If an accidental leak on the PlayStation Store is to be believed, Tactics Ogre: Reborn could be coming to current-gen platforms.
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Despite trademarking Tactics Ogre: Reborn in Japan earlier in the year, Square Enix has not officially confirmed the existence of such a game. A leaked PlayStation Store listing doesn’t provide any in-depth details about the new title, but does provide the name, icon art, promotional art and the genre: a role-playing game.
There’s no specific platform information on the store page, but appearing on the PlayStation Store does suggest a possibility of the game coming to PS5, which would be the biggest update for the franchise since the Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together remake in 2010.
In a tweet that surfaced on June 13, a user has provided the “dummy” page for the PlayStation Store listing that appears to show some artwork from Tactics Ogre: Reborn. Despite the store page now having been taken down, eagle-eyed gamers on Twitter have saved the assets that seem to confirm the imminent announcement of the popular RPG, meaning they’re available to view on the social media platform.
— Wario64 (@Wario64) June 14, 2022
Studying the leaked art on the PlayStation Store does seem to confirm that Tactics Ogre: Reborn is a remake or remaster of the original Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together due to the prevalent appearance of characters from the original game such as Denam, Canopus, Warren and Catiua. The 1995 SNES original received a remake in 2010 on the PSP and PS Vita, which added new features including exploring different story branches and backwards movement and repeating moves mid-battle.
Interestingly, back in September 2021, a web developer playing around with Nvidia’s GeForce Now software managed to find a list of no less than 18,000 games, including unannounced titles. Nvidia told WCCFTech that it contained “both released and/or speculative titles, used only for internal tracking and testing,” and that “inclusion on the list is neither confirmation nor an announcement of any game.”
However, several games – including Tactics Ogre: Reborn, a Destroy All Humans 2 remake and a PC port for God Of War – were mentioned in the major Nvidia leak. That’s promising news for Ogre Battle fans, as some of those games have already been announced or launched since the leak.
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