Triangle Strategy, Square Enix’s first brand new stab at strategy RPGs in years, is about to land on PC where it belongs. Square announced Tuesday that the turn-based strategy game hits Steam (opens in new tab) on October 13th, sandwiching it between two other similar games from Square. Later this month it’s launching the real time tactics game The Deofield Chronicle, and then in November we’re getting the remastered Tactics Ogre: Reborn. If You’re Gourmet For Number-Crunching, Grid-Based Japanese RPGs, You’re Eaten Good this fall.
As we just wrote about recently, we are living in the golden age of the RPG strategy revival right now. Triangle Tactics is one of the big guys: It uses Square’s popular “HD-2D” pixel art aesthetic and brings back that broad political flavor of fantasy that Final Fantasy Tactics did so well.
Triangle Tactics was a hit on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, though not everyone loved that it leans a bit heavily on the talkie RPG side of things compared to the strategy side. In its review, our sister site GamesRadar wrote, “While Triangle Tactics climbs into its true strategic combat, it stumbles elsewhere. It’s easy to root out major characters in the early hours, but it’s a shame Square Enix does. It takes so long for most of them to develop real personalities out of politics.”
I’m personally really more excited for the return of Tactics Ogre, but Triangle Strategy is destined to be an excellent Steam Deck companion. It already played fairly well on the Switch, but we can expect it to be better than the 30-fps framerate without any dynamic resolution dips.
Thankfully, Square changed this pretty quickly, with just a seven-month gap between Switch and PC releases. Once it arrives, we expect some patient PC players to continue to use their Steam decks to like the better Nintendo Switch.
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