Square Enix has released new details on some of the updates coming to Tactics Ogre: Reborn, their upcoming remake of the classic SRPG.

Alongside high-definition graphics, fully voiced cutscenes (English and Japanese) and a re-recorded soundtrack composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto, Tactics Ogre: Reborn will include updated battle systems as well.

Tarot cards are deeply connected to the Ogre Battle series, and Tactics Ogre: Reborn is no exception. During character creation, a series of questions from the major arcana will determine Denam’s initial stats.

Tactics Ogre‘s elemental system has been ‘revived’ in Tactics Ogre: Reborn. There are eight elements with their own gods. As the final part of character creation, players select Denam’s element by seeking protection from one of Xytegenia’s gods.

Units aside from Denam also have set elements. By matching a unit’s element to their weapon or magic, you can deal greater damage. Elements have their own strengths and weaknesses – wind is strong against earth, earth is strong against lightning, and so on.

Tactics Ogre features a branching story with multiple endings determined by player choice. The story unfolds from the perspective of a young man named Denam, the game’s protagonist.

The choices you make determine how Denam’s story unfolds. Friends may become foes, or you might meet different people altogether.

As the leader of an order of knights, Denam will employ a variety of units. These units have a wide variety of classes with their own abilities. By defeating enemies and being victorious in battle, your units will grow and improve their stats.

When players move to a spot on the map where enemies are present, battle will begin. Players then choose which units to deploy and decide their formation.

Tactics Ogre doesn’t use a traditional turn-based system. Instead, units act when their Recovery Time (RT) reaches 0. This means that the order in which units move changes continually, creating more dynamic and dramatic battles.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn will release on PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Steam on November 11th, 2022.


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