After eight long years since the release of Knights Of Lodis on the GBA, the Tactics Ogre series is coming back. Today, Square Enix announced the development of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, a remake of the very first game in the series, developed exclusively for the PSP.
Originally released back in 1995 for the Super Famicom by developer Quest, Tactics Ogre featured a blend of grid-based tactical strategy and classic RPG combat and leveling that made for a gameplay system with much greater strategic depth than other JRPGs at the time. If you still can't picture it, think of the Final Fantasy Tactics games--which is apt, since, after leaving Quest in 1995, Tactics Ogre game director Yasumi Matsuno would join Square and create the first Final Fantasy Tactics (as well as Final Fantasy XII and Vagrant Story).
== TEASER ==Now, 15 years after the release of Let Us Cling Together, Matsuno and Square Enix are reuniting members of the original Quest team to adapt the strategy-RPG classic to modern standards, complete with new graphics, a recomposed soundtrack, and various new gameplay and leveling systems. From the description, the remake sounds like a more substantial update than the straight port of Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions to the PSP. No release window has been announced for the game, but with this game and Civilization V on the horizon, could we be seeing the cusp of a resurgence of grids and hexes?