Rumored TRPG remake Tactics Ogre: Reborn was wrongly listed on the PlayStation Store, leaking the name and promotional image for the game.
For many fans of the tactical RPG genre, Tactics Ogre is one of the genre’s classics. Led by director Yasumi Matsuno, who will direct Final Fantasy Tactics – this tactical RPG has received rave reviews from fans and critics for its gameplay and story. While the game remains a fan favorite, the franchise has been dormant since the PSP remake launched in late 2010 and early 2011. However, a recent rebranding filed by Square Enix and now, a leak on the PlayStation Store shows that the game is set for a comeback.
Tactics Ogre hasn’t seen a brand new game in over two decades since GBA’s Tactics Ogre: The Knights of Lodis. While the game is re-released infrequently, the Tactics Ogre franchise has yet to see any version on modern consoles. However, a recent label from Square Enix for Tactics Ogre: Reborn has hinted that the developer is aiming for a return to the classic TRPG. Now, a recent PlayStation Store leak seems to have confirmed the existence of the rumored TRPG.
A listing of flaws on the PlayStation Store has apparently revealed some minor details about Square Enix’s upcoming TRPG. Along with the obvious hint that the game will release on PlayStation, the leak revealed both the game’s artwork along with confirmation of the title as Tactics Ogre: Reborn. While the listing doesn’t reveal any pricing or release time information, the image provided with the game suggests Tactics Ogre: Reborn will be another remake of the original title.
Despite the apparent existence of Tactics Ogre: Reborn in the PlayStation database, Square Enix has yet to make any official announcements about the game. However, the apparent remake of Tactics Ogre won’t be the first TRPG remake from Square Enix to leak in recent months. A major GeForce Now leak from last November also suggested that the development team may be working on a remake of Final Fantasy Tactics. However, like Tactics Ogre, a remake of Final Fantasy Tactics has not yet been confirmed by Square Enix.
A remake of Tactics Ogre or Final Fantasy Tactics could be a welcome addition to Square Enix’s game library for fans of the TRPG genre. Similar to Tactics Ogre, its spiritual successor in Final Fantasy Tactics has also been dormant in recent years. The Final Fantasy spinoff has had no new title since Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions was released for the PSP as an upgrade to Tactics in 2007. Between the rumored remakes and the new IP , Square Enix revealed earlier this year looks to bring back success to the TRPG genre.
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