One of the worst kept secrets floating around right now is the revival of Square Enix's beloved strategy RPG, Tactics Ogre. The name Tactics Ogre: Reborn was trademarked by the publisher earlier this year, and a PS Store listing later popped up, pretty much confirming its existence. Now, the updated listing has revealed a bunch more about the project.
Accessed via PS Store price-tracking website PS Deals, we now have the official blurb on the game, a handful of screenshots, and that all-important release date. According to this page, Reborn is coming to both PS5 and PS4 on 11th November 2022.
The description tells us this remaster is based on the 2010 version of Tactics Ogre (the PSP one), boasting "improved graphics and sound" and "updated game design". Reading further, it will also contain overhauled AI, cutscenes are fully voiced, music has been re-recorded, and the class levelling system has changed to a unit-by-unit levelling system, giving you more control. Furthermore, autosave, faster-paced battles, and revamped controls aim to smooth out the experience.
It sounds pretty high effort, and with all this new detail out in the open, we assume Square Enix is gearing up for a proper unveiling in the very near future. Are you excited about Tactics Ogre: Reborn? Tell us in the comments section below.
[source psdeals.net, via twitter.com]
Do we know any Square Enix games launching 2023 or later that isn't PS console exclusive? It honestly feels like they're clearing up all multiplatform and non-PS stuff this year to be PS console exclusive only next year onwards.
@Grumblevolcano Pretty sure this isn't exclusive. It may not come to Xbox, but no way they are not releasing it on Switch and PC.
Another Nvidia leak comes true! Just waiting for FF9 remake now.
@Sil_Am I do think it'll come to Switch at the least (the franchise's history is on Nintendo systems) and it's a part of this year's lineup. 2023 onwards seems to be currently a bunch of PS console exclusives and a bunch of games with no confirmed platforms.
@Grumblevolcano, May be true. Anyway, no physical version on PS4/5, no buy from me. They may only release an Asian Switch physical copy, like they did with Chrono Cross.
Square, if this is all indeed true, why in the world have you not announced or publicized this at all? I am thrilled with this news. I’m still watching cautiously with Diofield, but nope, not with Ogre… Open up the preorders, I’m all in!
This definitely comes to switch as well with how good these games sell over there also. Day 1 purchase on PS for me like al the other square games this fall lol
don't forget to tell Colin M.!
This seems like a strange duplicate effort of Triangle Strategy, I'm not sure how they ended up greenlighting both of them. You'd think a new outing for Tactics Ogre would be a better way to reboot it for audiences newer than freaking PSP. Ever since the new consoles launched it feels like more than half of all released games are just games from a gen or two ago rebuilt.
@Grumblevolcano What games, other than the 3 FF games and Forespoken (timed, but long duration) post 2022, are PS exclusive? Most of everything just seems platform unconfirmed. And (assuming no Sony buyout) I can't imagine DQ skipping Nintendo anymore. Even when 11 was "exclusive" 3DS got an alternate version and the sales totally blew the PS version away, and then the PS version was basically obsoleted ($60 down the drain....)
I've had my SRPG fill this year with the amazing Triangle Strategy, but it's nice to see Square-Enix remastering classic properties like Tactics Ogre, Front Mission, etc.
@Grumblevolcano DQ III HD-2D is 100% coming to Switch. This is probably coming to Switch. The Front Mission remasters are 100% coming to Switch.
The Playstation-exclusive games are, frankly, AAA stuff that Switch would never have gotten anyway. And I'm sure Sony paid out well to have them not release on Xbox.
Xbox will likely get late ports of the timed exclusive Nintendo stuff like Triangle Strategy, Live-A-Live, and so on.
I hope they take the same care with the rumored Tactics remaster.
I picked up Let Us Cling Together when I got my PSP a few years back, one of the best decisions I've ever made
@Grumblevolcano just my opinion but it seems sony bought exclusivity of most if not all "big" SE projects, minor projects are still multiplat and with minor we talk about budget because this and the diofield look great.
@NEStalgia "totally blew the PS version away, and then the PS version was basically obsoleted ($60 down the drain....)"
this is actually a pretty bad take, first because it wasn't "exclusive", that version released also for pc, second you are comparing the salen between 3ds and ps when you now just in Japan the ratio between the two systems wasn't even close and outside Japan DQ isn't nearly as popular as other japanese franchises and third becase to this day the ps4/pc version of the first iteration of DQ 11 are the ones that look better, so if you have both versions you have one that is the best the game looked in 3d and one that let you change to 2d. There is no waste of money here.
@GymratAmarillo the problem with playing that original, though yes, I forgot it was pc as well, of that yes it absolutely looks much better, but the sound will make your ears bleed and it's missing a ton of quests and qol features that are pretty significant. I owned both before playing, debated a lot which to continue with and just couldn't justify the better looking one. You'd think they'd have put both together, but.....
@GymratAmarillo I am one of those people who owns both versions on disc for the PS4. I only finished the Definitive version because it has better perfomance and doesn't look that bad. I mean it's has much better resolution than the Switch one and runs at 60 fps.
this sounds promising, but at the same time i am a little bit nervous. sounds like s-e is making some moderate changes to the actual gameplay systems which could ruin the experience if not done correctly. i have a feeling matsuno is not involved with this in any capacity further casting doubt. hope this turns out well.
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