A new “Tactical Strategic RPG” has been announced by the publishers over at Japan-based Gravity Game Arise. The game is called Live By The Sword: Tactics and it promises to bring a “modern twist on the classic tactical RPG.”

The game is set to be released sometime in September 2022, with more details to come. The game will focus heavily on strategy and tactics, and your choices are bound to be important when you can only field one character of each class.

Check out the game’s announcement trailer below, followed by an overview of the title.

Live By The Sword: Tactics is an unashamedly old school tactical RPG with modern gameplay ideas. Set after the fall of the land, you control two brothers who must traverse the kingdom to stop it from falling back into the darkness of conflict. It’s a journey that will test their brotherly bond and the player’s tactical skills as they form a team and go on this heroic quest.

The game is a new take on Tactical / Strategy gameplay. Characters do not gain experience points and you cannot collect overpowered equipment to easily bypass difficult fights. You, the player, must become more skilled to achieve victory. Are you up for the challenge of becoming a true Tactician?

Multiple Game Modes

Live by the Sword: Tactics features many ways to play:

  • Story Mode that features a group of adventurers who discover an evil plot.
  • Adventure Mode that has you building the world as you explore it. Beware, defeat means death in this mode.
  • Tactician Mode that places you in odd battle scenarios to solve. Many with unique win conditions.
  • Online battles between two players.
  • Local battles between two players.

Coming Post-Release

  • Tools to create custom battlefields.
  • Ranked Online multiplayer.
  • Additional Classes


The battle system in Live by the Sword revolves around 5 vs 5 battles. The player has the choice of building their team with 7 unique classes.

  • The Alchemist, Archer, Assassin, Brawler, Medic, Warrior and Wizard

Each class possess an innate ability as well as a pool of 6 unique abilities to choose from. Choose wisely as you can only take 4 into battle.

[PR email, Steam]

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