The characters and classes of Tactics Ogre: RebornMeet some of the unforgettable characters of Tactics Ogre: Reborn - and find out about some of the classes you can command in combat!
There are a multitude of reasons that Tactics Ogre is considered a crown jewel of tactical RPGs. There is, of course, the intensely strategic combat, the branching narrative, the evocative art design and amazing music to name but a few.
There’s also the impressive world-building and unforgettable characters - a richly drawn group of personalities who add depth to this amazing world.
Previously, we showed you some of the cast, including protagonist Denam Pavel. Today, we’ll introduce a few more - and also showcase some of the classes you can command in battles!
“Risking your life is one thing. Losing it is another.”
- Xenobian, 38 years old, born on the 6th of Twinscale.
Lanselot was born in the city of Valna in Charlom, and formerly captained the Holy Knights of the Kingdom of New Xenobia. He was stripped of his status and banished by King Tristan for the misconduct of his knights.
He encounters Denam while roaming the lands with a small band of fellow knights seeking mercenary work.
“I, too, have heard tell of this diviner, but I am not he.”
- Xenobian, 63 years old, born on the 19th of Flamescale.
Warren once led the Mages Regiment of the Kingdom of New Xenobia. He is more a prophet than a teller of fortunes.
Like Lanselot, he was banished from Xenobia for misconduct.
“I am Canopus. Step forward and meet your fate, dogs!”
- Xenobian, 48 years old, born on the 5th of Darkscale.
One of the winged folk, from the city of Peshaval in Charlom, Canopus once captained the Beast Legion of the Kingdom of New Xenobia. Like Lanselot, he was banished from Xenobia for misconduct.
He appears young in years, as the winged live to thrice the age of men. He can turn the very winds against his foes, earning him the name "Wind Caller."
“There was little you could do.”
- Xenobian, 28 years old, born on the 9th of Windscale.
Mirdyn was born in the Dalmuhd city of Konsh. He once served with the Holy Knights of the Kingdom of New Xenobia. He is a man of few words.
Womenfolk hoping to be wooed by the handsome warrior are left disappointed, as he can manage little more than a smile. Gildas and Mirdyn are as chalk and cheese.
Gildas W. Byrne
“We're outlaws. No place waiting for us back home, neh?”
- Xenobian, 32 years old, born on the 4th of Firescale.
Born in the Hyland city of Xandu, Gildas once served with the Holy Knights of the Kingdom of New Xenobia.
A lover of drink and women, chivalry is not his strong point. However, he is also a dependable comrade who fights with great skill. Gildas and Mirdyn are followers of Lanselot, who was banished from Xenobia
- Xenobian, 18 years old.
Iuria is from the city of Peshaval in Charlom. She is sister to Canopus. A songstress of renown, her voice is said to soothe the hearts of all who hear it.
Winged womenfolk are seldom seen in public, but Iuria seems fond of attention.
“Oooh, you're cute when you're angry!”
- Xenobian, age unknown.
A woman of unknown origin, Deneb once served with the Mages Regiment of the Kingdom of New Xenobia. She was a principal architect of the kingdom's establishment.
Her thirst for arcane knowledge is boundless, and she has come to Valeria to gather funds to further her studies. She is also remarkably fond of pumpkins.
“They think that only from without the castle walls may one voice discontent. Not realizing that the quickest way to the throne is a knife to the king's ribs.”
- Lodissian, 38 years old, born on the 22nd of Earthscale.
Lanselot is high champion of the Dark Knights Loslorien. He was sent to Valeria when a secret treaty was forged between the Holy Lodissian Empire and the Bakram leader Brantyn Morne.
The Dark Knights report directly to High Priest Sardian, ruler of the Holy Lodissian Empire, and Lanselot is thought to be his top lieutenant.
Balxephon V. Rahms
“The whelp has grown. Let's see how much!”
- Lodissian, 40 years old.
Balxephon V. Rahms is second-in-command of the Dark Knights Loslorien, hailing from Galius, seat of the Holy Lodissian Empire.
He is the son of Stratarchis Vogras, who commanded five of the orders of knighthood in Lodis. Loslorien enjoys independence from the Senate thanks to the influence of Vogras.
“Do you not trust us, Lord Regent? That would be most unfortunate.”
- 35 years old.
Volaq is a Loslorien commander, and member of their most elite strike force. Little is known of his past, or how he came to join the Dark Knights. His loyalty to Lodis is unquestionable, and he has earned a great deal of respect from those serving under him.
A career soldier, he never lets personal matters interfere with his duties.
“As imprudent as you are impudent. I'll dress you like a holiday goose, hedge knight!”
- Lodissian, 30 years old, born on the 20th of Seascale.
A Loslorien commander from Galius, seat of the Holy Lodissian Empire, and member of their most elite strike force, Martym is known for his cunning swordplay.
He will stop at nothing to achieve victory, living by the motto, "It always comes to blood." Though his words lack grace, he wields a blade with great finesse.
Barbas Dahd Geuse
“You want to kill us. I see it in your eyes. Put down your words, and take up your sword.”
- Lodissian, 34 years old, born on the 17th of Blackscale.
Barbas is a Loslorien commander hailing from Bomouth on the borderlands of Lodis, and member of their most elite strike force.
He is a giant of a man, and the most bloodthirsty of the seven Loslorien commanders. He was put on trial for beating a superior to death but was saved from execution by Lanselot Tartaros.
Oz Moh Glacius
“You squabble over Valeria like beggars over scraps. The sooner she is rid of you, the better!”
- Lodissian, 27 years old, born on the 1st of Shadowscale.
Oz Moh Glacius is a Loslorien commander from Galius, seat of the Holy Lodissian Empire, member of their most elite strike force, and twin brother to Dame Ozma.
He is an expert swordsman, receiving top honors from the Xanam Officer's Academy. After serving as commander of three regiments of the Ganan Division for a number of years, he was assigned to the Dark Knights. His sadistic nature is evident in his actions on the field of battle and in his questioning of prisoners.
Ozma Moh Glacius
“Brute force, is that all you understand? Perhaps it's time I versed you in the higher arts.”
- Lodissian, 27 years old, born on the 1st of Shadowscale.
A Loslorien commander from Galius, seat of the Holy Lodissian Empire, Ozma is of the noble House Glacius - renowned for their founding role in the Galius Guild of Magi, ministers of magic in Lodis.
Twin sister to the Dark Knight Oz, she wields both spell and blade with equal skill.
“You may find her a somewhat... unwilling companion. Ha ha!”
- Lodissian, 32 years old.
A Loslorien commander from Niemaran, a small town in the borderlands of Lodis. He is last born of the former Nildahme royal house, which once wielded great power throughout the Sea of Lhai region.
He prefers hand-to-hand combat to swordplay and is a masterful strategist.
In battle, you’ll command a wide variety of units of different classes, each with their own abilities. Here’s a look at some of the classes in the game:
Warriors are mainstay melee fighters, adept with a wide variety of weapons - Jack-of-all-trades, master of none.
Warriors are by no means flashy but can equip a wide range of weapons and armor, playing an active role on the front lines in the early game.
Archers are ranged attackers adept with a bow and arrow, and capable of taking down enemies from a distance.
Archers use bows and crossbows to chip away at enemy health from the high ground. They’re an indispensable support class on the battlefield.
Wizards are a back-line support class that wields a wide variety of magic, from offensive damage spells to debuffs.
Wizards play a vital role in the early game, showing their true worth in the hardest-fought battles.
This is a back-line support class that mainly cast spells to restore HP and cure various ailments.
Clerics are mainstay healers who remain indispensable to the battle party even into the late game.
Rune Fencer / Valkyrie
This well-rounded caster of attack and healing spells is also adept at sword and spearplay.
It’s a balanced class can attack aggressively in the front lines or support with spells from the rear.
An excellent frontline class that uses its high defense and a smattering of healing spells to protect the battle party.
Knights are indispensable units that serve as a bulwark against the enemy’s advance.
Entirely unconcerned with their own safety, berserkers charge into the front lines to assail their enemies with weapons bared.
Berserkers boast devastating attacks, making them a valuable part of the battle party. However, they themselves have relatively weak defenses and are easily damaged.
The howls of tormented spirits can be heard with every step of the terror knight's boots. This class is skilled in weakening enemy attacks and defense.
Like the knight, terror knights take advantage of their high defensive capabilities to shield the battle party while engaging the enemy on the front lines.
Ninja / Kunoichi
This nimble class utilizes its mobility to quickly deploy its power wherever needed, whether on the front lines or in the rear. Men are called ninja, while women are called kunoichi.
The ninjutsu spells they wield manipulate various spirits to unleash punishing attacks on even distant enemies
Tactics Ogre: Reborn launches for PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on November 11, 2022 and is available to preorder now.
Anyone who pre-orders the Standard Edition digitally will receive a Tactics Ogre: Reborn Digital Mini Soundtrack Download Code, which includes a selection of three songs from the Tactics Ogre: Reborn Original Soundtrack - all composed by Hitoshi Sakimoto and recorded live.
In addition, a Digital Premium Edition is available for PS5, PS4 and STEAM. This includes the game, as well the full Tactics Ogre: Reborn Original Soundtrack.
You’ll also get a Tactics Ogre (1995) Digital Mini Soundtrack, which includes a selection of 10 chiptune songs from the original game. Perfected back in the day, these chiptune originals have a slightly different feel from the re-recorded live music found in Tactics Ogre: Reborn!
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