[UPDATE] Square Enix has finally announced Tactics Ogre: Reborn, confirming the leak in its entirety. As we suspected, the game will also be heading to PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.
The standard digital edition ($49.99) includes a selection of three songs from the Tactics Ogre: Reborn Original Soundtrack, composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto and recorded live, as a pre-order bonus.
The digital premium edition ($59.99) includes new pieces composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto as well as rerecorded live versions of Tactics Ogre favorites like Fight It Out! and Limitation.
[ORIGINAL STORY] Tactics Ogre: Reborn was listed last month on the PlayStation Store, and now, thanks to the tracking website PS Deals, we also have a leaked release date. The game is reportedly shipping on November 11th for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, though other platforms like PC and Nintendo Switch could also be on the way.
PS Deals even includes a detailed description of what fans can expect from this remake of the PSP title.
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.
Tactics Ogre: Reborn Features
-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.