Tactics Ogre Is Reborn, Surprising Few

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Tactics Ogre

A few years ago a major Nvidia leak revealed a ton of games that were supposedly in development for PC. At the time it sounded crazy and most assumed that at least most of the included games were just placeholders, but some were specific enough that it gave people pause. Over the last few years we’ve seen more and more of those games revealed to be real. Everything from God of War coming to PC, to Kingdom Hearts 4, to the Chrono Cross remaster, and even Dragon’s Dogma 2 have proven to be real. Today, another game gets checked off the list as the long rumored Tactics Ogre: Reborn was revealed.

Coming November 11th for PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, this will be the same Tactics Ogre players have been enjoying since 1995. Originally released on the Super Famicom exclusively in Japan, it would later see release on the Sega Saturn and finally the Sony PlayStation, where it would first release outside of Japan. A full remake released in 2010 for PSP and that seems to be the basis for this newest remake.

Tactics Ogre

The developers are promising full voice acting this time around as well as updated graphics and sound. They’re also saying the game will feature updated game design, though what exactly that means remains unclear.

There’s absolutely a market for one of the best tactical RPGs ever made to see a new release, especially 12 years after the last version came out. Who knows, if its successful maybe we could even finally see a sequel. Still, that feels more challenging when the plan is to release this new version for $49.99. For a game that feels closer to remaster than remake, though may fall somewhere in the middle of those categories, a near full price release feels a bit high. Then again, just in terms of pure gameplay, anyone who has played Tactics Ogre should know how much game is here potentially. We’ll have to see how this one comes together but for now you can check out the first trailer below.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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