PS1 precursor to Final Fantasy Tactics getting a remake for PS5, PS4

By Lee Brady,

The PS1 forerunner to Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre, is getting a full remake for PS5 and PS4. Titled Tactics Ogre Reborn, the game is set for launch on November 11th, 2022 from Square Enix.

Final Fantasy Tactics is a beloved gem of a PS1 game, a title that would easily make our top PS1 classics on PS Plus Premium list should it someday come to the service. However, those with slightly longer memories will know much of Square and Square Enix’s tactical RPG prowess was curbed from Quest’s Tactics Ogre, and now it seems this PS1 precursor to Final Fantasy Tactics is getting a remake for PS5, PS4.

Tactics Ogre Reborn to recapture spirit of Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy 12

Final Fantasy Tactics OgreFinal Fantasy Tactics built upon the design of Tactics Ogre

Tactics Ogre Reborn, the PS5 and PS4 remake of Tactics Ogre, has been leaked a number of times by Square Enix over the last year, but the latest leak on the PlayStation Store backend (spotted via all but officially confirms it. From the leak, we’ve learned that the Final Fantasy Tactics forerunner has had its visuals “painstakingly recreated” in HD, features full English and Japanese voice acting, and is tentatively set for release on November 11th, 2022.

Final Fantasy Tactics’ director and designer, Yasumi Matsuno, had previously led the development of Tactics Ogre and its predecessor Ogre Battle before signing up with Square Enix. He would go on to direct and design hits like Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story, and helped lay the foundation for Final Fantasy 12 before falling ill and passing the project on to Final Fantasy 9 director Hiroyuki Ito and Tactics Ogre art director Hiroshi Minagawa.

While no word on a Final Fantasy Tactics remake has yet been made, Tactics Ogre Reborn joins Pac-Man World Re-Pac in the seemingly growing list of surprise PS1 classic remakes. We’d happily settle for PS1 games on PS Plus with trophy support, frankly, but always exciting to see a game get the full HD treatment. Let us know what your thoughts our on the news below.
Lee Brady
Written by Lee Brady
Staff Writer Lee keeps one eye on the future (Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth), one eye on the past (PS Plus Premium, recent Sony news), and his secret third eye on the junk he really likes (Sonic Superstars, Final Fantasy XVI). Then he uses his big mouth to blurt out long-winded opinions about video games.
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