Triangle Strategy details story, cast of characters, gameplay systems, and more
Square Enix has shared new screenshots, artwork, and information for Triangle Strategy, detailing the game's story, cast of characters, gameplay systems, and more.
The details highlight a large number of characters introduced in strategy RPG (19 in total), including the main character cast and several other important people to be found in the game. Square Enix also details the game's story introduction as well as a few of the tactical gameplay systems.
Our translation and compilation of the details can be found below.
Triangle Strategy is set to launch for Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 4, 2022. For more information, check out its announcement from February 2021, or a recent 'Characters and Conviction' trailer.
The Holy State of Hyzante claimed ownership of the salt trade due to the location of a salt lake resource. The Grand Duchy of Aesfrost produces iron in its snowy lands. And the Kingdom of Glenbrook is located in a forest between the other two nations. The so-called Saltiron War broke out when the three nations vied for the precious resources of salt and iron.
After the war had ceased with an uneasy truce, people reflected on how a rights monopoly was the primary cause of conflict, so the Norzelia Company was established as a neutral organization not belonging to any nation. Equal trade of salt and iron helped restore the continent of Norzelia after the war.
However, Hyzante's continuing pressures over a high salt tax created worsening tensions with the nation of Aesfrost. Glenbrook feared that war might break out again, so to ease tensions, a proposal was made for a joint mining of iron ore mountains between the three nations.
Thirty years have passed since the Saltiron War. The joint mining project was successful and deemed as a symbol of peace, and activities began on the new iron ore mountain. Glenbrook invited delegates from Aesfrost and Hyzante to hold a memorial ceremony of the project, as well as a tournament where powerful warriors from the three nations could clash against each other.
The protagonist Serenoa inherited his estate from his father Symon. This first policy enacted by the new head of House Wolffort will be where he gets to unveil his name and strength..
[Editor's Note: As Nintendo did not release thorough descriptions for characters shown in the 'Challenge Your Convictions' trailer, we've collected all of the bios revealed so far from Square Enix's Japanese media releases. These details come from a September 2021 Japanese press release, a November 2021 Japanese press release, and the official Japanese website. As this is a translation from Japanese sources, some of the character names might not match the official English localization.]
Serenoa Wolffort (voiced in Japanese by Kensho Ono)
A young genius lord of one of Glenbrook's high houses, raised and trained by his father, the great warrior Symon. While he's a sincere person who treats anybody equally, his experience in the world is still unripe. A certain incident will make him lead his house in facing various struggles.
Benedict Pascal (voiced in Japanese by Youji Ueda)
A butler who has been serving House Wolffort from a young age. He is also known as Symon's brain, as he is the strategist who supports the house from behind the scenes. He has been criticized by others as cold, since his speeches & conducts prioritize profit for House Wolffort over everything else.
Roland Glenbrook (voiced in Japanese by Yuichi Nakamura)
Serenoa's close friend who is also the second prince of the Kingdom of Glenbrook. Known for being uninhibited and not timid, he is frustrated by the situation that emphasizes his elder brother, Frani, as the heir to the throne. Although he often conflicts with his brother and father - the current king - deep inside Roland's heart he has a strong desire to have their approval.
Frederica Aesfrost (voiced in Japanese by Minami Tsuda)
Serenoa's fiancee who is also the princess of the Grand Duchy of Aesfrost. She inherits the blood of the Rozel clan. She spent a miserable time at her homeland due to a familial hierarchy dispute based on their origins, but she endured it with her strong and unbreakable will. She is being wed into House Wolffort in order to improve the relationship between Glenbrook and Aesfrost.
Erador Ballentine (voiced in Japanese by Hiroshi Shirokuma)
The leader of House Wolffort's soldiers who have been protecting Serenoa since his childhood. While he has a hearty and honest personality, he is also cool-headed during battles as he is a veteran who had experienced many battlefields. He frequently clashes with Benedict like oil and water, but deep inside they respect each other and they became comrades after the Saltiron War.
Anna Pascal (voiced in Japanese by Ayaka Senbongi)
A spy who works for House Wolffort. She is silent and rarely shows her emotions. Despite sharing the same surname as Benedict, they are not related by blood as she is his adopted daughter. As Benedict's confidant, she silently does various tasks - from public ones like scouting & communications to secret ones as well.
Hughette Bucklar (voiced by Yuu Kobayashi)
A new soldier working in Glenbrook's bodyguard unit. After passing harsh trials, she received a task to protect Roland. She is proud to serve as Roland's bodyguard, and considers him as her only liege. She was originally a falconer, yet she still keeps her old friend - a big falcon named Fleuge - as her ride.
Geela Breisse (voiced in Japanese by Rina Sato)
Frederica's maid who is also her private tutor for magic. Frederica often consults about her past troubles with Geela. She originally came from Hyzante where she used to research magic, but she hates the state's secretiveness and religious life, so she moved to Aesfrost. Her precise intellect impressed Aesfrost's Commander Gustadolph, who appointed her to be Frederica's maid. She accompanies the princess to House Wolffort.
Regna Glenbrook (voiced in Japanese by Kento Fujinuma)
The current King of Glenbrook and the father of Frani & Roland. He is known as a wise king whose policy led to the end of Saltiron War. Afterwards, he continues to work as a coordinator between the three nations and as a manager to the joint mining project.
Frani Glenbrook (voiced in Japanese by Takumi Saeki)
The first prince of Glenbrook. He studied kingcraft from his father Regna, and is the first heir to the throne while also managing the royalist nobles. He is very popular in the kingdom, but he often conflicts with his brother Roland due to their personality differences.
Cordelia Glenbrook (voiced in Japanese by Reina Ueda)
The first princess of Glenbrook, and Regna's third-born child. The young princess has a graceful elegance. She often gets attached more to the good-spirited Roland over the fussy Frani.
Maxwell Trier (voiced in Japanese by Takehito Koyasu)
The strongest warrior in Glenbrook, also known by the alias "The Masked Spearmaster". Impressed by his skills, King Regna appointed him as the kingdom's martial arts instructor. He taught swordsmanship to Prince Roland, and he considers his pupil like his own son.
Patriatte Konsar (voiced in Japanese by Yoshikazu Nagano)
A noble whose name has been a member of the nation of Glenbrook for a long time. He's the leader of the Royalists faction that supports the royal family. He also holds de-facto control of the administration as a minister. Having worked as a coordinator to many influential people, he excels in negotiations.
Avlora (voiced in Japanese by Takako Honda)
An Aesfrost warrior who was promoted to general due to her abilities, despite being an orphan. Said to be the strongest in Aesfrost, even Commander Gustadolph highly valued her power. Avlora competed against Glenbrook's Maxwell Tria at the tournament.
Sorsley Ende (voiced in Japanese by Daichi Hayashi)
One of Hyzante's Seven Saints. He single-handedly manages the salt lake which is the source of the state's income.
Booker Paynose (voiced in Japanese by Shinobu Matsumoto)
Sorsley Ende's steward and confidant. He's the one who actually runs all the activities performed by House Ende.
Julio Lightman (voiced in Japanese by Wataru Komada)
He used to work as an advisor to Minister Patriat, but when he censured one of the minister's acts, he ended up getting fired. He now works as a civil servant under House Wolffort.
Medina Alium (voiced in Japanese by Shiori Mikami)
A girl from Hyzante who wants to become a doctor and save other people. She feels something is off in Hyzante's medical institution on the way it handles sick people. She ends up fleeing from the nation.
Ezana Klinka (voiced in Japanese by Risa Shimizu)
The descendant of a clan wielding mysterious power that lets them change the weather. As a shaman who prays for rain, she travels to places with people that need her power for salvation.
Triangle Strategy - Japanese Character Trailer #1
Square Enix has released the first character trailer for Triangle Strategy, which highlights Roland Glenbrook, Regna Glenbrook, Frani Glenbrook, Cordelia Glenbrook, Patriat Canzarf, and Maxwell Tria.
Strategy and Positioning
In Triangle Strategy, positioning is important in battles. By taking advantage of the terrain as well as differences in elevation and unique character abilities, you can enjoy challenging battles and deep strategy through systems such as "pursuit", which is activated by getting behind the enemy, and "coordination", which attacks by utilizing the abilities of your allies.
Archers' attacks will deal more damage and have longer range the higher their positions are. Be careful when there are enemy archers in high places.
Units on the same side can work together in Link Attacks. For example, a Tank character can use Taunt to gather an enemy's attention, and a Magic-user can wipe them all from afar. Surrounding an opposing unit will let the other ally unit launch an additional Back Attack. But be advised that multiple enemy units can also do the same thing when they surround an ally unit.
There are various types of "coordination" in which you attack by utilizing the abilities of your allies.
Choice and Consequence
The player will be given many dilemmas where a key choice needs to be made. The choices given will be secretly accumulated into one of the three beliefs: Utility, Morality, and Liberty. (Benefit, Moral, or Freedom in the Japanese version). This will determine not only how the story branches but also which characters will join the protagonist's party.