LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today that its highly anticipated strategy RPG, Tactics Ogre™: Let Us Cling Together™, is now available at North American retailers. Developed exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together delivers an unparalleled strategy RPG experience featuring a rich and engrossing story, genre-defining combat, and significantly streamlined gameplay.
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together remains one of most beloved strategy RPG titles of all time and was developed by the same team who created the original title nearly two decades ago, including Hiroshi Minagawa (Director), Akihiko Yoshida (Character Design), Yasumi Matsuno (Game Design), Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata (Composers). Additionally, in Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, the renowned illustrator Tsubasa Masao also joined the all-star production team.
The remake of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together on the PSP system will challenge novices and veterans alike with significant new content, including an entirely updated storyline featuring: dynamic characters, dramatic choices, engaging plots and even more pitched battles. The remake also features innovative changes to the battle system, class and character levelling mechanics, and even the combat interface, which all serve to streamline its classic tactical gameplay, making battles more intuitive and most importantly, fun.
What continues to distinguish Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together from the FINAL FANTASY TACTICS titles it precedes is a significantly more complex and dramatic storyline, which is greatly impacted by the choices players make during their adventures. Allow a village to be slaughtered or side with a particular warlord in battle and the player may gain new allies, sow new enemies and push the story in entirely new directions.
In order to provide players with an opportunity to experience the multitude of branching pathways and many varied endings, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together has also introduced two new systems, the World Tarot and the Chariot Tarot, which allow players to rewind both key battles and critical plot points in an effort to change their fate.
"Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is, without question, the finest classic remake I've ever played."
-1up.com, February 2011 (A+)
"It deserves recognition for being a shining beacon of maturity in a sea of adolescent power fantasies."
-Game Informer, March 2011 (9/10, Gold Award, Game of the Month)
"With its well-balanced party customization and superior story combined with new and interesting features like the CHARIOT system, Tactics Ogre is the best tactical RPG available on the PSP today."
-GameSpot.com, February 2011 (9/10, Editors' Choice Award)
"It's definitely testament to the quality of the original game design, however, that it remains so playable and engaging more than 15 years on."
-IGN.com, February 2011 (8.5/10)
"It's a complex, challenging game with a powerful story ... to make it worth playing through again and again."
-PlayStation: The Official Magazine, March 2011 (9/10)
- The original TACTICS OGRE development team – the creators of FINAL FANTASY TACTICS®, VAGRANT STORY® and FINAL FANTASY XII – reform to revitalize their iconic title.
- Tactical, turn-based battles are brought to life with stunning graphics, sounds and animation.
- New 3-D maps that enhance the concept of height, and an improved battle engine offer battles more compelling and realistic than ever before.
- Uncover the truth in a gripping tale of intrigue, betrayal and heroism.
- Choose from hundreds of abilities and near-endless options for customization.
- All-new characters further round out a robust cast.
- New battle skills add to the range of play beyond magic and special abilities.
- Updated graphics, music, gameplay and much more make this the definitive version of TACTICS OGRE.
- Improved visuals that create a TACTICS OGRE experience with more detail than ever before.
- New fully orchestrated soundtrack rearranged by the original composers, including 15 new musical pieces.
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is now available for the PSP system at North American retailers for an MSRP of $39.99. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. For more information about TACTICS OGRE, please visit the official website at http://www.tacticsogregame.com or www.facebook.com/tacticsogre.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 97 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 54 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
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