Natural Doctrine is set in fortified castle town of Feste and its surroundings, where humans are locked in a resource war with the goblins, trolls, lizardmen and humanoids. The story centres on three human soldiers: Jeff, Vasilisa and Anca — who are introduced in the video above.
Gameplay consists of turn-based battles, and units are free to move across large areas, which is a unique feature of the game, according to producer Kensuke Tanaka.
"Games with small squares may allow you to stack characters into a single space, but with this game, you can move around anywhere you like within the area, which makes positioning important," he said.
The fantasy strategy role-playing game is currently in development for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. The title will offer single-player and multiplayer modes, as well as cross-play compatibility.