Square Enix announced that Tactics Ogre: Reborn is launching on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Switch on November 11.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a “reimagined edition” of Tactics Ogre, which originally launched on the Super Famicom in 1995, and was finally ported to Western audiences on the PlayStation in 1998.

To add to the confusion, Tactics Ogre is actually the second game in the Ogre Battle trilogy. Tactics Ogre changed the format from real-time battles to turn-based, with further sequels building off one format or the other. Tactics Ogre was also more grounded in its depiction of fantasy (think Game of Thrones versus Lord of the Rings).

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is set in a fantasy kingdom in the throes of a civil war between three warring factions. Players take control of a team of soldiers to wage turn-based, tactical warfare on isometric battlefields, similar to Final Fantasy Tactics (which game director Yasumi Matsuno went on to make after releasing Tactics Ogre). Recruit new members with various classes and weaponry, and face new challenges as the story progresses.

New features include remastered graphics, fully voiced cutscenes, full orchestral soundtrack, and improved AI. The press release mentions a “redesigned battle system,” which is ridiculously vague.

Pre-orders will receive a download code for three songs from the new orchestral soundtrack. The Digital Premium Edition includes the full soundtrack.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is rated T for Teen.


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