Mysterious Ghost World
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Square Enix, after the news had been leaked TWICE, has lifted the curtain on Tactics Ogre Reborn, due out November 11th on PS4/5, Switch and Steam! The official website confirms a physical and digital release, with the latter featuring a deluxe edition that includes the beautifully rerecorded soundtrack by Hitoshi Sakamoto (which I imagine is a Steam and PS4/5 only option given the Switch isn’t really primed for that sort of bonus, but we’ll see how SE handles that). The official press release is as follows:
For lots more info, check out Square Enix’s thorough blog post covering the new features, the game’s major players, and more! I am so PUMPED!!!Tactics Ogre: Reborn delivers beautifully converted high-definition graphics, updated battle systems and vast sound improvements including fully-voiced cutscenes (English and Japanese), recreated sound effects and re-recorded live background music composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto – all bringing to life a new experience that Tactics Ogre veterans and a new generation of gamers alike will enjoy.
Tactics Ogre: Reborn is set in The Valerian Isles, jewels of the Obero Sea. Following many years of conflict, there finally rose a man to put an end to this: Dorgalua Oberyth. Known as the “Dynast-King,” he brought peace and prosperity to Valeria for half a century. After his death, a civil war erupts and throws the isles of Valeria into a bloody struggle for power between three warring factions. In Tactics Ogre: Reborn, players follow the story of a young man, Denam Pavel, caught in the center of the bloodshed. Although he seeks a path of freedom and justice, players will soon discover that even the noblest of goals requires impossibly difficult decisions to be made.
Reborn and deeper than ever, this classic tactical role-playing adventure enables players to fully immerse themselves in the world and intrigue of Tactics Ogre. In Tactics Ogre: Reborn, players will take control of a team of units on the battlefield and utilize the turn-based combat system to act strategically and gain the upper hand over their enemy. As players progress, they can recruit additional party members, experiment with various classes, weapons, magic and abilities, and make key decisions at several instances in the story that will ultimately impact how events unfold.
New updates and features include:
- Beautifully remastered graphics that enhance yet maintain the original distinctive visual style
- Fully voiced cutscenes in English & Japanese
- Full orchestral re-recording of the game’s soundtrack
- Assorted quality of life updates, such as:
- Redesigned battle system
- Adjusted level management system
- Reworked AI
- Simplified and improved UI