Project Triangle Strategy, the follow-up to Octopath Traveler, is another “2D HD game” which blends sprites and tiles with gorgeously detailed close-ups. You can gaze upon those finer details right away, too — there’s a demo on the eShop available for download, Nintendo announced. The full game, which is being developed by Square Enix, will be out in 2022.
Based on the trailer, the gameplay featured in Project Triangle Strategy should be familiar to anyone who has played tactics games before, such as Fire Emblem: Three Houses. You move along a grid, attacking enemies and placing your fighters in defensive positions for maximum effect. Likely, the “triangle” part of the title refers to whatever strengths and weaknesses are defined by the mechanics. Square Enix is promising that the game will feature plenty of “choice and consequences.” There’s a whiff of Final Fantasy Tactics here, but with a different style.
Octopath Traveler was released in 2018, and in it, fans were charged with completing the individual stories of a wide cast of characters. Likely, Project Triangle Strategy is another attempt to recapture the nostalgia of old-school tactics games.