Re-imagining of Tactics Ogre coming to PSP

by: Ben Berry -
More On: Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together
When Square Enix does something, they usually do it pretty well. Especially if it's something they've already done. That's why it's no surprise that the original development team will be involved with the development of Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together for PSP. It sounds like a game I'm going to want to buy for "Rach's" PSP. The quotation marks are because she never uses it, and it mostly just sits around between plane trips where I use it.

On top of the press release, they've also released the features of the game:

Long ago,
Power was everything.
It was a time called Xytegenia,
where metal, and evil that was enshrouded in darkness was in control.
  • From the creators of FINAL FANTASY TACTICS, VAGRANT STORY and FINAL FANTASY XII. The original TACTICS OGRE development team reform to revitalize their iconic title.
  • Tactical, turn-based battles are brought to life with stunning graphics, sounds and animation.
    • New 3D maps that enhance the concept of height and improved battle engine, offering more compelling and realistic battles than ever before.
  • Uncover the truth in a gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal and heroism.
  • Near-endless customization and hundreds of abilities to choose from.
    • New characters not included in the original game
    • New Battle Skill ability, adds to the range of play beyond Magic and Special abilities
  • New graphics, music, gameplay and much more make this the definitive version of TACTICS OGRE.
    • New and improved visuals that create a TACTICS OGRE experience with more detail than ever before.
    • Re-arranged soundtrack from the original composers including 15 new compositions.

Dream Team of Developers Reunites to Bring the Beloved Strategy RPG to the PSP System

LOS ANGELES (July 22, 2010) – Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today the upcoming release of TACTICS OGRE™: Let Us Cling Together™, a PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system reinvention of the strategy RPG. The timing of the release will be announced at a future date.
TACTICS OGRE is one of the most beloved strategy RPG titles of all time, with the game being the only one to place in the Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu’s “Top 20 games voted by readers” for 14 years running.
Having also worked on such hit titles as FINAL FANTASY TACTICS®, VAGRANT STORY® and FINAL FANTASY® XII, key members of the original TACTICS OGRE development team have reformed to deliver the ultimate version of this definitive strategy RPG experience. Hiroshi Minagawa (Director), Akihiko Yoshida (Character Design), Yasumi Matsuno (Game Design), Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata (Composers) are pleased to return to TACTICS OGRE and to revitalize their masterpiece for a new format and era – created with the simple idea – “how TACTICS OGRE would be if it was developed and played now.”
TACTICS OGRE: Let Us Cling Together, is being reborn from the ground up, with reworked visuals and effects, a re-arranged soundtrack by the original composers, new character growth mechanics and a new Wheel of Fortune system that adds even more replay value to the game.
For more information about TACTICS OGRE please visit the official website at  
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