Today Square Enix released a large gallery of screenshots and artwork from the upcoming HD-2D turn-based strategy game Triangle Strategy.
First of all, we take a look at plenty of the characters that we’ll include in the game. We get to see both the character design artwork for each alongside screenshots of scenes involving them.
More screenshots showcase battle gameplay. We learn that you can earn battle skill points by performing actions that meet certain criteria in-game. You can then exchange those points for trump cards that you can use in further battles or valuable items.
There are various conditions for earning them, like exploiting a weak point or performing a follow-up attack. Playing strategically will earn more points.
During your units’ turn, you can use a trump card. They can be used to achieve a variety of effects like healing or buffs without consuming the turn.
To use trump cards you need to spend trump card points. There’s a limited number of those per battle and the same card cannot be used more than once, so it’s important to use them at the right time.
We also see the camp, where you can talk to your companion and shop at the store, or improve armor and weapons at the armorer and blacksmith. At the tavern you can take part in simulated battles to test your characters, including some with special victory conditions.
Triangle Strategy releases for Nintendo Switch on March 4, 2021. If you want to learn more, you can watch the latest character trailer, another promotional video, plenty of gameplay, and read the official description below.
“Three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron in Square Enix’s newest HD-2D adventure
Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictions—Utility, Morality, Liberty—which together make up Serenoa’s world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself.
Control multi-tiered battlefields to strategically secure victory
Finding the best location in turn-based battles can tip the tide of combat in your favor. Position units on higher ground to take control of the battlefield and gain the advantage with increased range. You can also flank enemies on both sides, then strike from behind for a powerful follow-up attack. Elemental chain reactions are also an important part of combat. For example, use fire to melt icy terrain, then use lightning to electrocute it. Push the enemy into the electrified water to see sparks fly in stunning HD-2D visuals!”