Despite the release of both Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West around the same time, Square Enix’s newest tactical RPG, Triangle Strategy, still managed to capture the attention of many. It has sold 800k copies in the last two weeks, per the game’s Japanese Twitter account. The game features strategy-based battles in a world rich with political strife. As you move through the game’s path you’ll recruit up to thirty different characters of varying jobs, skills, and convictions to aid you across battles.
In Japan and Asia at large, the game sold around 200k copies, and elsewhere it hit numbers around 600k. While it is a fraction of the 12 million Elden Ring sold, it is still great news for such a niche game that is currently only out on one console. The game’s predecessor, Octopath Traveler, reached 1 million units sold in a month which puts this on track to hopefully surpass that.
From the official Nintendo Store listing:
Triangle Strategy Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictions—Utility, Morality, Liberty—which together make up Serenoa’s world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself.
Finding the best location in turn-based battles can tip the tide of combat in your favor. Position units on higher ground to take control of the battlefield and gain the advantage with increased range. You can also flank enemies on both sides, then strike from behind for a powerful follow-up attack. Elemental chain reactions are also an important part of combat. For example, use fire to melt icy terrain, then use lightning to electrocute it. Push the enemy into the electrified water to see sparks fly in stunning HD-2D visuals!
Triangle Strategy merges the best of JRPGs and tactical strategy games. If you’re looking for more games on the strategy side that are also full of politics, check out our list of the Top 10 Best Grand Strategy Games. If you’re curious what we consider to be some of the best JRPGs, check out our list of the Best JRPGs Everyone Should Play At Least Once.
And if you’re curious about what exactly Triangle Strategy is offering, there is a demo that will take you through the game’s first three chapters and allow you to carry over your progress. It’s a great opportunity to see if the game’s politics-driven narrative and tactical-based battles are for you.