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Square Enix Announces Dungeon Encounters, A New RPG From Hiroyuki Ito That’s Out This Month

Dungeon Encounters screenshot of an overhead view of an adventurer with a shield running along a dungeon path rendered as basic squares as it drawn on paper.

During Tokyo Game Show 2021, Square Enix announced a brand-new RPG simply titled Dungeon Encounters. This game comes to us from veteran Final Fantasy game director Hiroyuki Ito (widely credited as the creator of the Active Time Battle system) and producer Hiroaki Kato (Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age). Character designs come to us from Ryoma Ito, and the score, described as “a modern take on classical tracks,” is supervised by none other than Nobuo Uematsu.

In Dungeon Encounters, players will utilize grid-based movement to navigate 100 floors of a labyrinthine dungeon, fighting monsters with the classic ATB system and overcoming obstacles along the way. I have to say, I’m really digging the minimalist aesthetic this game seems to be going for. Check out the announcement trailer below!

Dungeon Encounters will launch for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam on October 14th, 2021 (soon!). Ordering the game on Switch and Steam will net players a 20% discount until late October, while PlayStation Plus members can enjoy a 20% discount until October 28th.

For more information, head on over to the game’s official website. Stay tuned to RPGFan for more coverage of your favorite games!

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Peter Triezenberg

Peter Triezenberg

Peter is a news editor for RPGFan, and quite possibly the spooniest bard you'll ever meet. He's also the site's resident Kingdom Hearts fan, Final Fantasy XV apologist, and Yu-Gi-Oh! enthusiast. In between playing video games or writing news, he can usually be found drinking unsafe amounts of caffeinated beverages. He also really likes cats.

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