By Spencer . September 23, 2008 . 9:09am
Before strategy RPGs were an established genre Quest developed Ogre Battle. In 2002 Quest was fully absorbed into Square shortly before Square became Square Enix. We haven’t seen any Ogre Battle / Tactics Ogre games since 2002 either. At that time Atlus was actively publishing the series. They even registered the trademark Tactics Ogre which has since expired.
Speaking of trademarks Square Enix recently registered Ogre Battle with the US Patent and Trademark database. Before anyone gets their hopes up that Square Enix is concocting an Ogre Battle revival it’s much more likely this trademark is an indicator that Square Enix will release the Super Nintendo Ogre Battle game on the Virtual Console. Enix gave Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen an extremely limited run and it’s considered one of the rarest Super Nintendo games. Let’s welcome a downloadable release of Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen for under $10 with open arms.
Images courtesy of Quest.