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News video games 05 August 2022, 15:15

author: Adrian Werner

One of the Most Influential Tactical RPGs Gets Remastered

Tactics Ogre: Reborn, a revamped version of the cult tactical jRPG, has been announced. The new incarnation of this classic will hit not only consoles, but also PC.

Rumors circulating for many months hasve been confirmed. Square Enix has officially announced Tactics Ogre: Reborn, a revamped version of the legendary tactical RPG.

  1. Tactics Ogre: Reborn - official website

Tactics Ogre: Reborn - basic info

  1. The game is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5.
  2. The PC release will be sold on Steam.
  3. The release is scheduled for November 11 this year.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn - planned improvements

Tactics Ogre: Reborn represents a refreshed version of the 2010 PSP release called Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, which itself was, incidentally, a remake of the second installment of the series, released in 1995 for the 16-bit SNES console.

Compared to the 2010 original, the new version of Reborn will offer:

  1. Nicer, upscaled graphics. It will retain, however, the specific pixel art style from Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.
  2. Remastered sound design and dubbing (English and Japanese to choose from) of all dialogue lines.
  3. Thoroughly improved interface, both in terms of functionality and appearance.
  4. Improved battle mechanics. Now each character will progress individually, depending on their class, rather than together with the entire party.
  5. The authors also promise a heavily reworked artificial intelligence of enemies, who will make better use of the environment and react more efficiently to the changing situation during battles.
  6. Many smaller improvements are also planned to make the game more enjoyable, such as an autosave feature and faster-paced battles.

Recall that the series began 29 years ago, with Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen released for the SNES console. It's historically one of the most important brands among Japanese tactical RPGs, but is now mostly forgotten. Since the 2010's Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together no new installment of the series has been released. Announcement of Tactics Ogre: Reborn is therefore very good news, especially since it will also be the series' debut on PC.

Controversial price

Tactics Ogre: Reborn is already available for pre-order, which costs costs around $50, which in the opinion of some gamers is far too high a price for a remaster of a dozen-year-old PSP game.

It's worth mentioning that Square Enix, which is the publisher of the project, has recently often annoyed fans with high prices - suffice it to mention the recent controversy over Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade, for which you have to pay almost $90.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn PC - system requirements

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the game's system requirements have already been made available on Steam

Tactics Ogre: Reborn - minimum requirements

  1. Processor: AMD A8-7600 / Intel Core i3-3210
  2. Graphics card: AMD Radeon R7 240X / NVIDIA GeForceĀ®GTX 730 / Intel UHD Graphics 630.
  3. RAM: 8 GB
  4. Disk space: 15 GB
  5. Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10 / 11

Tactics Ogre: Reborn - recommended requirements

  1. Processor: AMD A10-7870K / Intel Core i5-4440
  2. Graphics card: AMD Radeon RX 460 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 / Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7.
  3. RAM: 8 GB
  4. Disk space: 15 GB
  5. Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10 / 11
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