Project Triangle Strategy Announced
During today’s Nintendo Direct, Square Enix and Nintendo announced tactical RPG Project Triangle Strategy (working title). The game features the same “HD-2D” graphical style as Octopath Traveler and is planned for release on Nintendo Switch in 2022. A free demo is available to download now from the Nintendo eShop.
Project Triangle Strategy is set on the continent of Norzelia, which is comprised of three major nations: Glenbrook, Aesfrost, and Hyzante. The land is scarce in the important resources of salt and iron, which led to a conflict called the Saltiron War that ended in an uneasy truce. Players control Serenoa Wolffort, who becomes involved in a web of conflicting plots. Serenoa is joined by his childhood friend Prince Roland of Glenbrook, Serenoa’s betrothed and princess Frederica Aesfrost, and House Wolffort’s steward and advisor Benedict Pascal.
Combat is turn-based and takes place on battle maps with varied elevation. Attack ranges are determined by each character’s location and weapon, with higher-placed units able to fire ranged weapons further. Players can use flanking manoeuvers or coordinate with other units to gain follow-up attacks.
Project Triangle Strategy’s story will feature numerous important decisions for the player to make. The game features three convictions — Utility, Morality, and Liberty — that make up Serenoa’s worldview and player choices along those lines will determine how the story plays out and which allies will join his cause. Major decisions are settled with the Scales of Conviction, where allies will vote for which outcome is followed, with players given the ability to influence the voting.