The DioField Chronicle of Square Enix Receives a 'Teen' Rating

The DioField Chronicle of Square Enix Receives a 'Teen' Rating ...

The March State of Play presentation indicated that it would focus on Japanese developers, but it did not disappoint on this level, thanks to JRPGs and Square Enix, the Japanese giant.

The DioField Chronicle, a tactical arcade that looks somewhat like Fire Emblem: Three Houses, has received a rating from the ESRB, which has also revealed some additional details about the game.

The Diofield Chronice has been rated by the ESRB for its blood, mild suggestive themes, and violence. The whole description provides more information about what we may see once it arrives.

"This is a role-playing game in which players control mercenaries battleing rival factions in a fantastical world," the score says. "From a top-down perspective, players engage in tactical maneuvers against human soldiers and fantastical creatures (e.g. giant wolves, dragons, and the undead)."

Fantastical creatures in a Square Enix-published game are par for the course, but at least we are getting confirmation that the gameplay will feature these mythical beasts. The rating also explains some aspects of the tactical battling.

"Players select attack moves from a menu as their party members move around the battlefield; characters use guns, swords, and magic spells to defeat enemies. Cutscenes depict further instances of violence and blood, including soldiers fighting with swords/lances, amid splatters of blood; and still images of characters lying in a brothel."

Now we know that a plotline will feature a thin antagonist who will be doing some bad things to some poor women, which is almost Game of Thrones. Certainly The DioField Chronicle would not be for children then, and the T rating might be appropriate for the themes and narrative beats in the game.

As the game prepares for release, we will learn more. The DioField Chronicle will be released on PS4 and PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam later this year.