First details and screenshots for Tactics Ogre: Reborn appear from PSDeals listing
According to a listing by PSDeals.net - a website dedicated to tracking PlayStation game prices - Square Enix will release Tactics Ogre: Reborn on November 11. Several new details about the still-unannounced game have also been shared in its store page description, as well as some screenshots in the gallery.
Despite still not yet being officially announced by Square Enix, Tactics Ogre: Reborn has now appeared several times through the last year-or-so. A "Tactics Ogre Remaster" was spotted last year in the Nvidia GeForce Now leak, and was later trademarked in Japan, further fueling speculation. Earlier this summer, a PlayStation Store page appeared with some key artwork, though details about the all-but-confirmed game were still sparse at the time.
According to the new listing on PSDeals, Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a remaster based on the 2010 PSP version of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. It seems to share many of the same mechanics of that release, including the World Tarot system to travel around the game's timeline in order to check out other branching paths. A Chariot Tarot lets you rewind a limited number of turns in the midst of battle, too.
New elements to the remaster - according to the listing - include: full voice acting in English in Japanese, a unit-based leveling system instead of a class-based system, quicker battle pace, auto-save, new UI elements, improved AI, re-recorded music, and updated art elements.
We've shared the PlayStation Store page description for Tactics Ogre: Reborn below, alongside some screenshots. Hopefully Square Enix will confirm details such as other platforms soon.
Tactics Ogre, crown jewel of the tactical role-playing genre, is reborn!
Based on the 2010 release, the game features improved graphics and sound, as well as updated game design, bringing to life a new Tactics Ogre that remains true to its roots.
- A tactical role-playing game depicting the struggle for control of the Valerian Isles.
- Your choices affect how the story unfolds, and even how it ends, with a game system that allows for multiple paths through the game and multiple endings. The story takes place through the eyes of a young man named Denam. The decisions he makes will alter the fate of those around him, and shift the course of Valeria's history.
- Fight pitched tactical battles on three-dimensional battlefields. The completely revamped AI enables enemies to adapt their tactics to the situation, providing a battle system that always keeps you thinking and never grows old.
- The class-wide level management system used in Tactics Ogre (2010) has changed to a unit-by-unit level system. Theorycraft your way through endless combinations of classes, equipment, skills, and magic.
- Enjoy numerous playability improvements, such as a quicker pace of battle, auto save, and a complete overhaul to the controls and UI to make it easier to get into the game than ever.
- The unparalleled details of the characters and backgrounds from the original Tactics Ogre (1995) have been painstakingly recreated in high definition.
- The cutscenes are fully voiced in English and Japanese, and all of the music has been rerecorded with live performances! The voices bring new life to the complex motivations of the characters that make up the factions and shifting political alliances of this epic story.
- When you advance far enough in the game you'll unlock the World Tarot, enabling you to travel back in the story with the power of your forces intact; an incredibly useful feature in a game where your choices have such a huge impact on how the story unfolds. If you wonder what a different choice would have led to, now you can find out!
- Traveling back isn't limited to the story; the Chariot Tarot lets you rewind up to a certain number of moves during battle. In a game of tactical battles where a single mistake can mean the difference between victory and defeat, you can play without worrying that you'll back yourself into a corner.
- Enjoy a wealth of endgame content such as the 100-level Palace of the Dead.