Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Characters Get New Names

By Spencer . August 16, 2010 . 11:47am

imageSquare Enix Europe trickled out bullet points about the new features in Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.

 

Dame Ravness, a new character created just for the PSP version, joins Denam early in the game. Yes, “Denam”. The press pack refers to the game’s protagonist as Denam Pauel. Kachua is “Catiua” and Vice is “Vyce” in the PSP version. The prologue gives us a peek at the new localization.

 

The Valerian Isles, jewels of the Obero Sea.
Long a center of naval commerce, the people here have struggled throughout history for dominion over these shores.
Finally there rose a man to put an end to this conflict.
His name: Dorgalua Oberyth.
But history would know him as the Dynast-King.
Dorgalua took the disparate races of men calling the islands home and united them as one. For fully half a century he reigned, and Valeria knew prosperity.
But upon his death, three clans rose to claim Valeria for themselves: the aristocratic Bakram, the teeming Galgastani, and the few but hardy Walister. Valeria was once again in the grip of a great blood war.
The Bakram and the Galgastani quickly divided Valeria between themselves, and an uneasy quiet has since settled over the isles. Yet none believe the calm will last.

 

In addition to a new localization, Square Enix promises a rewritten story with new subplots and in-battle cutscenes. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together also has a couple of interface changes too.

 

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Players can see the turn order on the bottom of the screen.

 

image The Warren Report has been expanded with story branches.

 

imageTactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together has new area of effect spells and skills to learn.

 

A release date for Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together still has not been announced in Japan or the West.


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  • gatotsu911

    Denim/Denam: Understandable, in the same way that Butz/Bartz is understandable, and probably for the better.

    Kachua/Katiua: Eh, whatever.

    Vice/Vyce: Seriously, Square Enix? Really?

    • nonoko

      B-but the Y sounds really cool, and looks cool too…

      • gatotsu911

        Upon reconsidering, it actually does kind of make sense – a character named “Vice” might be associated with vice, as in sin. Kind of like how “Aeris” might be associated with “Eris”, the goddess of envy (which is clearly not the intention). Unless Vice/Vyce is a bad guy (I don’t know, I haven’t played the game), it might be strange for him to have that name. It’s still kind of excessive, but not big enough to be worth bitching about anyway.

  • kupomogli

    I don’t like any of the new localizations. Why can’t the spelling of the names be the same since they have the same pronunciation and not some off the wall spelling which I notice they love to do with many of their newer Square Enix titles. I wonder if they change Warren, Canopus, Lans, Deneb, Gilbert(Canopus death first chapter,) or Yulia(Canopus death first chapter.) Character names that were in the original Ogre Battle, translated as such on the SNES game which was released by Enix. They probably will.

    Knowing Square Enix now, Lans will probably be changed to something stupid like Lanz. Or just to make a change(War of Lions anyone?) Lance or Lancel, considering that Lancelot is the full name.

    • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

      You’d complain either way.

      • kupomogli

        If they didn’t give the names such ridiculous spelling or localization, no. I’d rather have Denim but Denam is fine. But the ridiculous spelling of Catiua or, like gatotsu911 stated, Vyce. The pronunciation is exactly the same and they’re changing the names for no reason other than to make a change. Same with Bakram.

        The other names that seem like legitimate changes are fine.

        • mach

          So you think Kachua, which sounds like a combination of liqueur and sneezing, is honestly better than Catiua, which actually seems like a European name?

  • Pichi

    They sound around the same so far.

  • xavier axol

    I haven’t played the older version, so can anyone tell me if there are some similarities between this game and jeanne d’arc? And I’m not talking about the storyline but the gameplay mechanics which I felt it was awesome and the best of all tactics games for the psp.

  • http://twitter.com/Maryfourdee Suzume Iseki

    Dame is German for lady 8D

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