Terra Battle has a release date now that it has been in soft-launch for about a month.

According to Touch Arcade, it will be exiting soft-launch on October 9th as that's when it will be officially released.

We've been "cautiously optimistic" about Terra Battle. Not just because it's the latest game from Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, but because we've been playing it.

It's an RPG stripped down to its bare bones, with a focus on tactical tile-based battles. You have to move your units around to take out monsters by surrounding or flanking them.

It's a complex game - although it might not look it - that lies somewhere between board game, RPG, puzzler, and card battler.

You can read much more about Terra Battle and our first impressions of it in our preview.

One thing we are looking out for, however, is the game's apparent time-based energy system. We'll see if they come into play when the game launches next Thursday.

Presumably, that date applies to iOS and Android. We'll let you know if we hear otherwise.