Square Enix announces single-player dungeon exploration RPG Dungeon Encounters, set to release on October 14 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC

During the Toyko Game Show Square Enix Presents live stream, Square Enix announced Dungeon Encounters, a single-player dungeon exploration RPG set to release for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam) on October 14. The game will be priced at $29.99, with a 20% launch window discount until late October.

Developed by Cattle Call, Dungeon Encounters looks to take dungeon RPG mechanics to their basics, where you take a group of explorers into a 100-floor simplified grid-based dungeon, using ATB-style battles to take on various foes along the way.

The game has several Final Fantasy veteran developers leading its production, as follows.

  • Director: Hiroyuki Ito (Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy XII)
  • Producer: Hiroaki Kato (Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age)
  • Character Design: Ryoma Ito (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, Heroes of Mana)
  • Music: Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy, Lost Odyssey, Fantasian)

The announcement trailer, press release, and screenshot/artwork set can be found below via Square Enix. The official English website is here, and the Japanese website is here.

Square Enix today announced, as part of their Square Enix Presents livestream at Tokyo Games Show, that Dungeon Encounters, a new single-player dungeon exploration RPG, will be available digitally for the Nintendo Switch system, PlayStation 4 console and PC via Steam from October 14, 2021.

Directed by Final Fantasy series’ veteran Hiroyuki Ito and produced by Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’s Hiroaki Kato, Dungeon Encounters challenges players to test their strategic skills with 100 levels of thought-provoking challenges. Using 2D grid-based movements, players are invited to lead an expedition charting the depths of an otherworldly labyrinth. Plan and prepare to overcome numerous obstacles, battles, and defeat monsters in a bid to outwit the formidable game system and reach the deepest level of the Dungeon. Strategize to survive!

Players can enjoy a newly polished and refined iteration of Final Fantasy’s classic Active Time Battle (ATB) system brought to you by original creator, Hiroyuki Ito. Dungeon Encounters features an expansive range of fantasy inspired characters by character designer Ryoma Ito, offering players a unique take on the dungeon crawler genre, and the ability to customize their team in order to complete the challenges and obstacles effectively.  Fans can also enjoy a soundtrack overseen by musical director Nobuo Uematsu, featuring a modern take on classical tracks, as they put their minds to the test and venture through the many levels of Dungeon Encounters.

Pre-orders are available now for the Nintendo Switch system and Steam® with a 20% discount until  late October*. DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS will be available to purchase on the PlayStation®Store from launch on October 14 with a 20% discount for PlayStation®Plus members until October 28.

  • *20% early purchase discount offer for Nintendo Switch ends on October 21 at 8:59pm PDT / 11:59pm EDT; and for PC (via Steam) on October 29 at 8:59am PDT / 11:59am EDT
  • **20% discount offer for PlayStation Plus members on PlayStation®4 console is available from launch on October 14 until October 28 at 8:59pm PDT / 11:59pm EDT.
Dungeon Encounters Screenshots and Artwork