Square Enix Announce Dungeon Encounters at Tokyo Game Show 2021

Dungeon Encounters

Square Enix have announced Dungeon Encounters at the Tokyo Game Show 2021; from the key development team behind Final Fantasy.

Dungeon Encounters launches October 14th on Windows PC (via Steam) and Nintendo Switch.

Inspired by classic pen and paper tabletop games, players must chart every square of the depths of a labyrinth that has appeared at the edge of town if they want ability points. Prepare for your expedition, fend off foes, and meet missing adventurers who may become your allies.

The game is developed by the key development team behind Final Fantasy, and led by Ito Hiroyuki (Director of Final Fantasy VI, IX, XII, and battle designer for many others). Battles use the ATB system he created.

You can find the announcement trailer below.

You can find the rundown (via Nintendo) below.

A new dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive!

An otherworldly labyrinth has suddenly appeared on the outskirts of a quiet town. Make clever use of your abilities to chart the depths, overcome obstacles and defeat your foes in thrilling battles!

From some of the key development team behind the legendary FINAL FANTASY franchise, DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS is a dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive. The streamlined interface gives you the freedom to prepare and manage your party as you strive to reach the final floor.

During your expeditions, you’ll discover rare and powerful items, meet lost adventurers who might just become new allies, and come face-to-face with deadly monsters.

Do you have what it takes to overcome the numerous trials that await you and discover the dungeon’s secrets?

By uncovering and visiting spaces with white numbers, you may obtain items, unlock and change abilities, restore your party to health, find hidden merchants, and much more.

Battle encounters, marked with black numbers, are hidden throughout the map. However, they can be revealed with a special ability, allowing you to choose when and where to engage your enemies.

Previously discovered events will be recorded in the Event Log, a valuable resource that allows you to reference past experiences to tackle future challenges.


Test your strategies in thrilling battles, featuring the Active Time Battle (ATB) system made famous by the FINAL FANTASY series.

Under the direction of Ito Hiroyuki, creator of the ATB system, battles play out in real-time, utilizing a polished and refined iteration of this classic design, which promises exciting, challenging combat.


The blank map awaits you, and by exploring and investigating every tile on each level, you will be awarded ability points. Navigate obstacles, including secret passages and hidden traps, and conquer the dungeon!

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Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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