During the Toyko Game Show Square Enix Presents live broadcast, Square Enix announced Encounters in dungeons, a single-player dungeon-crawling RPG coming out for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam) on October 14. The game will be priced at $ 29.99, with a 20% discount on the launch window until the end of October.
Developed by Cattle Call, Dungeon Encounters seeks to bring dungeon RPG mechanics to their bases, where you take a group of explorers through a simplified dungeon based on a 100-story grid, using ATB-style battles to take on a variety of enemies along the way.
The game has several veteran Final Fantasy developers directing its production, as follows.
- Director: Hiroyuki Ito (Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy XII)
- Producer: Hiroaki Kato (Final Fantasy XII: Age of the Zodiac)
- Character design: Ryoma Ito (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, Mana Heroes)
- Music: Nobuo Uematsu (Final fantasy, Lost odyssey, fantastic)
The trailer, press release, and the screenshot / artwork set are available below through Square Enix. The official English site is here, and the Japanese site is here.
Square Enix announced today, as part of its Square Enix Presents livestream at the Tokyo Games Show, that Dungeon Encounters, a new single player dungeon exploration RPG, will be available digitally for the Nintendo Switch console, the PlayStation 4 console and the PC via Steam from October 14, 2021.
Directed by Final Fantasy series veteran Hiroyuki Ito and produced by Final Fantasy XII: Age of the ZodiacHiroaki Kato, Dungeon Encounters challenges players to test their strategic skills with 100 levels of exhilarating challenges. Using movements based on a 2D grid, players are invited to lead an expedition retracing the depths of an otherworldly labyrinth. Plan and prepare to overcome numerous obstacles, battles and defeat monsters with the aim of outwitting the formidable game system and reaching the deepest level of the dungeon. Strategize to survive!
Players can enjoy a newly polished and refined iteration of the classic Final Fantasy Active Time Battle (ATB) system brought to you by original creator, Hiroyuki Ito. Encounters in Dungeons features a huge lineup of fantasy-inspired characters by character designer Ryoma Ito, giving players a unique take on the dungeon crawler genre and the ability to customize their squad to effectively overcome challenges and obstacles. Fans can also enjoy a soundtrack supervised by Music Director Nobuo Uematsu, with a modern take on classic tracks, as they put their minds to the test and venture through the many levels of Dungeon Encounters.
Pre-orders are available now for the Nintendo Switch console and Steam® with a 20% discount until the end of October *. DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS will be available for purchase from PlayStation®Store from launch on October 14 with a 20% discount for PlayStation®Plus members through October 28.
- * The 20% Advance Purchase Discount offer for the Nintendo Switch ends October 21 at 8:59 p.m. PDT / 11:59 p.m. EDT; and for PC (via Steam) October 29 at 8:59 am PDT / 11:59 am EDT
- ** The 20% discount offer for PlayStation Plus members on the PlayStation®4 console is available from launch October 14 through October 28 at 8:59 p.m. PDT / 11:59 p.m. EDT.
Dungeon Encounters screenshots and illustrations
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