Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Confirmed For North America [Update]

By Spencer . July 21, 2010 . 8:12pm

tacticsSquare Enix, wasting no time, announced the PSP reimagining of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together for North America. The US name drops the Wheel of Fortune subtitle, but has all of the same features including the new not-yet-explained Wheel of Fortune system.

 

The PSP version of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together has a re-arranged soundtrack with 15 new compositions, redrawn 3D maps that emphasize height, larger battles, a battle skill ability, new classes, and new characters like Raveness.

 

A release date for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together was not announced for North America or Japan.

 

TACTICS OGRE Screenshot 1 TACTICS OGRE Screenshot 2 TACTICS OGRE Screenshot 3

 

Update: More screenshots from the Japanese announcement.

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  • BK0000

    I hope Matsuno and the rest get to do Episode VIII of the saga next!

    • Moriken

      What about Episode I, II, III etc. anyway? Did those ever actually exist?

  • SpiderCVIII

    Looks good. I always wanted to play a Tactics Ogre game.

    • BK0000

      Final Fantasy Tactics is basically Tactics Ogre: Episode VIII. You should play it, if you haven’t.

      • SpiderCVIII

        I tried to play FF: Tactics for the PSP, but it felt a bit too slow. Is Tactic Ogre faster?

        • kupomogli

          The PSP version of FF Tactics is just a very bad port. All skills on War of the Lions are one third of the speed of the original version. If you want to play Final Fantasy Tactics then play it on the PSX.

          • BK0000

            The slower ability speed is a small price to pay for a much better localization.

          • kupomogli

            The original localization wasn’t nearly as bad as people make it out to be. Most of the stuff in War of the Lions has been changed just for the sake of it being it being changed and you can’t deny that one right there.

            However I will agree that the writing in War of the Lions is amazing. It’s got probably the most well written script I’ve seen in a video game, but a well written script and a redone translation does not mean it’s worth playing over the original.

            I’ve played the original FFT probably 10 times or more. I’ve made it to chapter 2 on War of the Lions before I quit solely due to the games speed issues. I always try and gives games a second chance though so maybe one day I’ll go back to it and it won’t bother me so much, but I tried to suffer my way through the game and I couldn’t take it.

          • fuzzy_hobo

            Were they really that slow? I didn’t notice, though it’s been awhile since I played the original. I also felt it was a small sacrifice for better localization. Though I am bitter about a couple localization choices–how could they rename Ch.4 and kill the Queen reference?!

          • EggmaniMN

            It wasn’t even close to one-third. In fact, after trying it literally right now, my PSP version runs FASTER than the PSOne edition and yes, I’ve played both at least 10-15 times so no, there is no argument on this. Maybe if you’re using a first generation PSP, but I rip my own games to the memory stick to lessen load times and play on a slim. It’s faster.

          • kupomogli

            You’re confusing load times with slowdown. There are no problems with the load times in FFTactics War of the Lions. There is a major problem with slowdown. Here’s pretty much a side by side example.

            I own both a PSP1000 and a PSP2000, the slow down during attacks is the same regardless of system.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNnyH-yS6lw

  • Pichi

    Love you SE!! Love the art so much!

  • http://www.carpefulgur.com SpaceDrake

    Yet another reason to get a PSP, seemingly. Looking forward to this.

  • gatotsu911

    AWESOME. Will get.

  • jj984jj

    Wow. Square-Enix does what Atlus don’t! I thought it might get stuck in Japan like Growlanser but I’m getting very excited for it now.

    • gatotsu911

      Well, seeing as Square Enix owns the license to the series, Atlus doesn’t really have a choice anymore.

  • Finalstar2007

    Looks good, psp sure is getting tons of amazing games, i dont know if i’ll keep up, i have the PS3 and now psp games are getting announced like crazy

  • kupomogli

    Good thing they dropped that ridiculous name. Regardless if they kept that name or not, a confirmed US release means a day one purchase from me.

  • Electrium

    FLAWLESS VICTORY.

    Well, maybe not flawless. But a great success, nonetheless.

  • fuzzy_hobo

    The Wheel of Fortune artwork with the characters evokes a well of memories and emotions in me. When I think about revisiting Valeria with Denim, Kachua, Canopus, Olivia, Lans Tartare, etc…it’s the perfect visualization.

  • 9inchsamurai

    Well since Matsuno is writing it I might as well buy it. I already own the PSX version, but hey if they use that INCREDIBLE artwork that’s on the Super Famicom box then that could justify buying it again.

  • d19xx

    Looks more like a port than a reimagining. C’mon Squeenix, smaller developers like Atlus and Nis actually spend some time and resources on new sprites……

    • http://honorless.net honorless

      Atlus is one thing, but I’m not sure why you’d mention NIS. They’re notorious for sprite reuse. Just look at Disgaea, Prinny, and Prinny 2.BTW:

      One of the goals for the team, said Minagawa, was to recreate the look of the original, while adding in the beautifications players make in their minds due to nostalgia. They’re purposely keeping the Super Famicom qualities of the visuals in place. Matsuno joked that it would be praise for them if someone who played the game would say, even with contempt, “This is just like the original!”

      Mission accomplished, haha.
      That’s from here. http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/07/22/tac…The same interview goes into some of the changes and upgrades. You may want to take a gander!

      • RupanIII

        Nice quote! I actually find it refreshing that they’re trying to stick to the look/feel of the original rather than going overboard trying to update the graphics like many other revisits to older series.

        Also, this makes me feel better about getting a PSP just for Peace Walker haha ^^

  • YoFace

    I actually thought you were asking us to cling with you for this announcement, Spencer.

  • DDanny

    I hope they add more depth to the 3 LNC paths and the ending instead of just new map/skills/classes whatever.

  • Rollersnake

    Oh thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AllenSmithee Samuel Smithee Bateman

    Now I know they’re just drawings, but those are some sexy girls! O:

    • http://twitter.com/retroagehippy Bill DeMont

      I feel gross saying it but…yeah, I noticed too.

      • 5parrowhawk

        I didn’t notice it until the OP pointed it out.
        But now that I do, damn, that costume designer sure loves his zettai ryouiki.

    • http://honorless.net honorless

      Totally agreed. And ‘sexy’ in a classy way, not a creepy/gross one. The artist (Tsubasa Masao?) is wonderful. I’d love to see an artbook for a preorder bonus…or even as part of an LE.

  • Kunio_kun

    YAY! This game was the best!!!
    NOOO! I have to go through Hell’s Gate another 200 times???

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    Looks sweet. I’ll… consider it.

    • http://twitter.com/retroagehippy Bill DeMont

      This is what’s irritating about Siliconera sometimes. It always happens when a game is announced in JP. Several posts screaming/depressed for a translation/localization while bashing some game company. When news of North American release appears, multiple posts saying “Hmmm…maybe I’ll consider thinking about maybe purchasing it…Maybe”. Sometimes the game devs can’t win…Sorry for those who find this post offensive.

      • Jaxx-Leviathan

        I understand what you’re saying and in a lot of cases I agree with you. But my situation is not one of intentional discrediting of the developers work, my comment is simply based on me not being all that familiar with the Tactics Ogre franchise and as such, I still have to grow to love it and that is mainly why at this stage I’m only in the “considering”-phase. Besides that, there’s always the issue of prioritizing which games to spend my money on. There will probably be a lot of games I will be wanting more by the time this game becomes available to me.

  • http://honorless.net honorless

    I’ve been meaning to try out this game (and the TO series in general) so I’m happy to hear this news and it’s pretty much a guaranteed preorder.

    But it’s a little worrying that there’s no sign of a release date. I hope they’re relatively close to the end of development. Many of S-E’s games are released promptly, sure, but a fair number have been announced (IMHO) waaaay too early…in some cases multiple years before release. I hope this is not one of those cases.

    P.S. Dear Square-Enix NA. It would be awesome if DQVI was released in time for my birthday. You’ve still got several months until September. I’m sure you can do it! :>
    With love, R. Hyperion ❤

  • malek86

    Very interesting. And the announced european release is a plus. Is this game comparable to FFTA? I might have to check it out.

    • Exand

      Personally I think it’s better than FFTA from every stand point except characters, mainly because TO has so many units.

  • http://twitter.com/Alos88 Alos88

    That image seems to resemble an orgy rather than “clinging together”.

  • regreto

    great news :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GTE73ONLFVZX67QBXGUJFZ45KQ Matt

    where is the blue haired protagonist??!!! and OB64 is the best, dammit! just bring that combat system back!!!!

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