Hiroyuki Ito’s Dungeon Encounters Is His First New Game In A Decade
Hiroyuki Ito was one of the surprise guests during Square Enix’s TGS 2021 live stream and he revealed a new game: Dungeon Encounters.
Hiroyuki Ito has worked on several of the classic Final Fantasy games and he pioneered the ATB system that was used for the longest time in most of the games. He was a big reason the series was so successful in the West beginning with Final Fantasy IV. While he doesn’t work on the series anymore, he has returned after a long period of silence to announce a new game.
Dungeon Masters is a brand new concept from the minds of Hiroyuki Ito. While the trailer shows a game that is difficult to grasp, it could be a lot of fun. The release date is also soon, and it will be out by October 14, 2021.
Here is the description of the game that was seen in the press release shared by Square Enix.
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.
Dungeon Encounters is confirmed to launch on October 14, 2021, for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.