Monday, November 29th, 2021

Pre-orders for Triangle Strategy are open to the public

Do you have a hole in your mind in the shape of FINAL FANTASY TACTICS? If so, you’ll be delighted to know that Triangle Strategy is heading exclusively to Nintendo Switch on March 4, 2022. Published by Square Enix and developed by the team behind Octopath Traveler, Triangle Strategy is a modern take of a particular kind of fantasy strategy game. You can now pre-order at various retail stores.

Pre-order Triangle Strategy

Formerly known as Project Triangle Strategy, the game has removed “Project” from its title. And unlike many games these days, no special editions or pre-order bonuses have been announced so far. Therefore, if you want to confirm your pre-order, the only choice you have to make is the retailer of your choice.

Triangle strategy demo

If you want to kick the tires of this game before throwing away your money, you can download the Triangle Strategy demo now at the Nintendo eShop. Please note that this is not the final build of the game. In fact, Square Enix investigated the demo players to fine-tune the finished product using feedback.

No pre-order bonus

So far, neither publishers nor retailers have announced pre-order bonuses. If it changes, we’ll keep track of it here.

What is a triangle strategy?

Triangle Strategy is one of what Square Enix calls the “HD-2D” game. In short, the art style is about 16 bits, reminiscent of the golden age of JRPGs, but the graphics use modern prosperity such as 3D and tilt shift effects. It’s well organized so that anyone familiar with Octopath Traveler can prove it.

This game is a reversion to the style of FINAL FANTASY TACTICS. Thus, it’s a turn-based strategy game that commands a team of multi-layered warriors to defeat enemy forces. The position of the character on the battlefield also affects the effect, increasing the range of higher powers. You can also chain elemental reactions, such as using fire to melt ice in the environment or using lightning to damage water.

Triangle Strategy Screen (Nintendo Direct, from September 2021)

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