In short: Square Enix has announced plans to release Tactics Ogre: Reborn on modern consoles and Steam later this year, marking the first time a tactical RPG will be available on PC.

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Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together was originally developed and published by Quest Corporation in 1995 for the Super Famicom, the Japanese version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. A year later, the game was ported to the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation, before reaching a North American audience in 1998.

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Another 15 years passed before Square Enix released a remake of the game for the PlayStation Portable. The new version retains elements of the original’s strategic RPG that focuses on class-based character building and turn-based combat. It also added several new elements, including multiplayer features and gear crafting.

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The remake has Metacritic score 87 with a user rating of 8.3. IGN rated it as third best tactical RPG of all time for XCOM 2 and Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.

The newly announced game Ogre Tactics: Rebirth, is an improved version of the 2010 remake. It will provide improved graphics and sound, as well as an updated game design with faster paced combat, automatic saves, and a complete overhaul of the user interface and controls.

All of the game’s music has been re-recorded with live performances and fully voiced cutscenes in both English and Japanese. Square Enix also updated the AI ​​to allow enemies to tailor their tactics, ensuring the combat system never gets stale and predictable, and changed the level management system to a unit level system.

Ogre Tactics: Reborn available for pre order in standard and premium versions. It will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. Prices start at $49.99 and you can choose between a physical or digital copy depending on which platform you’re on. Expect its release on November 11, 2022.