Earlier this month, we uncovered new trademarks for Tactics Ogre. Now, say hi to Tactics Ogre: Wheel of Fortune, a remake of the original Tactics Ogre by series originator, Yasumi Matsuno.
Famitsu magazine brings us the scoop. They reveal that character design duties are being helmed by Akihiko Yoshida. In addition to art directing for games like Vagrant Story and Final Fantasy XIV, Yoshida also worked on the background art for the original Tactics Ogre. Music for Wheel of Fortune is being composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata, just like the original. The director for the game this time around is Hiroshi Minagawa, who handled art direction for the original game.
The PSP remake has a new character, Raveness Loscaerion, and a new fully-loaded battle system. Other features include new skills, classes, and character side stories. Battles are bigger too with 12 party members versus 18 enemies. The original game’s largest battles were 10 on 10 fights.
Spencer’s note: Square Enix trademarked Wheel of Fortune, in English, in Japan too. Hmm…
Update: Square Enix confirmed the reimagining of Tactics Ogre for North America. In the West, it will be known simply as Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together.