Natural Doctrine, the PlayStation tactical RPG from Kadokawa Games, will be making its way stateside on September 16th.
The PlayStation platforms have always been a haven for fans of Japanese tactical RPGs. Natural Doctrine seeks to be the first such title in North America to hit the PS4, and with a September 16th release date fans of the genre — with its roots in titles like Shining Force, Fire Emblem, and Ogre Battle — will be able to scratch their tactical itch on a whole slew of consoles at once.
Kadokawa Game Studio and publisher NIS America are already offering preorders for Natural Doctrine on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, each available as either a standard release or, for an extra twenty dollars, a special edition that includes goodies like an “adventure pack,” art book, and a few other extras. The game is set to include cross-play and save sharing functionality between all three versions, giving players a lot of freedom for when, where, and how they can get their tactical RPG experience on.
Natural Doctrine was released late last year in Japan, and sparked interest with players worldwide clamoring for information on release dates in other countries. While the game will be coming to North America first, it will also be making the journey across the Atlantic for a European release only three days later on September 19th.
Kadokawa Games Studio is a subsidiary of Kadokawa Games Ltd. They are known primarily for handheld games spanning the DS and PSP libraries, though they are also responsible for publishing the controversial Suda 51 project Lollipop Chainsaw.
Each version of Natural Doctrine will be available at a different price point according to preorders on the game’s NIS America store page. The game’s “Standard Edition” is available for 39.99 on the PS Vita, 49.99 on PS3, and 59.99 on the PS4. For the special limited edition releases the pricing is 59.99, 69.99, and 79.99, respectively. Natural Doctrine will be made available both as a retail release and as a digital download.