Tactics Ogre: Reborn will be sold in both digital and physical forms overseas. However, it seems that Japanese buyers will have some extra goodies, like a Tactics Ogre Reborn Collector’s Edition. They’ll also have a chance at a special pre-order lottery.
The Tactics Ogre Reborn Collector’s Edition is exclusive to the Square Enix e-Store. As a physical package, it’s also exclusive to the console editions of the game (PS4, PS5, and Switch). The package comes with the game itself, and several exclusive items. These include an art book with illustrations by Akihiko Yoshida and Tsubasa Masao, among others. There’s also a three-volume script book set, containing dialog lines from all the story routes. Finally, a mini-soundtrack CD and set of tarot cards with a special bag and mat round out the offering. The package costs 22,000 Yen (about $165 USD).
Check out some shots of the Tactics Ogre Reborn Collector’s Edition in the gallery.
Japanese fans who opt for the standard edition over the Tactics Ogre Reborn Collector’s Edition won’t miss out completely, though. All pre-orders for the game placed through the Square Enix e-Store will be entered into a lottery for a replica Glass Pumpkin. Only 500 of the Glass Pumpkins will be produced. Lottery eligibility applies to physical pre-order of the game on consoles. Digital code pre-orders for the PC version are also eligible, since it doesn’t have a physical edition.
Glass Pumpkins are a rare item found throughout the Ogre Battle series (of which Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together is a part). They’re coveted by the legendary witch Deneb. Deneb is a recurring Ogre Battle character, often seen running a secret item shop. She’s also often recruitable as a playable unit, although players usually need to accomplish some difficult or tedious feat. In the 2010 PSP game, players can sell Deneb 30 Glass Pumpkins (obtained through great effort in the optional Palace of the Dead dungeon) before recruiting her to unlock her unique class, Wicce. As a Wicce, Deneb is one of the most powerful magic-using units in the game.
Tactics Ogre: Reborn will release globally on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5 on November 11, 2022. It’ll come out on PC on November 12, 2022.