For its latest announcement, Square Enix dug deep into its treasure trove of classic titles.
According to Square Enix, a re-remake of the cult favorite classic strategy RPG game, Tactics Ogre, is coming out later this year. The new version, Tactics Ogre: Reborn, will feature a lot of improvements like a new leveling system, voiceover work, and far more detailed art than ever before. Of course, since we're talking about a classic game here, fans couldn't help but express their frustration that Square Enix is using high-definition sprites for the remake - go figure.
Bashing entitled fans aside, Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a remake of 2010's Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together for the PlayStation Portable, which itself was a remake of 1995's Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.
Regardless of the version though, the story is still the same: you'll follow the story of and play as Denam as you fight the different warring factions of the once-peaceful nation of the Valerian Isles. Tactics Ogre is a deeply philosophical game, even for JRPG standards. This is probably why the tactics RPG title has stood the test of time. But, since this is a remake for modern consoles, Square Enix is adding several niceties to make Reborn appeal better to today's audiences like high-definition art and textures.
In addition to aesthetic changes, Tactics Ogre: Reborn will also revamp the leveling system. Instead of forcing players to choose units from the same class, Reborn will make characters level up individually. This will make it easier to bring a variety of character classes onto the map. Also, Square Enix promises to bring a better AI that knows how to adapt to current battlefield conditions.
After releasing Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition and Live a Life earlier this year, Square Enix is set to launch at least one more remake of a classic title later this year. On top of Tactics Ogre: Reborn, JRPG fans can look forward to Front Mission 1st: Remake coming out sometime within the next month or two. Also, in case you forgot, Tactics Ogre: Reborn was part of the Nvidia GeForce Now leak.