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Square Enix has announced that Triangle Strategy has now sold over 1 million copies worldwide. The game originally launched exclusively on Switch back in March of this year, but saw a PC release via Steam last October.

This new milestone includes physical shipments and digital sales of the game across both the Switch and PC versions, although no breakdown by region is provided. The game had initially sold roughly 800,000 copies within two weeks of its launch on Switch, so it’s nice to see the title breach the 1 million mark.

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In a recent interview with Japanese outlet 4Gamer, Triangle Strategy producers Tomoya Asano and Yasuaki Arai discussed how the team was able to implement Square Enix’s signature HD-2D art style in their latest release.

Despite the art style having a seemingly nature and straight forward implementation, they noted that it “costs more than you’d think” and required the help of teams who had previously worked with the tech to finish development in such a short amount of time.

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Not too long ago, Triangle Strategy producers Tomoya Asano and Yasuaki Arai sat down with Japanese website 4Gamer to share some insights from their time making Square Enix’s latest Switch title.

The highly praised HD-2D art style made a return, and the pair talked about the challenges the team faced to make it work in a tactical RPG. Turn-based RPGs like Octopath Traveler, another game to make use of HD-2D, operate with a fixed camera. However, Triangle Strategy offered a fresh set of challenges to overcome thanks to the more expansive map designs in a tactical RPG. 

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Nintendo shared a new Triangle Strategy interview this week with two of the game’s prominent developers, Tomoya Asano and Yasuaki Arai. As part of the discussion, we again get to hear about how Square Enix settled on the name. They also covered some other notable topics like the game’s plot, why multi-tiered maps were included, and more.

The full discussion is below:

Triangle Strategy update 1.0.3

A new 1.0.3 update has gone out for Triangle Strategy, Square Enix’s tactical RPG. Nintendo and Square Enix have shared the official patch notes, though they aren’t very exciting.

According to Nintendo: “Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.” Unfortunately, the patch notes don’t dive into any specifics. It’s unclear what problems have been addressed specifically, but you’ll want to install the patch for the best experience.

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Square Enix is no stranger to unconventional game names, and that tradition has continued with their HD-2D titles on Switch – those being Octopath Traveler and Triangle Strategy. In a recent interview, producer Tomoya Asano shared some insight into the team’s thinking.

Asano told Inversus that Square Enix considers “if the player can imagine what kind of game it is based on the title.” With Triangle Strategy, you play it from three angles and it’s a strategic experience. Square Enix initially included “Project” so that there would be “a little bit of room to be able to change the name”. Since it was well-received by fans, the “Triangle Strategy” name stuck.

Asano’s full words: 

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System: Switch
Release date: March 4, 2022
Developer: Square Enix / Artdink
Publisher: Square Enix

Square Enix’s Team Asano has been a force to be reckoned with on Switch. Their debut on the system, Octopath Traveler, was a showpiece at the first real Switch blowout in January 2017 and released the following year to great acclaim. Returning to the glory of their 3DS days, the highly requested Bravely Default 2 came out just last year. Now the third entry in the team’s Switch JRPG trifecta returns to Octopath’s HD-2D style, but delivers gameplay so different that it might as well be considered a different genre. That certainly doesn’t hold it back however: different as it is, Triangle Strategy is a tremendous overall package and possibly Team Asano’s finest work yet.

Triangle Strategy has sold nearly 800,000 copies, Square Enix has announced. That feat was accomplished in just two weeks.

Square Enix says that Triangle Strategy has sold over 200,000 copies in Japan and Asia combined. That plus other units worldwide bring the game to almost 800,000. The figure is ultimately based on copies shipped and download sales.

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Over in Europe, My Nintendo members can spend their points on new Triangle Strategy rewards. A pair of pin sets were just added to the site.

The first set features Serenoa & Frederica while the second is for Roland & Benedict. They measure 3.0 x 3.0cm (backing card: 8.5 x 5.0cm) while the material is zinc alloy, nickel coated.

Triangle Strategy update 1.0.2

For those that are picking up Triangle Strategy today, keep in mind that there’s a day one update for the game with Nintendo and Square Enix distributing version 1.0.2. This is available to everyone now.

According to the patch notes, “Several issues have been addressed to improve the gameplay experience.” Nintendo hasn’t shared any information beyond that, though it goes without saying that you’ll want to have version 1.0.2 installed.

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