Coming from Famitsu is the news that Yasumi Matsuno, the creative brains behind Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics (among others), has been hired by Level 5. Akihiro Hino, the company’s founder and president, personally invited the former Square Enix designer, and Hino commented that “it won’t take two years or so for the next Matsuno project to come out.” No specific remarks were made about any titles in development.
An exceptionally influential tactical RPG, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is responsible for a large number of the more common elements found in the genre today. As the original printing has been more or less relegated to the status of collector’s item, the PSP remake of Let Us Cling Together is an excellent opportunity for fans of the genre to enjoy this seminal title. There have been a great deal of changes made to the game, and although the core mechanics remain basically unchanged, it has been heavily rebalanced, with new systems and ideas added in order to make it a bit more forgiving. The end result is that Let Us Cling Together is a more than worthwhile play, though the hugely complicated nature of the game, along with some lingering balance issues, makes it difficult to recommend without reservation. Continue reading ‘Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together – Staff Review’ »
The next set of content for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (or Wheel of Fortune in Japan) has been released, titled True Knight. As previously stated, DLC for Tactics Ogre is free to download. Square Enix also revealed a few details about the third DLC. Twelve Heroes centers around a surprise attack on your town, and will be available starting January 4. Both of these scenarios will only be available after clearing the main story.
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Remember what I said last week about Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together not having a set US release date? Yeah, forget about that. Square Enix announced over the weekend that the PSP remake will be released in the States on February 15 of 2011.
The PSP-bound Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together will be receiving free DLC, says Square Enix. The content contains extra scenarios and will be hosted on the PlayStation Store, though said scenarios will only be available after meeting certain conditions in the game.
Currently, three scenarios are planned, with the first – dubbed Search for Warren – scheduled for December 1 in Japan. Although confirmed for the US, Let Us Cling Together has not received a US release date.
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In today’s edition of “But Only in Japan,” Square Enix updated the official site for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together with fresh information regarding the game’s release date and pre-order goodies. The game will be available as a retail version and a downloadable version on November 11, but only those who pre-order the game in Japan will receive a set of tarot cards that feature artwork from character designer Akihiko Yoshida.
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Square Enix confirmed today that a PSP remake of Tactics Ogre will get a North American release. Dubbed Let Us Cling Together for the US version, the remake is headed by key members of the original Tactics Ogre team: director Hiroshi Minagawa, character designer Akihiko Yoshida, game designer Yasumi Matsuno, and composers Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata. Yes, that’s basically the Final Fantasy Tactics/Vagrant Story team.
No release date was given in the press release, possibly because the team was busy trying to keep their good guys from killing too many good-aligned creatures. Zero-alignment angels erryday.