Natural Doctrine Is A Strategy RPG Where Sniping Is A Clever Tactic

By Spencer . December 2, 2013 . 5:08am


Kadokawa Games is moving from publisher to developer with Natural Doctrine. This upcoming strategy RPG has two ways to see the battlefield, a top down view and an over the shoulder camera. The third person shooter style camera was made for players that prefer to snipe goblins.


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While this enemy unit is behind a wall you can move to a gap, look for an opening using the over the shoulder camera, and hit the goblin from behind. The goblin has higher ground though so it has an advantage since it can see Anca.


Another tactic is to blow up a wall using one of Anca’s special moves.

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Territory is split into blue (friendly) and red (enemy). When you defeat enemies you expand the amount of friendly territory on the map. Natural Doctrine has a detailed battle plan that shows players possible outcomes like enemy counterattacks and co-op attacks before you make a move. In the case with the blue lines, there is a possibility that two friendly units will help Zekelinde out while in the screenshot with the red lines multiple enemies will retaliate.


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Natural Doctrine is slated for release on February 22, 2014 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 4.


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  • HansKaosu

    Looks decent.. but the question is.. is it coming to the west`?

  • Marcelo G

    Looks Valkyria Chroniclesy… interest piqued! Wonder if it got any localization chances…

  • The artwork gives an old school vibe and the screenshots give a new school vibe. This looks like a promising game.

  • Notquitesure?

    This is looking really good, when they put up stuff about it initially i didn’t think much about. But now ive seen more screenshots, art and proper tactics im really looking forward to it.

  • fyi1191

    The gameplay system alone is enough to nail in my interest.

  • Raze

    This is…Interesting…

    Now wait for some info of the story…

  • I keep looking for the Edelweiss!!!

    “The goblin has higher ground though so it has an advantage”

    I lol’ed at this; I hope everyone caught this gem of a tidbit.

    • Kai2591

      I wished VC sequels had tanks like the Edelweiss….I’ve only played till VC2, but the tanks there are weaksauce compared to Edelweiss.

    • Warboss Aohd

      Anakin had da high ground……… i even need ta finish dat sentence?

  • Dark Zerato

    That loli. I want this game in English.

  • Kai2591

    Valkyria Chronicles and XCOM: Enemy Unknown vibes.
    I like these kinds of strategy rpgs…there should be more of them.
    This game needs work on the graphics though. But I hope it turns out to be a great game.

  • DanielGearSolid

    I don’t like the color palette. I guess because im subconsciously comparing it to Valkyria Chronicles

  • Masa

    Its looks really good!

  • I really want to play this. All the characters look cool =)

  • icecoffemix

    Please do something about that busy interface Kadokawa.

    Otherwise looks like a solid game, hope it get to the west.

  • Hope we see this in the West, followed by lots more Kadokawa Shoten games, like Metal Max on 3DS please.

  • Pockystix

    really intrigued about this one~

  • sakusakusakura_nyo

    This could be the Vita’s answer to Fire Emblem. We definitely could use some more deep strategy games like that here!

  • Christopher McNair

    Something like this is what Sony should have released at the US launch. Indie games are cool, but give people some retail worthy games to buy also.

  • Syn

    is that you Marth????

  • MrTyrant

    This game is relevant to my interest. Need localization announcement quickly.

  • [S]unjΔy of Equestria

    Reminds me of Valkeria Chronicles…

    • sounds great to me, lord knows i aint gonna get any more (official) Valkyria Chronicles goodness anytime soon so if this can fill that gap quite nicely then I’m all for it ^ ^

  • Warboss Aohd

    Dis………..lookz good. Would definitely play.

    If i had ta complain about somethin’, daFemale Character Designs alot ta be desired.

  • ekibyougami

    > Kadokawa

    Hoooo boy. Time to import this then ._.

  • Sardorim

    Well I found my favorite character.

    Love her….. Eyes.

  • Cyril Murasakitsuyukusa

    Looks interesting, maybe it will be as good as Valkyria Chronicles (hopefully)! ^_^

  • rekka_zan

    Very hype.
    Much good.

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