Is Tactics Ogre Reborn A Remake?

You may be wondering, is Tactics Ogre Reborn a remake? Tactics Ogre Reborn is the latest Square Enix RPG, and looks-wise, it bears some similarities with Octopath Traveller and Triangle Strategy, recent titles that make use of both classic pixel art and modern polygonal environments, making for a unique art style. While Tactics Ogre Reborn doesn’t feature this exact style, it has that stark combination of both old and new that sets it apart. So read on for a answer to the question, is Tactics Ogre Reborn a remake?

Is Tactics Ogre Reborn A Remake?

Tactics Ogre Reborn isn’t necessarily a remake, but it’s a remaster of a remake…stick with us here. The original Tactics Ogre, subtitled Let Us Cling Together, released back in 1995 for the Super Famicom, and was a sequel to an RTS game called Ogre Battle. Tactics Ogre was then remade for the PSP in 2011, and Tactics Ogre Reborn is a remastered version of this specific remake. The remake featured an expanded narrative, redesigned gameplay systems based on the previous 20 years of game design, graphical upgrades, and new localisations. Essentially, it was the original game but evolved for a new generation and console. You can see a comparison of Reborn and the PSP remake above. 

Now fast-forward another ten years, and we have Tactics Ogre Reborn, which was released on November 11 – today as of writing this. This newly remastered version expands even further on the changes made in the remake, and allows another new generation to experience the classic on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC. All for the very first time. 

That’s all for our explainer of the question, is Tactics Ogre Reborn a remake? Now you know that it’s a little more complex, as it’s a remaster of a remake that’s nearly 30 years in the making. 

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