Do you have a Final Fantasy Tactics-shaped hole in your heart? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that Triangle Strategy is heading exclusively to Nintendo Switch on March 4, 2022. Published by Square Enix and developed by the team behind Octopath Traveler, Triangle Strategy is a modern take on a particular kind of fantasy strategy game. It’s now available to preorder at a variety of retailers.
Preorder Triangle Strategy
Formerly known at Project Triangle Strategy, this game has dropped “Project” from its title. And unlike many games these days, no special editions or preorder bonuses have been announced so far. So if you want to lock in a preorder, the only choice you have to make is your retailer of choice.
Triangle Strategy Demo
If you want to kick this game’s tires before throwing down money, you can download a demo of Triangle Strategy right now on the Nintendo eShop. Note this isn’t the final build of the game. In fact, Square Enix surveyed players of the demo in order to use the feedback to tweak the finished product.
No Preorder Bonus
So far, no preorder bonuses have been announced either by the publisher or by any of the retailers. If that changes, we’ll track it here.
What is Triangle Strategy?
Triangle Strategy is another of what Square Enix is calling “HD-2D” games. That means the art style is roughly 16-bit, harking back to the golden age of JRPGs, but the graphics use modern flourishes like 3D and tilt-shift effects. It comes together nicely, as anyone familiar with Octopath Traveler can attest.
This game is a throwback to the style of Final Fantasy Tactics. As such, it’s a turn-based strategy game that has you commanding a team of warriors on multi-tiered environments to take down opposing forces. Your characters’ position on the battlefield plays into their effectiveness as well, with higher-up forces getting increased range. You can also chain together elemental reactions, like using fire to melt ice in the environment and then using lightning on the water to inflict damage.
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