalist dungeon crawler referred to as Dungeon Encounters.
Dungeon Encounters duties gamers to discover grid-based labyrinths the place, alongside the best way, you’ll discover allies, combat monsters, and earn talents. Traversing these barren maps look to be an enormous a part of Dungeon Encounters. Every sq. you progress is counted, with whole map completions rewarding skill factors. Skills can strategically shift enemy or participant placements within the dungeon to dodge a battle or journey to a hard-to-reach section of the gameboard.
Fight performs out with, you guessed it, the Lively Time Battle system. Adventuring within the mazes, you’ll come throughout a wide range of characters so as to add to your social gathering. The trailer above reveals off a ton of potential pals take alongside grid spelunking. These social gathering members aren’t unique to humanoid adventurers but in addition embrace a sword-wielding canine, a panther, and my favourite thus far, a sizeable Totoro-like character named Sir Cat.
We don’t have to attend lengthy to delve deep down into Dungeon Encounters. It’s releasing on PlayStation 4, Swap, and Steam on October 14.
The current development of exploring RPG methods in minimalistic visible areas is intriguing, although not fully new. Final week noticed the announcement of Voice of Playing cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, a sport in an analogous vein counting on a card aesthetic as a substitute of sprites or 3D fashions for its characters. I’m all for it so long as the methods to play with are enjoyable. What do you consider Dungeon Encounters and its stripped-down look? Tell us within the feedback!